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Needs Assessment & Risk Analysis

Protective Security Planning



The Risk Assessment Process

Opinion & Factual Information

Conducting a Needs Assessment & Risk Analysis is a complex undertaking that blends subjective opinions with factual information, resulting in a process that lacks precision as an exact science.

Opinions are integral to shaping the assessment approach and comprehending potential risks, thus holding a vital role throughout the entire process.

Nevertheless, the collection of factual data during the assessment is indispensable in establishing credibility for the final report and subsequent recommendations.

This factual information proves invaluable in evaluating potential impacts and gaining a holistic understanding of the risk landscape.  By relying on solid evidence, the assessment gains a stronger foundation, empowering decision-makers to make more informed choices.

A key aspect of this process involves thorough research of identified threats, delving not only into their nature but also assessing their criticality.

Understanding the significance and potential consequences of each threat provides a deeper insight into the overall risk profile and effectively aids in prioritising mitigation measures.

While the Needs Assessment & Risk Analysis incorporates subjective opinions, it is the objective collection and analysis of factual information that bolsters the assessment and enables organisations to make well-informed decisions and efficiently managing and mitigating risks.


Organised Process

A systematic approach is essential for conducting risk assessments, which involves identifying potential threats, vulnerabilities, and exposure levels in a manageable way. The main objective is to streamline the assessment process for better organisation.

By employing this method, it becomes possible to rank risks based on their importance and allocate appropriate measures for mitigation.

Given the limitations of financial and human resources, prioritisation becomes crucial to efficiently allocate protective security measures.

The systematic risk assessment approach ensures that all potential risks are thoroughly evaluated, leading to improved preparation and planning.

As a result, the allocation of resources becomes more targeted, maximising the effectiveness of protective measures.


Definitions & Goals

You need to be clear on definitions and goals that apply to the Risk Assessment.  Particularly when you are assessing terrorism threats.

Whats the Goal of the RA?

What is a Risk?

What is a Threat?

What is a Vulnerability?


In Depth Information on the CT Risk Assessment

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Tony Gledhill, a seasoned protective security consultant and founder of Mildot Group. With extensive international experience, Tony has designed and executed security strategies for leading energy and construction organisations operating in high-risk and complex environments.

His private sector expertise extends to training international government protection teams responsible for VIPs and critical assets, plus thousands of armed & unarmed private security guards. Leveraging over 16 years in the private sector after a distinguished 22-year military career, he brings a wealth of real-world knowledge.

Armed with real world operational insight, he knows what can be achieved with reasonable and practicable security solutions.