security risk mitigation planning

As organizations expand globally, the geopolitical risks facing their operations increase exponentially. In this ever-changing world it is very important for organizations to maintain agile processes for their corporate security teams and develop comprehensive crisis management plans.

Ketan Sovani

9/27/20231 min read

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Introduction: As organizations expand globally, the geopolitical risks facing their operations increase exponentially. In this ever-changing world it is very important for organizations to maintain agile processes for their corporate security teams and develop comprehensive crisis management plans.

Analysis: With the development of a global marketplace, an increasing number of organizations find themselves opening offices and operations in multiple locations world-wide. This expansion and diversification is excellent because it brings with it increased economic prosperity for the organization, but it is extremely important that the corporate security teams of these organizations be involved in the planning as well as implementation phases of this growth to avoid crisis and security risks during operations.

Changing geo-political, cultural and economic conditions of different locations vastly change the security risks and adversaries facing an organization. Essentially “copy & pasting” security procedures from one region into the expanded operations of another region is therefore ill-advised and has the potential to being a high amount of hard to the companies resources, assets, people or image. Involving the corporate security team from inception to completion of the expansion is therefore extremely important to tailor make the risk management strategy for the given region. This dynamic approach to each expansion project protects the organizations from avoidable risks and safeguards them from crisis.

Conclusion: involving the corporate security team and security management consultants in the planning and implementation phases of an expansion project is critical to any organization. Proper security management, crisis management & disaster planning should happen alongside the inception and implementation of a project rather than be a piecemeal addition upon project completion.

References:

https://www.continuitycompliance.org/

https://www.gov.uk/crime-justice-and-law/crime-prevention

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/preparation-and-planning-for-emergencies-responsibilities-of-responder-agencies-and-others

https://www.osac.gov/Content/Browse/Report?subContentTypes=Crime%20and%20Safety%20Report

CSMP – ISMI® Textbook 1 (https://ismi.org.uk/)