Too many businesses have neglected to fully consider security due to the fact that that nothing has happened, yet. Security is seen as an unnecessary expenditure and is usually the first to go when the budget is reviewed. IT security is often viewed as much more important and thousands upon thousands are spend by companies to protect their valuable data and the details of their clientele from hackers or fraudsters. What does this help if your server and all your workstations are stolen due to the fact that your physical security is not up to par or may have been neglected?
By having a Security Risk Assessment commissioned, company management will be provided with the means in which to better plan budget in regards to security. Spending becomes more stabilised and the Security Plan allows for solutions to be implemented in phases over time. Unnecessary costs incurred by ineffective security measures and failures will be eliminated from the get-go. The assessment report further provides the means in which to measure security and makes this concept communicable. In this case the Security Threat Assessment report becomes an invaluable tool to the Security Manager.
The investigation and analysis of the security status does not only involve the actual physical structure of the site, security hardware or procedures that are in place but also considers the ‘human element’ which is often overlooked by other assessors. The attitude and actions of the employees can affect the status of the company’s security greatly. With the correct training in regards to Security Awareness and a conscious mindset of the accepted responsibility of security by the employees the status of security will be all the more stronger and will allow for crime to be proactively and effectively prevented before an incident occurs.
The key to security is not what equipment you may make use of to protect your business or even the Security Officer at the gate, but the actual control thereof. This includes good management and planning. The Security Risk Assessment provides a strong, solid foundation on which to build your security both in the present and into future. Solutions are purely based on the outcome of the investigation and specifically tailored and thoroughly researched to provide your company with a unique and workable security fit.