The best time to deal with a major business disruption is before it occurs. Whether such a disruption comes from natural disaster or criminal mischief, the companies that recover quickest are the ones that think through their responses well in advance.
At K2 Intelligence, we work with companies to do just that: create practical strategies that address security concerns while preparing effective reactions to disruptive events.
Gauging Physical Security
We perform thorough assessments of the physical security posture of many types of facilities—corporate campuses, schools, sports arenas, government facilities manufacturing plants—each with its own unique set of security risks. We examine the full range of those risks—everything from malicious insiders or intruders to active shooters to hurricanes and earthquakes—and we recommend plans of action to keep the business up and running in a crisis situation.
Risks and Impacts
Our security assessment starts with a wide-angle understanding of the business risk. Working closely with our clients, we analyze all perceived threats to facilities, operations, and supply chains, and examine the likely impact of a service interruption.
We factor in the size and overall importance of the facility, as well as the criticality of various operations, their sensitivity to information loss, and the effectiveness of existing policies and processes. We arrive at a comprehensive picture of the whole business, its constituent parts, and the vulnerabilities that need to be confronted proactively.
Response and Recovery
Once we understand the business, we begin to build crisis readiness. We strategically address all operations in terms of their vulnerabilities, and we help clients determine what resources are essential to keep each in operation under disruptive circumstances.
On a more tactical level, we design policies and procedures for dealing with emergencies, and we can train and rehearse employees to respond to the most likely adverse scenarios. We harden all fire and safety systems, access controls, intrusion detection, and perimeter alarms. We scrutinize crime trends in the immediate area, and review mail and package delivery procedures. We check for adequate redundancy in all mission-critical systems, especially backup power supplies and data recovery.
The goal is to equip our clients so that, should an incident occur, all the pieces in place to minimize the damage and recover as quickly as possible.