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Assessments & Studies


  • Asset Based Risk Analysis (ABRA)

    The ABRA process quantitatively measures threats, asset criticality, vulnerabilities, and risk associated from both the owner and the threats perspective. It identifies the current vulnerability and risk level of a given asset on the day of the assessment - a “snapshot in time”, if you will – and then identifies optimized (improved) levels with the theoretical implementation of specified countermeasures and improvements to the security features of the asset. The process allows our Analysts to measure the cost-effectiveness of a given countermeasure in reducing vulnerability and risk. It optimizes features, explores upgrades, and recalculates vulnerabilities and risks with improvements made to the asset. In essence, the ABRA includes the performance of six sub-analyses including: Threat, Criticality, Vulnerability, Optimization, Risk, and Cost Benefit.

  • Critical Asset and Infrastructure Risk Analysis (CAIRA)

    The CAIRA is designed to identify and quantify vulnerabilities and risks associated with applicable CI systems being subjected to various natural and manmade threats. This information empowers decision makers when making informed decisions, set priorities, and develop future plans, projects, and programs needed to remediate, mitigate, or accept the risk. The program goes further in that it identifies cost-effective solutions to mitigate risk and assists in the development of projects to correct noted deficiencies. Calculating vulnerability and risk levels associated with applicable critical infrastructure energy (electrical, natural gas, steam, and water) systems being subjected to various natural and manmade hazards.

  • Drinking Water Systems Vulnerability Assessment and Risk Analysis

    This type of assessment addresses six basic elements including a review of pipes and constructed conveyances; physical barriers; water collection, pre-treatment, treatment, storage and distribution facilities; electronic, computer or other automated systems which are utilized by the public water system; the use, storage, or handling of various chemicals; and the operation and maintenance of the system. Additionally, threats to and the potential for loss water distribution systems were analyzed. The risk assessment identified effective corrective measures and residual risk and the vulnerability. Major elements of the assessment included planning, threat assessment, facility construction characterization, system effectiveness and risk management.

  • Electrical Systems Vulnerability Assessment and Risk Analysis

    The objective of this effort is to conduct a comprehensive vulnerability assessment (VA) of the electrical distribution system using a quantitative methodology approach. The primary objective of the was to quantify levels of vulnerability and associated risk to the electrical distribution system as if it were being targeted by a threat using an explosive device, standoff weapon, chemical/biological/radiological device (CBR), or overt and covert tactics. With the baseline levels quantified, the process then developed and identified security countermeasures to reduce vulnerability and risk levels. An abbreviated blast analysis was also performed.

  • Event Based Vulnerability Assessment and Risk Analysis

    The primary objective of the analysis is to identify vulnerabilities and risk to event attendees, staff and the location. During the site visit, the Analyst visually assesses the venue, grounds, and adjoining public and private properties. In addition, the Analyst meets the venue staff and event organizers  to discuss layout, building construction, security countermeasures, and staffing. A modified version of ABRA is used to address six sub-analyses; Threat, Criticality, Vulnerability, Optimization, Risk, and Cost Benefit Analyses. The process allows our Analysts to measure the cost-effectiveness of a given countermeasure in reducing vulnerability and risk. It optimizes features, explores upgrades, and recalculates vulnerabilities and risks with temporary or permanent improvements made to the venue and in protecting participants.

  • Assessment for Homeowners (Anti-burglary)

    This self-assessment checklist allows homeowners to conduct a security assessment of their residence BEFORE they contact a security consultant or alarm company. The checklist will tell you how vulnerable to burglary your residence is and what to do about it, fixing the problems with low cost/common sense solutions.

    A color coded risk rating is also provided.

  • Assessment for Business Owners (Loss Prevention)

    By using this tool business owners will be able to determine what types of criminal activity they are vulnerable to and how to avoid costly ineffective countermeasures that don’t reduce risks. You will identify solutions that are cost effective including low-cost remedies, such as, merely rearranging merchandise on the shelf and displays to changing the traffic flow within the store or by moving the cashier register location. You will also be able to determine if you need a CCTV system, what kind to get and what questions to ask the salesman. Protection measures against Cyber-crime and credit card fraud are also analyzed and included.

  • Estate & Resident Risk Analysis

    The purpose of the ERRS is to assess vulnerability and risk to high value persons and their family members. We assess the location, routes of frequent travel and the habits of residents. By using our patented risk analysis methodologies we make recommendation for physical security and lifestyle upgrades. A unique feature of this type of assessment is our ability to analyze the “privacy” threat to residents by using aerial surveillance technologies.


  • Electronic Security Systems (ESS) Study

    This study involves the effective deployment of electronic security systems; specifically, intrusion detection equipment and close circuit television components to reduce vulnerability and risk. Recommendations and improvements for the correction of deficiencies to existing electronic security systems and preliminary designs where ESS are non-existent are provided to the customers. Concept drawings are provided. Additionally, upon request we can provide equipment selection, installation project management, write the necessary policies and procedures for use and conduct the training of company personnel.

  • Access Control System and Entry Control Facility Study

    This study can be adapted for single structure facilities or multi-facility compounds. The study incorporates the principles of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), and includes the effective application of automated access control systems (ACS), intrusion detection (IDS) and other electronic security system (ESS) technologies. General layout requirements, containment and control, inspection capabilities, geometric design of roadways, guard facility construction, electrical requirements for ESS, communications and information technology integration and visitor control are also assessed.

  • Security Manpower Study

    The objective of this effort is to conduct a comprehensive review of all security positions within an organization. The study focuses on the units mission, its vision and functions to be carried out. Compliance with manpower regulations and training requirements will be carried out. Additionally, day-to-day operations and emergency operations will be observed and analyzed.

  • Perimeter Study

    The objective of this effort is to conduct a comprehensive review of intrusion detection systems, pedestrian and vehicular access control, natural and man-made physical barriers, lighting, the ability of a guard force to assess respond and deter threats. Perimeter Security concepts must address the threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures that can be utilized to physically protect an asset or assets located within a compound’s boundary line.

    Can be combined with the ECF portion of the ACSECF Study.

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