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Are you prepared for 2021?

Updated: Jul 9

By now you have made your way home from your summer vacation and preparing to go back to work or school; you realise things are not much different from before the holiday season started. A new CoVid strain has emerged, that is easier to transmit than the original strain, we are still wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and have become obsessive about washing our hands and the surfaces around us. Many countries and cities around the world, including South Africa, have gone into a further lockdown, or have imposed stricter "lockdown" measures.


With everyone worrying about the Corona Virus, it has been easy to forget about the other threats we face daily.

These threats affect not only Companies, Company Executives, High Net-worth individuals at home and at the office or moving from one place to the next, but Cyber crimes have also become far more prevalent than ever before.


Threats to our property and well-being are at the top of the list of risks we face in our day-to-day lives.

  • Business owners and homeowners both face the possibility of burglary and theft.

  • Government facilities and airports are confronted with terrorist attacks, including theft and vandalism.

  • School children don't feel safe in their classroom or on the school grounds.

  • Cybercrime is one of the most insidious threats facing any business today.

One of the ways we can improve security to protect our clients and their properties, against these dangers is through security risk and threat assessments. No matter what security you currently have in place, including personal protection, physical security and cyber security, risk and threat assessments from an objective third party provides you with a true picture of your security situation.

What is the purpose of a threat assessment?

A risk assessment is a formal evaluation conducted to determine what risks and threats are likely and foreseeable and what the responsible actions are that a business or individual should take to mitigate these risks. A threat assessment, when done correctly, determines the most probable threats to a business. Anticipating threats to a company, institution or individual, is a vital first step in mitigating any threat or risk. Threat assessments help you and or your company plan for the unforeseen.

What does a Threat assessment entail?

  1. Evaluate the complete spectrum of threats to both property, human life and cyber

  2. Make a list of credible threats and scenarios

  3. Assess and evaluate existing security measures and advise accordingly

  4. Quantify the potential impact of a specific or multiple threats

  5. Suggest and advice on reasons why specific security upgrades should take place, to the office, the house, the vehicle, and personnel, etc.

  6. Re-evaluate perceived threats after security upgrades have taken place


Conclusion

Our multidisciplinary approach looks at security from every angle to mitigate risks- from the physical environment to the human element and the use of technology. Effective security starts with a clear understanding of your vulnerabilities. We can help you gauge your strengths and weaknesses in various scenarios. From facility security to executive protection, cybersecurity and transport and travel. We bring decades of experience to our assessments and our leading experts help you anticipate threats and sources of new potential threats


Arcangel Protection Services is here to manage the risk, so you don't have to and can therefore concentrate on your core business and let us do the rest.