If you ask them, mi2g Limited, a "security intelligence firm", will tell you they have been in the security industry as far back as 1995, at least "collecting data". In reality, mi2g only popped up in 1999 as a security outfit of any sort. Before that, they operated a web site dedicated to selling automobile information that magically morphed into the Middle East Information Database Search (MIDAS) that morphed again into an e-commerce development company. Since then, mi2g has been a glorified mouth piece spouting a combination of fear, uncertainty and doubt with a clear goal of profiting from it. For a better idea of where mi2g came from, read more about the "Questionable History of mi2g".