Security Management Consulting

Crucible prides itself on having a broad and diverse collection of experience in both the public and private sectors as well as both academically and practically. This broad experience – from public sector law enforcement/criminal investigations to the highly regulated industries of energy creation/delivery and pharmaceuticals, as well as industry-leading academic credentials and certifications – set Crucible apart from its competitors. This allows Crucible to provide security management consultation for a wide array of security disciplines and/or challenges.

Risk Assessments

An effective security program must be based on a clear understanding of the actual risks an organization faces. Until the actual threat to assets is assessed accurately, precautions and countermeasures – even those of the highest quality, reliability and repute – cannot be chosen, except by guesswork. The value of a security program depends as much upon the relevance of resources as upon their high quality. First, understand the problem; then consider solutions.

The risk assessment process to arrive at the real and actual concerns facing an organization is as follows;

  1. Loss Event Profile – Evaluating individual loss events that might occur or that have already occurred
  2. Loss Event Probability – Evaluating the likelihood of loss events
  3. Loss Event Criticality – Evaluating critical business operations and the impact on them from a loss event
  4. Loss Event Vulnerability – Evaluating the vulnerability of an organization’s operations and its exposure to potential loss events

The interplay and relationship of these concepts with one another is a tremendous resource in identifying the actual risks facing an organization as well as the appropriate countermeasures to mitigate the risk.

Security Policy Development

Security policies are the backbone of any security program and should accurately and appropriately address an identified situation and provide clear instruction as to the manner in which the situation should be handled and/or responded to. There are many considerations that should be evaluated when creating, implementing and training on security policies. The policies must address the identified concern, mitigate risk and provide clear, easy-to-follow instructions while, at the same time, ensure employee safety, protect the organization and reduce liability and exposure to the organization.

Security Operations

Command, control, oversight and management of an organization’s security effort requires knowledge and experience to develop and implement a system that maximizes security operations for the benefit of the organization. The implementation, coordination and appropriate balance of security policies, guard force management and physical and technical security features do not happen organically. Proper utilization and application of these modalities, direction, communication and organized execution will maximize this effort for the benefit of your organization and employees.

Access Control

An extremely important pillar of an organization’s security program is its access control policy. The ability to control and/or limit access to any space is a foundational objective of a security program. Based on the industry or organization, this concept has varying degrees of relevance or importance. In the pharmaceutical industry, where controlled substances are manufactured, or in the energy industry, where electrical substations enable the local electrical infrastructure to connect to the country’s power grid, controlling which employees or visitors access these areas is critically important, if not mandated by the federal government. However, in other industries or organizations, this may not be as important. That said, there are a number of modalities that can be implemented individually or collectively to support an access control system.

Some of these modalities include;

  1. Employee ID badges (visual display)
  2. Proximity cards/readers, smart cards (card access readers)
  3. Visitor management policy and system
  4. Doors, locks
  5. Biometric readers
  6. Turnstiles

Guard Force Management

Many organizations utilize contract security companies (guard force companies) to assist in the delivery and management of security services. This should not be a “set it and forget it” approach. It is extremely important that any organization utilizing contract security/guard force companies manage the contract company to its level of service expectations. Crucible has developed a proprietary performance management program to ensure that any contract security company is focused on your organization’s priorities, is performing to your expected service level and is customer-focused. Contract security services are not inexpensive. Crucible can assist in developing a tailored program for your organization to manage contract security organizations to get the maximum value from your investment.

Physical Security

Physical security measures are an important component to an organized, cohesive enterprise security program. Physical security features include, but are not limited to;

Dependent on your organization’s risk profile, some of these features, or a combination of them, may be appropriate in coordination with the rest of the enterprise security program.

Technical Security

Technical security measures are an important component of an organized, cohesive enterprise security program. Technical security features include, but are not limited to;

Dependent on your organization’s risk profile, some of these features, or a combination of them, maybe appropriate in coordination with the rest of the enterprise security program.

Call Crucible at 201-252-2532 today for a free, no-obligation assessment of your organization’s current security posture and the potential need for security management consulting in one or more of these areas.

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