Security Operations

What is your security operations strategy to address an increasingly complex and multi-faceted threat landscape? Leaving your organization at risk can have dire economic consequences and violate your fiduciary responsibilities under Canadian law to protect your employees.

The threat is complex and evolving

Much of the focus in the media is on malicious threats from cyberspace. Hacker and malware attacks constantly evolve in complexity and cunning. Recent examples include the 2017 Equifax hack that compromised the personal information of 143 million Americans, or the WannaCry ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers in 150 countries.

Incidents of corporate espionage are also on the rise. Alleged meddling by foreign state actors in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections cast a spotlight on the threats that corporations and government agencies face every day. In a 2015 FBI survey, half of the surveyed companies claimed to be victims of economic espionage or theft of trade .

While these threats often use cyberspace as a vector of attack, illegal technical devices planted on site and bribes paid to employees and other individuals with access to the premises remain common.

And then there are the risks faced by key personnel. Business travellers are seen as lucrative targets by criminals, hostile intelligence agents and terrorist organizations.

The response must evolve, too

Security is often thought of as a tactical issue that should remain at the “gates and guards” level. While these tactical security pieces may be important, they are most effective as part of a holistic strategy that is designed to mitigate all the threats and risks to your company and its operations. True security strategy is integrated into a company’s “C Suite” and is seen as an enabler.

That’s where Presidia comes in.

We deliver clarity and focus

At Presidia, we have a veteran team with varied and decorated careers on the frontlines of domestic and international law enforcement, security and emergency management. When you engage with us, you benefit from almost two centuries of tactical, operational and strategic experience.

We have secured high-risk Canadian embassies, participated in national counter-terrorism committees and commanded every branch of the Canadian Forces Military Police. We add to this wealth of experience professional certifications in security and critical infrastructure protection.

Presidia’s engagements today range from quick projects to assist a client with an urgent matter to high-level and complex security projects to protecting key executives.

Examples of our work

  • Threat and risk assessments for corporations and federal government institutions
  • Security plans and security procedure manuals
  • Executive/personal protection program development and training
  • Provision of personal protection services in Canada and abroad
  • Security reviews to ensure that appropriate security measures are in place
  • Security awareness training

How we can help you

We use our perspective and insight to undertake a methodical and holistic review of your existing security program that is scaled and adapted to your organization’s unique needs, capabilities and risk appetite/tolerance. This review shapes a risk management framework that identifies risk relative to organizational objectives and produces cost-effective response strategies for tangible and validated results.

This leaves your team ideally positioned to make informed decisions that will protect your employees and your company.

Presidia’s Converged Security Services

As a member of the ADGA Group of Companies, which includes Extravision Security Technologies, Presidia is a key contributor to ADGA’s Converged Security Solutions. This allows us to complement our core services in security, investigations and intelligence with additional capabilities related to enterprise risk management, and physical and cyber security. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with ADGA and Extravision to ensure all our clients’ needs are met. This frees your team from the time, expense and headache of having to procure and manage a patchwork of products and services from different vendors.

Speciality Security Operations Services

Cybersecurity:

Together with ADGA and Extravision, Presidia offers a Converged Security solution that will help you identify and implement the technologies and practices that will protect your networks and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. We have worked with both government and corporate clients and we are pleased to offer a full suite of strategic cybersecurity services to protect your personnel, assets and your reputation. Specific services include:

  • Cyber Security System and Network Assessments
  • Cloud Security Assessment and Design
  • Security Solutions – Design, Build, Deploy
  • Security Audit and Accreditation
  • Vulnerability/Penetration Testing

Travel Security:

Employers have a duty of care to ensure that employees and their families are not placed at unreasonable risk when living or working overseas. Presidia offers travel security services such as:

  • A comprehensive briefing package including country threat and risk information, travel risk and travel security advice, and emergency planning information
  • Executive Protection
  • Post Travel security debriefing and trip report