Executive Protection and physical corporate security services are the core of any comprehensive corporate business planning strategy. These services minimise risk and control the unexpected so it can be effectively managed while creating a stable work environment. Any business without these security measures will fail to compete in today’s business world.
PSA develops the solutions that build long-term business relationships. We are your strategic partners to maximise ventures and profits through effective global risk management and critical incident mitigation.
The following are most important to PSA while working with your business.
We offer comprehensive corporate security services for executives and employees alike when working in or visiting unsecured areas. Intellectual Property is the bedrock of many industries. We ensure your company’s ideas and confidential materials remain protected. Hard Assets require time and investment to acquire; PSA can protect those assets from theft or damage, and help you map out the most effective ways to safeguard against such problems.
Globalization has changed the structure and pace of corporate life; the saturation of traditional markets is taking companies to more risky places; new business practices such as offshoring challenge companies to manage at a distance; and new forms of accountability, such as corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, put added pressure on companies to match their words with deeds, wherever they are operating.
At the same time, corporate security risks have become more complex. Many of the threats, such as terrorism, organised crime, and information security, are asymmetric and networked, making them more difficult to manage. There is also a much greater appreciation of the interdependence between a company’s risk portfolio and the way it does business: certain types of behaviour can enhance or undermine an organisation’s ‘licence to operate’, and in some cases can generate risks that would not otherwise exist. As a result,security has a higher profile in the corporate world today than it did five years ago. Companies are looking for new ways to manage these risks and the portfolio of the corporate security department has widened to include shared responsibility for things such as reputation, corporate governance and regulation, corporate social responsibility and information assurance.
There are six characteristics of alignment between security and the business:
- The principal role of the corporate security department is to convince colleagues across the business to deliver security through their everyday actions and decisions – not try to do security to or for the company.
- The corporate security department is in the business of change management rather than enforcement and works through trusted social networks of influence.
- Corporate security is there to help the company to take risks rather than prevent them and should, therefore be at the forefront of new business development.
- Corporate security constantly responds to new business concerns and, as such, the portfolio of responsibilities and their relative importance will change over time. Security departments should never stand still or become fixed entities. In many companies today, its role is more concerned with overall corporate resilience than ‘traditional’ security.
- Corporate security is both a strategic and operational, and departments must distinguish between these two layers.
- The power and legitimacy of the corporate security department come from its expert knowledge of the business acumen, people skills, management ability and communication expertise.