Elsine van Os is the founder and CEO of Signpost Six. She is a Clinical Psychologist and Intelligence and Security Expert. Elsine has worked on high profile assignments for the Dutch Ministry of Defense and Shell International, where she held global responsibility for security threat assessments and management on country, asset and individual levels.
Elsine has worked in various capacities in over 50 countries (often high risk regions such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria and Colombia). In her work, she has designed, developed and executed methodologies and ancillary processes to develop management team members’ and employees’ security consciousness and risk assessment skills. In her later tenure serving at Shell, Elsine held key positions during high-stake negotiations and deal making processes.
Working for years in the Oil and Gas sector, a high risk environment for all forms of (cyber) security threats, Elsine and the industry simultaneously grew up with growing threats in the cyber domain. She observed, however, the heavy reliance on technological solutions at the expense of the human factor. This lead to Elsine focusing on so called Behavioural Intelligence and Threat Assessment. As a result, Elsine founded Signpost Six, to not only be able to teach professionals how to use these skills effectively, but also how to be able to identify ‘signposts’ that could potentially lead to adverse impacts on an organisation. This is an integral part of Signpost Six’s Insider Risk program.