Not all companies operating internationally have comprehensive, workable, security or emergency contingency plans that can effectively mitigate major security related situations; yet without them, effective response to a crisis is impossible.
It is essential that a Threat - Risk - Vulnerability Assessment (TRVA) be completed to thoroughly analyze the corporation’s exposure to risk. Contingency planning incorporates all the policies, procedures and plans necessary to prevent, manage and quickly recover from a crisis.
At the same time, it analyzes the fundamental security principles of all operations to ensure the long-term viability of the organization. It is also recognition that survival is a company’s strategic objective. Failure to provide for the possibility of a crisis might result in serious injuries and deaths, destruction of property and facilities, and even the inability of the corporation to continue operating.
Planning in advance of a crisis is essential. In a crisis, confusion can be expected, communication links may be interrupted and conditions chaotic. The aim of a contingency plan is to allow those responsible for managing emergency situations to focus on solutions to major problems, rather than dealing with chaos due to a lack of prior planning. If all predictable and routine situations are considered in the plan, those responsible for actions during an emergency will be able to deal with the unpredictable or unusual situations that will surely develop.
Most potential crisis situations can be prevented or at least controlled through good planning, making the effects on personnel and assets of the corporation relatively insignificant. On the other hand, a plan does not guarantee that a crisis will not develop, especially one resulting from natural phenomenon. However, actions taken to cope with a crisis or security situation as it begins to develop may prevent a crisis from developing into a tragedy. The plan should provide the basis for orderly actions and decisions to minimize loss.
The specific functional areas include:
- Program definition and project management.
- Hazard analysis and threat-risk-vulnerability assessment.
- Concept of operations and command and control definition.
- Security planning and standard operating procedure development.
- Security operations control room design and system integration.
- Training definition and delivery including technology based training.
- Table-top, exercise planning and conduct.
- “Red Cell” penetration testing against facilities and critical infrastructures.
Globe Risk International's strengths in providing operational support include:
- A dedicated team of security specialists and incident managers with many years of experience in providing security and incident management support.
- An internationally recognized reputation in evaluating and upgrading security and emergency response capabilities.
- The expertise of a team with extensive experience in terrorism, security and emergency planning.
- A solid reputation for providing program-based solutions to resolve complex issues.
- Proven management skills to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget.
- Quality management practices that strive to ensure that client expectations are met and exceeded.
EXERCISE PLANNING AND CONDUCT
The ultimate validation of any program is an exercise. Exercises can range in scope and complexity from modular, highly simulated, tabletop style local events through to multinational, inter-jurisdictional, free play evolutions with a high degree of real life, field level activity.
Globe Risk International's team possess a broad range of experience covering the full spectrum of exercise styles. This experience includes designing, developing, conducting and evaluating exercises for such diverse clients as federal, provincial and municipal governments, major retail stores, government agencies, and international exploration companies.
Globe Risk International consultants utilize their years of experience as counter-terrorist Special Forces operators to analyze a potential facility or infrastructure target from a terrorist's perspective. Years of training in terrorist methods and having a thorough understanding of terrorist attack methodology, our consultants develop terrorist attack profiles and then develop a comprehensive plan to prevent such an attack. Very few international security-consulting companies utilize this method of planning to protect facilities or critical infrastructure targets. It is the ability to think as a terrorist that sets Globe Risk International apart from other similar organizations.
Globe Risk International has broad experience in the planning, management and implementation of security and incident response projects. Globe Risk International's consultants have been involved in small and large-scale security projects at locations in Canada, the United States, South America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.