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Who Should Be Involved in a Threat, Vulnerability, and Risk Assessment?

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An effective Threat Vulnerability & Risk Assessment (TVRA) is the first step in developing a valuable facility security program. The TVRA identifies the security risks an organization faces and ensures that a physical security program is designed to combat those risks. It is important to have appropriate personnel involved in the organization’s TVRA process, to ensure all are informed and so input can be provided from a variety of sources. Here are some categories of personnel to consider being involved in a Threat, Vulnerability, and Risk Assessment.

1. In-House Security Personnel

If the organization has in-house security staff, this would be the go-to people to involve in a TVRA. Security personnel understand potential threats to your organization, and work to keep the organization secure on a daily basis. They also are essential in creating and implementing security practices.

2. Facilities Personnel

Personnel that are in facilities, maintenance, or other building services within an organization should be looped into the TVRA. Facilities staff can provide insight on any new or existing building security tools and would be involved in the installation of any new technology for the building.

3. Human Resources Personnel

Human Resource departments are often tasked with internal communications to employees. Therefore, if the TVRA brings any major changes to processes or plans, it is important employees are aware of this. The Human Resource department should be aware of these changes and new security practices to fully inform staff.

4. Financial Decision Makers

One might not think security and finance coincide, but at the end of the day any new security installations and technology must be paid for. Bringing financial decision makers of the organization into the TVRA can be helpful in assessing costs for security upgrades, and financial personnel can utilize the TVRA process to see why money is being invested into the security of the organization.

5. Key Organization Decision Makers

Any key decision makers to the organization, whether they are the President, CEO, or Executive Board, should be involved in a TVRA. Not only are these members of the organization essential for decisions but being a part of the TVRA can provide higher-ups with more insight into the current status of security at their organization.

 

True Security Design understands that effective security starts with a clear understanding of an organization’s vulnerabilities. We utilize all scenarios possible to determine the organization’s strengths and weaknesses, and work to focus in on vulnerabilities and what can be done to change them. True Security Design has experience providing TVRA’s for a wide range of facilities, such as schools, commercial buildings, religious institutions, summer camps, and much more. Contact us today to learn more about True Security Design’s TVRA services, and ensure your organization is as secure as possible.

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