A Security Management System supporting Global Expansion
Jaguar Land Rover needed to assess and manage potential threats arising from their global expansion programme, which involved establishing new overseas production facilities. They asked Edson Tiger to provide a range of consultancy services including an overarching risk and security management system.
Edson Tiger consultancy services included country and threat assessments leading to the design of appropriate country security models and supporting delivery plans. The process encompassed everything from advising on facility layout and design through to the use of biometric access controls and vehicle swab testing. We also provided briefings for expatriate personnel and selection and screening processes for locally engaged staff.
Land and Maritime project support in the Gulf of Guinea
Aquaterra Energy, an oil and gas technology company, asked us to support a six month deployment of specialist engineers to the Gulf of Guinea. They would be operating onshore and offshore, facing a potential threat from land based criminals and Nigerian pirates.
Edson Tiger security and risk consultants carried out a country threat assessment. The scope included assessing the offshore piracy threat, and a project/mission analysis. We then conducted a security policy review, which looked at the client’s own security related processes and procedures as well as those of the prime contractor to ensure that they were fit for purpose.
Based on these assessments we developed a bespoke, Complex Environment Awareness Training (CEAT) package for all deployed personnel. This focused on three areas: the land based criminal threat; the maritime piracy threat, including the counter piracy plan; and a basic trauma medicine package.
Prior to deployment we also provided the engineers with emergency response packs, designed for use offshore, and project specific personal security aide memoires.
Threat and Risk Management training for Global Project Managers
Human Dynamics is a major European public sector consultancy. They regularly send project managers on short visits to a variety of developing countries, alone or in small groups. The client required pre-deployment training and a more systematic approach to carrying out country threat assessments.
Edson Tiger designed and delivered a training package that better equipped their managers in terms of risk assessment and management.
First, we designed a programme based around generic core content, but with an emphasis on the locations most frequently visited. Second, we focused on the skills required to carry out threat and risk assessments and produce personal security plans. Each delegate was required to research and present a country threat assessment for a key country, to reinforce their understanding of the process and the group’s wider awareness of their project locations.
Working with Close Protection Teams – a training package for PWC
PWC, is a major international management consultancy. They asked Edson Tiger to provide a bespoke training package for personnel deploying to a high threat location. Although housed in a secure base, staff were required to travel to various locations in the city escorted by close protection (CP) teams.
The training focused on working with a CP team and armoured vehicles, understanding what to expect, and how the CP team would respond to a range of incidents. Edson Tiger’s demonstration CP team and realistic scenario training were used to reinforce the learning with practical demonstrations and role-plays.
Security Awareness Campaign and Penetration Testing
The Meteorological Office asked us to assist with the planning and delivery of a Security Awareness Campaign to promote greater personal and site security awareness amongst all their employees at their Headquarters in Exeter.
Edson Tiger assisted in the design of the overall campaign and programme of activity. This included a range of briefings to staff covering topics such as how to react to a terrorist or other major incident on or off site. What to expect in terms of the police and other emergency services response in the event of an incident and a series of personal protection and self-defence demonstrations.
A “Who’s behind you?” poster and door sticker campaign, aimed at countering tailgating was supplemented with a week-long spot the intruder event. Each day a different Penetration Tester would attempt to gain access to pre-agreed areas of the site by tailgating vehicles at the entry barriers or following employees through pedestrian access-controlled entry points to the building. Once inside they attempted to access various restricted areas and engaged in suspicious activity as well as leaving unattended bags in public areas.
Those employees who made correct challenges were positively recognised and received a prize.