Consulting Services

security audits

Security Audits are an excellent way to evaluate your existing security program and a great first step to take prior to making security improvements at your facility or when trying to solve a specific security problem.

During a Security Audit, all aspects of your security program are examined, any weaknesses are identified, and suggestions for security improvements are made. In addition, opportunities where costs can be reduced or where security operations can be made more efficient are identified.

The Security Audit process developed by our senior executives have been used to successfully conduct more than 1,000 assessments at a wide variety of different types of corporate, institutional, and government facilities over the past forty years. This assessment process is constantly evolving, allowing us to take advantage of lessons learned from previous assessments, and to keep up with the latest security best practices.

The Security Audit uses a structured, formal analysis process that allows us to develop a deep understanding of your business, operating conditions, corporate culture, and unique security risks and threats.

While client involvement is crucial to success, our consultants facilitate the audit every step of the way, keeping the project on track, and making sure that all important elements are examined.

We can assist our clients in conducting the below audits:

  • Transporter Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Gap Analysis for Freight Security Requirements (FSR) and Transportation Security Requirements (TSR) standards, and the New Guarding Security Requirements (GSR)
  • TAPA Self-Certification Audits
  • C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) Risk Assessments
  • Physical Security Audits
  • Supply Chain Vulnerability Audits
  • Risk Assessments of Company Facilities

audit scope

The Security Audit is custom tailored for each project, but typically includes the following tasks:

  • Risk identification and analysis
  • Threat and vulnerability assessment
  • Review of site and facility security
  • Analysis of crime data including loss history, police calls for service, crime statistics, and crime forecast reports
  • Review of degree of compliance with security requirements that are specific to your industry. These may include C-TPAT, TAPA and security requirements imposed by regulatory agencies
  • Review of facility operating procedures
  • Review of physical security systems
  • Review of electronic security systems
  • Review of architectural securit
  • Review of security policies and procedures
  • Review of security management
  • Review of security personnel
  • Evaluation of present security program and identification of any weaknesses and vulnerabilities
  • Development of recommendations for security improvements
  • Identification of short-term and long-term costs
  • Prioritization of recommendations and development of implementation plan
  • Preparation of a written Security Audit Report