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The Intelligent Security Method


Our customers are equipped with advanced tools and timely information to forge a proactive security posture. Dots are collected and analyzed. Threats are revealed. Alerts are issued. Investigations are launched. Partners collaborate. It all happens in advance of a potential incident, not after, and gets our customers “left of boom.”


TRAPWIRE is a comprehensive methodology for detecting threats in the planning stages and producing opportunities to prevent terrorist and criminal events. A security posture focused on prevention requires awareness, knowledge and tools. We provide it all in one centralized, highly secure and encrypted platform that is synchronized with our expert services and award-winning support.



Threat data provides little value if it is not in the hands of the right people at the right time. TRAPWIRE generates instant awareness for those who need to know.


TRAPWIRE data is shaped during input using methodologies developed through decades of real-world law enforcement, anti-terrorism, and intelligence operations experience. The resulting output provides our clients with actionable, timely information on threats facing their personnel and assets.

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“Our continued interaction with TRAPWIRE is, without question, the most impactful and beneficial relationship we have established to protect our people and assets.”

Senior Vice President | Hotel & Casino Security

“The extensive toolset we now have in TRAPWIRE is something we had been missing. This system has filled a significant gap in our operations.”

Senior Corporate Security Executive | Private Sector

“TRAPWIRE has proven to be exactly the type of predictive analytical tool I had been looking for to protect DPS facilities and personnel from both terrorist and criminal events. DPS Troopers, Agents, and officers are still benefiting from the TrapWire surveillance detection training they received almost two years ago.”

Senior Official | Texas Department of Public Safety

“I see these indicators all the time, I just never knew what they were or what to do with them.”

Security Officer | Private Sector

“I wish I had had this training 20 years ago…I would have been doing my job very differently.”

Police Officer | London Metropolitan Police Department

Recent Articles


23 Jul

Potential Security Threats Posed by Social Media and Other Apps


Note:  On July 19 we issued the following bulletin to our clients within the TRAPWIRE platform.  Given recent reporting indicating that the Munich shooter may have lured victims with a social media posting, we have decided to make this threat analysis public.  

View original bulletin PDF


Information Bulletin  

Pokémon Go App

We have seen a number of suspicious activity reports detailing incidents involving individuals and groups playing the augmented reality app Pokémon Go.


25 Jul

TRAPWIRE Director Provides Insight to WTOP on the How vs Why of Terrorism


Excerpted from:
Blame-and-claim cycle fuels terrorism
By J.J.Green
July 25, 2016

In this new era of terrorism, ISIL appears to have become an umbrella for grievances for a growing number of people. But does it matter?

Mike Maness, director of Trapwire and a former CIA covert operative, believes pinpointing exactly which terror organization claims credit for the latest attack is of little use.


03 Aug

NYT: How a Secretive Branch of ISIS Built a Global Network of Killers


A jailhouse interview with a German man who joined the Islamic State reveals the workings of a unit whose lieutenants are empowered to plan attacks around the world.

This is an excellent article on pre-attack tactics, communications and preparations undertaken by terrorist organizations ahead of an attack. The article focuses on the “how’s” rather than the “why’s” of a terrorist operation – something we have been advocating for some time now.


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