- Threat Intelligence
- Brand Protection
- Physical Security Intelligence Support
- Reputational and Risk Assessments
- Deep-Dive Due Diligences
- Trademark Enforcement
Education & Certificates
- M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany, with a concentration in Crime Causation, Prevention, and Intervention
- Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security from the University at Albany
- B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany, with a minor in Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity
Program Lead, Intelligence & Investigations
As Program Lead of Intelligence & Investigations, Megan Fruin provides targeted intelligence and bespoke investigative services to Polaris’ clients. Ms. Fruin oversees intelligence programs, including client-tailored threat intelligence briefings and projects supporting global physical security details.
Ms. Fruin customizes client-driven intelligence programs to track either specific, active, and evolving threats against individuals or brands, or, to cut through the noise of large-scale data pools to identify relevant trends and concerning online chatter.
In doing so, Ms. Fruin and her team of analysts leverage social media and the Deep & Dark Webs to augment traditional research methods in search of relevant content to provide clients with contextualized evidence reports.
Ms. Fruin’s investigative work focuses on litigation-related due diligences, brand protection/trademark enforcement matters, reputational and risk assessments, and crisis response. She leverages her background in law enforcement intelligence to provide clients with an analytical and research-backed work product in a high-pressure environment.
Prior to her role at Polaris, Ms. Fruin served as an Intelligence Analyst for a law enforcement intelligence center, assisting police agencies with criminal investigations and the local district attorney’s office with ongoing criminal cases. Within this role, she spearheaded intelligence gathering on subjects of interest, identifying, and assessing relevant content, including potential threats to public officials. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Criminal Justice, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security. Ms. Fruin is a member of the Overseas Security Advisory Council’s (OSAC) Cybersecurity Sector Committee, and regularly participates in information-sharing meetings between the public and private sectors.
From regional offices in North America, EMEA and APAC, Polaris navigates its clients through the global risk landscape.