Security Program Assessment

Ensure your organizational security function is appropriately staffed, resourced and situated.

Kroll has been a global leader in this space for over 40 years and has helped many clients through new program development, organizational restructuring, significant/accelerated growth and rightsizing. Our goal is to ensure your organizational security function is appropriately staffed, resourced and situated to provide an environment that is safe and secure for the conduct of profitable business—now and with future growth in mind. 

Kroll’s executive-level security leaders tailor security programs to our clients’ various needs, operational cultures, organizational priorities and overall preferences. Maintaining a fully functional security program is a delicate balance and we know there is no “one size fits all” solution. We take the time to learn your culture, talk with your people, review the growth patterns of your organizational components, connect with your clients/customers when needed and offer expert analysis on the health of your program, efficiencies of processes and applicability of technology, personnel expertise and third-party support when needed.

Kroll works with some of the most recognizable Fortune 100 brands, small business proprietors, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, large law firms, global insurance companies and many others. We know what it takes for a bespoke security department to be successful and what it takes to scale a program for global application. We will help you identify your current state, growth edges and areas for improvement, and we can be a partner for life.

Some of the key areas we focus on while conducting a security program assessment:

  • Is the security department appropriately resourced for success (i.e. funding, personnel)
  • Is the security department properly placed within the organizational hierarchy for maximum effectiveness and efficiency?
  • Does the delivery of the security function meet the expectations of organizational leadership?
  • Is the security department staffed with the skillsets, leadership and expertise to address known and reasonably perceivable threats, risks and opposition?
  • Is the security department poised to grow as the organization grows?
  • Does the security department foster and maintain the right relationships to address anomalies, emergencies and unplanned-for contingencies?
  • Are your third-party vendors meeting your expectations for performance, insight and guidance?
  • Are your vendor-based solutions the best application of program funds to address the risks to your organization?
  • Are there vulnerabilities or threat vectors not being addressed properly by your organization?
  • If present, is the executive protection program functioning as designed, properly resourced and meeting the expectations of senior leadership?
  • If present, is the insider threat program functioning as designed, properly resourced and meeting the expectations of senior leadership?
  • If present, is the threat management program functioning as designed, properly resourced and meeting the expectations of senior leadership?
  • If present, is the business continuity program functioning as designed, properly resourced and meeting the expectations of senior leadership?
  • If present, is the emergency preparedness and emergency action planning program(s) functioning as designed, properly resourced and meeting the expectations of senior leadership?

Kroll has the expertise and experience to provide valuable insight, impartial analysis and third-party assessment, regardless of the current state of your security program. 

Case Study – Security Program Assessment of Online Bank

Kroll was engaged by a new but growing online bank who wished to better understand their decision-making process around security risk and business operations. This included the security measures currently in place, the layers, levels and effectiveness of physical protection, including electronic security, guarding, response and access controls.

Kroll conducted a high-level assessment based on the client’s requirements, and focused on the porosity of the security controls around the perimeter of their current activities.

In response, we provided a range of specific, short-term recommendations that also considered a way ahead for the bank to develop a security roadmap alongside expanding activity. We provided a collaborative and high-level security strategy document to support and act as a refence point moving forward. We explained the client’s security posture using a graphic covering detection, denial, deterrence and delaying measures.

Kroll enabled the client to make informed decisions to ensure the security of their business is effective and that there was a clear pathway to developing a security framework moving forward.

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