- A more confident and rigorous basis for decision making and planning to reduce the organisation’s exposure to security risks
- Improved security risk management and reduction in loss and the cost of security risks, including commercial insurance premiums
- More effective allocation and use of resources through a more focused approach to mitigation measures
- Improved compliance with relevant legislation
- Improved corporate governance and due diligence
Threat & Security Risk Assessment
A threat assessment is an in depth, analytical analysis of existing or future threats for specified client operations in a defined area or on a defined route. The TA provides a basis for decision-making and contracting and can also be used to support or validate policymaking.
Risk Intelligence does not have standard threat assessments since threats change and must be updated. threat assessments are customized and specific.
Security Risk Assessment
A thorough security risk assessment is the basis for appropriate and cost-effective security measures aboard ships and in companies.
Risk Intelligence has carried out countless risk assessment and consultancy projects for vessels preparing their transit through high risk areas and deployments to various regions of concern.
The reports generated from these activities have resulted in specific and plausible risk mitigation and avoidance recommendations, including the improvement or adaptation of training, procedures, management and physical security measures.
Comprehensive security risk assessments for high-risk areas include a detailed survey to determine the vulnerabilities and gaps in the defensive posture of the vessel, port or facility being surveyed.
Desktop studies involve the review of the anticipated threat and asset characteristics based on data collected and past familiarity.
The security risk assessment process is based on an established industry risk assessment methodology based on the Australian/New Zealand AS/NZS 4360 Risk Management Standard. It maps a specific threat assessment - focused on the most likely threat scenarios, vulnerabilities and weaknesses. The outcome is then presented qualitatively and semi-quantitatively in a matrix, which can be adapted to the owner’s, operator’s or customer’s risk acceptance criteria.
Upon request recommendations on how to reduce the risks are developed and included in the assessment report. Recommendations are focused on specific threats (and threat scenarios), assets and consequence criteria. Recommendations are used to enable the company or ship to implement specific training, procedures or exercises, and to procure accurately specified material – if necessary - with guidance on its installation for best risk mitigation effect.
Security Risk Assessment Content
The Security Risk Assessment (SRA) consists of the overall process of security risk identification, analysis, and evaluation. Depending on the requisite depth of the assessment, a SRA report by Risk Intelligence may include the following information and analysis: Threat Assessment, Vulnerability Assessment, Security Risk Analysis, Security Risk Evaluation and Recommendations.
Onboard & Onsite Services
Risk Intelligence offers a wide range of bespoke services to assist clients’ maritime security preparedness activities and to keep their employees and assets safe. Our experienced staff provides advice on how to prevent or delay criminal acts in order to provide additional time for a proper and relevant reaction to the threats should they manifest. Such advice includes recommendations for physical counter measures, procedures, communication and drills without compromising safety issues or daily work routines. The services delivered to clients include reports used for decision-making, instructions or guidelines used for on-board/on-site and briefings/training given to crew or management.
- On-board/on-site advisory services - Provision of bespoke on-board/on-site expertise with regional experience as well as experience in offshore oil and gas, ship and port (facility) security to assist with (site) security assessments, planning, travel, investigations or project execution.
- Ship Security Survey (SSS) - a complete gap analysis of a vessel or asset’s security posture including hardening, procedures, operational environment and personnel. It contains detailed recommendations to improve the security posture. The SSS enables pinpointed resolution of any specific deficiencies, observation and findings and potentially reveals organisation flaws that can be corrected throughout the fleet/category and not only on the vessel surveyed.
- Anti-Piracy Plan / shipboard procedures (APP) - Based on a ship security survey, or on a detailed assessment of existing procedures, the Anti-Piracy plan delivers an analysis of the existing security procedures on company and shipboard level. Upon request the APP can be integrated with existing security management documentation thus creating an integrated, comprehensive and coherent document.
- Hardening and procedures implementation - This service is a follow-up to the SSS and/or SRA where on-board expertise and supervision (including integration of armed security) is provided prior or during a deployment/voyage to supervise, manage, train, evaluate and report.
PMSC Due Diligence
Within this line of services Risk Intelligence also include Private Maritime Security Company PMSC Due Diligence Assessments. These unique due diligence assessments are available for existing clients only. Request to conduct vetting on or behalf of a PMSC are cordially declined to maintain the highest level of objectivity.
PMSC due diligence is offered at 4 levels:
- Tender Evaluation (Desk-Top) – focusing on the existence, completeness and depth of a PMSCs documentation and procedures required for professional and lawful delivery of armed guards services and measures them against relevant regulations and industry standards. This is complemented by an assessment of the PMSCs potential. This assessment is typically used to determine whether or not to move forward with a PMSC or to create a Shortlist. The assessment also serves as a basis for the office and/or on board audits.
- Office Audit - An office audit delivers a comprehensive and in-depth evaluation of the effectiveness of procedures, communication, logistics, training, management practices, etc. described and illustrated within the documentation submitted as part of the Desk-Top Assessment. The audit results are used to determine whether or not to contract the PMSC, to continue contracting, to implement improvements and/or to confirm that the PMSC meets the required standards and those promoted.
- On Board Assessment - The on-board assessment evaluates the actual performance of the armed teams and substantiates compliance with the procedures, practices and training validated in the office and desk-top assessments. Furthermore, the OBA validates that the armed team is fulfilling the client contract in entirety at the standards advertised.
- Escort / Patrol vessel operations assessment – This assessment focuses on the stability and performance of contracted security vessels to perform their security duties in the face of a defined threat.