Atlantic Security Group Inc

Security Consulting

Planning Basis
The aim of security and emergency management planning bases is to establish and document the requirements (baseline) for a comprehensive security and emergency management plans. The security and emergency management baseline is a key management tool to ensure cost-effective application of resources to minimize risks. ASG conducts a first principles baseline study of an organization's mandated (legal) and threat based responsibilities through a detailed legislative, threats, risks and vulnerability and resources analyses to establish a planning basis.

  • Legislative Analysis: The aim of a legislative / legal analysis is to establish / confirm mandatory requirements for an organization and its security and emergency management partners (e.g., municipal, provincial and federal departments and the private sector). The legislative analysis is the foundation of all the follow on work and will ensure that all government statutes / regulations, regulatory requirements and policies are identified and addressed during the planning process. The legislative analysis will assist the stakeholders to focus resources in areas within their legal mandate, thus controlling costs and demonstrating due diligence. The outcome of the legislative analysis is a list of legal (mandatory) requirements. The analysis is based on accepted national and international standards and ASG's experience in conducting such analyses.

  • Threat, Risk and Vulnerability Analysis: The aim of a threat, risk and vulnerability analysis (TRVA) is to identify and confirm all general and specific threats to an organization, assess their risks, and identify ways to reduce the vulnerabilities. Vulnerabilities are reduced by specific mitigating actions to decrease the probability and / or consequences of impacts from the identified threats through structural (engineering) and non-structural (administrative) control measures. The outcome of the TRVA is a list of threat based requirements. The analysis is based on proven national and international accepted TRVA models and ASG's experience in conducting such assessments.

  • Resource Assessment: The aim of the resource assessment is to confirm that an organization has the capability to execute its security and emergency responsibilities. Based on the legislative analysis and TRVA, ASG develops a list of security and emergency management functions or tasks required to meet the mandated and threat based requirements. The resources required to execute each task list are then identified and compared to the available resources. The review includes, but may not be limited, to: infrastructure [e.g., emergency operation centre(s)]; equipment; personnel (including staffing levels); and expertise. ASG identifies gaps and overlaps with respect to resources and makes recommendations on how to rectify them. Options, such as mutual aid, acquisition, and/or contracting external resources are explored. The analysis is based on accepted national and international standards and ASG's experience in conducting such analyses. Resource assessment includes a procedural assessment; specific examination of a client's core business procedures and practices providing an assessment of strengths, and weaknesses with recommendations for improvement through, training, process or procedural change.

  • Detailed Planning: The aim of security and emergency management plans is to prescribe the required actions to respond to the threats identified in the planning basis and unexpected threats. ASG developed plans are all-hazards, scalable and supported by operational procedures to guide first responders and emergency management teams react to security and emergency events.

  • Training: The aim of training is to ensure that an organization is prepared to response to security and emergency events at the tactical, operational and strategic levels. The training is based on the planning basis, identified threats, available resources and the plans and procedures. ASG training is also based on the Incident Command System. ASG training provides the knowledge to manage unexpected events.