Our consultants provide a country-specific threat analysis of possible hostile intent to the client’s infrastructure. They evaluate existing physical security systems to determine the potential risk of a breach and review existing company security policies and procedures including crisis management planning, emergency response procedures and evacuation plans. Other areas of focus include, but are not limited to:
- Journey management
- Medical infrastructure and equipment
- Communications and planning
- Linked external security support
- Auditing requirements
- Security training and applied third party security vendors
- Essential life support
Where necessary, the consultancy can develop policies and procedures designed to minimise the risk to property, employees and computer systems.
Our consultants work independently, providing evaluations on a client’s current security system and recommendations for improvements without an affiliation to a security firm or installation company.
Each of our highly professional consultants aim to look outside the box with regards to internal and external factors which could possibly impact the client’s assets exposure to security threats and risks.
Corporate/Company Applied Security Audits
Security auditing is a powerful tool to help maintain the security of an organisation. Auditing can be used for a variety of purposes, including forensic analysis, regulatory compliance, monitoring user activity and troubleshooting.
Industry regulations in different countries or regions require organisations to implement a strict set of rule and policies related to data security and privacy. Security audits can help implement such policies and prove that procedures have been implemented. In addition, security auditing can be used for forensic analysis, to help administrators detect anomalous behaviour, to identify and mitigate gaps in security policies and to deter irresponsible behaviour by tracking critical user activities.
External security auditing will provide an overview of a company’s perceived compliancy. The end findings of any external auditing process will provide the client with a constructive professional scrutiny of all currently policies and procedures, as well as highlighting deficiencies and weaknesses for the benefit of the client/company.
Chartsec’s expert, fully qualified professionals can be appointed to engage in the auditing requirements of:
- IT and computer software
- Facility security measures
- Crisis management policies, planning & exercise scenarios
- HR management
- Security training and development
Threat & Risk Assessment
Threat assessment is a prevention strategy that involves:
(a) identifying internal and external threats
(b) determining the seriousness of the threat
(c) developing intervention plans and measures that protect company members and infrastructure, as well as addressing the underlying problem or conflict that stimulated the threat.
Security risk assessment is an on-going process of discovering, correcting and preventing security problems. The risk assessment is an integral part of any risk management process, and it is designed to provide appropriate levels of security for all company assets, workforces and information systems.
Threat and risk assessment procedures are applied to the client’s specific environment and exposures by seasoned security experts. Every stage of the process is tailored and designed with specific client concerns in mind, but also with an objectively detailed overview of all possible outcomes and possibilities.
Risk mitigation can be defined as taking steps to reduce adverse effects. There are four types of risk mitigation strategies that can be employed in relation to business continuity and disaster recovery. It’s important to develop a strategy that matches your company’s profile.
- Risk Acceptance: Risk acceptance does not reduce any effects, but it is still considered a strategy. It is a common option when the cost of other risk management options such as avoidance or limitation may outweigh the cost of the risk itself. A company that doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on avoiding risks that do not have a high possibility of occurring will use the risk acceptance strategy.
- Risk Avoidance: Risk avoidance is the opposite of risk acceptance. It is the action that avoids any exposure to the risk whatsoever. Risk avoidance is usually the most expensive of all risk mitigation options.
- Risk Limitation: Risk limitation is the most common risk management strategy used by businesses. This strategy limits a company’s exposure by taking some action. It is a strategy employing a measure of risk acceptance along with a measure of risk avoidance or a combination of both.
- Risk Transference: Risk transference is process of handing risk off to a willing third party. For example, many companies outsource operations such as customer service or payroll services. This can be beneficial for a company if a transferred risk is not a core competency of that company.
While a very sensitive topic, Chartsec has the ability to draw upon its wide-ranging contacts to employ highly professional individuals to handle complex hostage negotiation situations. The experts involved in this type of unique service are known to the company through its past and present links with the military and police, and all of whom have performed these duties in real life situations globally.