Since 9/11 marine port security has been the subject of increased scrutiny as it is clear that, through these access and egress points into both Canada and the United States, flows much undetected and uninterrupted contraband.
The immense growth of social networking in the last few years has added to a rich information bank that is readily accessible to anyone with an internet connection.
When the well-being of the member being protected and the reputation of your organization is at risk you do not want to enhance that risk by hiring firms or individuals who are untrained and ill-prepared to provide the professional services you deserve.
There are an abundance of legal findings across Canada, as well as internationally that clearly articulates the liability facing companies who do not carry out appropriate due diligence investigations.
Assessing and tracking threats does not have to be an expensive and complicated endeavour. It is not overly difficult to put an effective threat assessment and tracking program in place.
Security is often thought of as a tactical issue that should remain at the “gates and guards” level. True security strategy is integrated into a company’s “C Suite” and is seen as an enabler.
It is extremely important for all organizations to ensure that they have the proper strategies in place to minimize the risk to their core business functions and their employees.
A Technical Surveillance Counter Measures sweep should be considered as one-part of an ongoing and evolving security program. Building a defence to possible threats will assist with mitigating the risk to an organization.