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Security Risk Management

ABS Group provides a complete range of intelligent and comprehensive security and cybersecurity risk management solutions to enterprise companies, government agencies and critical infrastructure owners and operators. We combine data-driven risk management capabilities with technical and industry operational experience to help clients mitigate their exposure to security risks using proven and practical risk-based decision-making processes.

We work with our global clients to understand and reduce their risk profiles, optimize insurance expenditures, train personnel, confirm compliance with existing and impending regulatory requirements, and understand cyber risk.


 

Managing Cyber Security Risk

Managing Cybersecurity Risk

Threat in the cyber environment is extensive and multifaceted, and the nature of cyber attacks are continually evolving while the frequency is increasing. Today, our commercial and government customers face a broad and uncertain threat landscape to their information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems. Our experts can help your organization address this uncertainty by systematically identifying, prioritizing and managing cybersecurity risks from an enterprise perspective. We can help you plan and implement controls to maximize the impact of investments in cybersecurity while verifying compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.

We'll help your organization identify potential strategic cybersecurity threats; vulnerabilities in your policies, procedures, architectures, configurations, hardware and software; and the portential consequences of exploitation for both IT and OT systems. We conduct assessments and tests to validate that technical and administrative controls are in place and operating effectively. We'll also help you address critical vulnerabilities through risk-based prioritization of solutions by taking the following steps to manage risks to acceptable levels:

  • Reviewing cybersecurity organizational structure / control design and implementation to identify potential gaps or weaknesses
  • Guiding the design and implementation of solutions to mitigate deficiencies
  • Reviewing cyber policies, plans, procedures and controls to identify gaps in compliance with regulatory requirements from organizations such as NERC, NRC, FFIEC, DHS and TSA
  • Conducting detailed examinations and evaluations of information technology infrastructure, policies, processes, operations or supporting technology (includes cybersecurity policy review and compliance, vulnerability scanning and reviews, penetration testing, cybersecurity controls audits, firewall audits, user/account audits, segregation of duties audits and software development life cycle audit) 
  • Conducting reviews or audits of a vendor's cybersecurity based on organizational standards or regulatory requirements
  • Assisting in the creation, documentation and maintenance of business continuity and disaster recovery (BCP/DR) plans, and conduct audits and assessments of BCP/DR plans

Threat and Vulnerability Assessments

We provide customized assessments for your operations, facilities and corporate security posture using the most relevant vulnerability and risk assessment methods and an effective, team-based approach. Our security experts understand how adversaries could potentially compromise your organization, its personnel, assets and valuable information. Our Security Vulnerability Services form a complete solution to identify the areas and issues that may lead to loss of assets, loss of life, business interruption, unacceptable consequences and hidden liabilities, and to recommend practical and efficient solutions.

ABS Consulting, a subsidiary of ABS Group, is an approved member of the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists (RSES), which is sponsored by the UK Government's Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI). For UK support via RSES, contact rses@absconsulting.com.


Security Manpower Performance Evaluations

Unarmed, and in some cases armed, proprietary security officers are found in many organizational environments. With trends leaning toward outsourcing this security function, the use of contract officers is growing. ABS Group can help organizations evaluate the level of effectiveness, capabilities and training for this security solution as well as understand the dynamic security challenges facing the organizations. Our performance evaluations and benchmarking studies of security/law enforcement manpower and their associated operational and command and control services provides measurable and well-defined results to help clients improve business performance, expenditures and training; decrease liability; and improve the outcome of contract negotiations.


Security Plan Development

A well-written security plan is a living document that provides the basis for effective implementation and management of any security program. Increasingly, these plans are becoming a regulatory necessity and a trend that will likely increase as security is increasingly scrutinized and regulated worldwide. Let us work with you to develop practical and useful security plans that meet the demands of today's security environment and ensure that your organization is in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.


Security Risk Management Academy

Our training staff has amassed a wide variety of international experience in security risk management. We have assisted a number of high-level governmental organizations with the development of comprehensive, high-quality, risk management training programs for security and law enforcement professionals. Through these experiences, we have become a global resource for instruction in a wide variety of risk management topics, including terrorism risk, physical and cyber security, crime prevention, loss prevention and control, technical countermeasures operations, and security and blast engineering. We have comfortable, affordable, classroom and breakout room areas to facilitate learning through interesting, hands-on and practical instructional experiences.


Compliance Audits and Inspections

Complying with regulatory requirements is not an option but a requirement. Regulations related to security are on the rise around the world, and the legal, financial and public relations consequences of non-compliance can be tremendous. Our team of experts provides internal and independent audits and inspections of your security programs. Whether you are concerned about physical security, personnel security, information security or cyber security, we can help you prepare for and surpass the expectations of regulatory oversight agencies. Learn more about our Compliance Management services.


Security System/Technology Performance Evaluations

Our extensive background in security systems design and operations benefits our clients through testing and evaluation of security technologies, helping to ensure security system and program reliability. Security management policies, procedures, technologies, manpower and training should all be evaluated through a multi-faceted approach for testing to be effective. We can provide this service, as well as a full program of ongoing security systems evaluations to meet changing threats, regulations and needs.


Security Technology Vendor Evaluation and Selection

Since ABS Group does not represent a specific security technology vendor or service provider, we can provide third-party independent evaluation of bids already received from vendors. Our security risk management team can provide the specifications and Request for Proposal development for the vendor bidding process and assist with contract negotiations, and project implementation and oversight. We can provide peer reviews of security system designs prepared by clients, other consultants and systems integrators. Our objective review process can help ensure the final system meets client needs and is designed and installed to industry standards and current best practices.

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