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Security often gets taken for granted at organizations, leaving gaps and vulnerabilities that can leave your organization’s safety in a precarious position. Much like neglecting to own an insurance policy, many people only realize after the fact that they needed to have a better security plan in place. Don’t wait until it’s too late to assess your security policy. We strongly suggest taking some time each year to evaluate whether your policy needs an overhaul or refresh.

5 Signs You need to Re-Evaluate Your Security Plan

  1. You haven’t had an assessment of your security policy in over a year. Security threats are always changing and evolving. As a result, it’s critically important that organizations stay one step ahead by making sure they are protected in all aspects of security. Additionally, we find that many organizations do not adapt their security policies to changes within their own organization. It’s important that security grows alongside an organization, and isn’t just implemented once and forgotten about.

  2. Your security policy does not have actionable and clearly defined duties for all members within an organization. Security policy is not just the responsibility of the security guards at the front desk. Every member of an organization plays a role, and they all need to know expectations and responsibilities. This includes emergency plans, security protocols and policies for working with third parties, such as local police and emergency services.

  3. Your organization has experienced increased security incidents, breaches and losses. This should be somewhat obvious, but sometimes it gets ignored anyway. If you are experiencing more and more losses due to theft, damage, vandalism or increased threats to personal safety, then you need to reassess the efficacy of your security policy. While no security policy will be able to stop every risk, if there is a noteworthy increase in incidents compared to previous periods, then it stands to reason that something has changed to increase your organization’s vulnerability.

  4. Your security policy was written without a thorough assessment of the threats. Many security policies are created without careful attention to the highly unique threats that can impact different organizations. Instead, these “stock” security policies follow very basic principles without thinking whether they’re covering all the bases that affect the specific organization they’re designed for. HSI Security meticulously assesses the highly unique threats that may affect you and your organization. Without any prior view on threats and vulnerabilities, it’s difficult to build an effective deterrent and safety system.

  5. Your security policy only focuses on one dimension of security. Security threats come in all shapes and forms. They may include anything from petty theft to active shooter situations to fire risk. Despite all these items being potential risks to an organization, many security policies only focus on one or two dimensions. Security policies should include the capacity to account for all angles of risk. After all, a good security plan is effectively proactive risk management.

When HSI Security creates new security plans, we are thorough in assessing vulnerabilities, and our certified security experts know the exact solutions that will best fit your organization. All HSI Security consulting and security vulnerability assessment services are provided by agents who have years of experience in law enforcement, U.S. military special operations and private investigation. We take pride in the level of integrity in which we operate our business.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you re-evaluate risks and determine the right protection for your organization.