Telgian Engineering & Consulting recently underscored the significance of security risk assessments in a blog post.
The post, available on their official website, sheds light on the pivotal role these assessments play in formulating effective security plans.
While security is a paramount concern for everyone, the intricacies of implementing it often fall to security professionals: “Everyone wants one thing from security: the ability to be and feel safe wherever they are.”
The article emphasizes that in the security industry, which lacks uniform codification, security programs can differ widely.
Thus, it’s essential to address both tangible risks and staff perceptions of safety.
Failing to address these aspects can lead to inefficient resource allocation: “Applying security controls to an organization that does not address the real and perceived threats wastes valuable financial resources and creates an ineffective security plan.”
Several sectors, from healthcare to education, recognize the necessity of risk assessments.
Key regulatory bodies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), The Joint Commission (TJC), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), have mandates or recommendations in place.
These institutions require risk assessments to ensure the safety of workplaces, healthcare facilities, and sensitive information.
Telgian’s approach to security assessment
Telgian’s comprehensive approach includes document reviews, site visits, interviews, and the creation of a final report.
Their method ensures a thorough assessment: “TEC will experts will walk the site, review existing conditions, and look for opportunities to improve security.
“As an outside subject matter expert, TEC can identify issues that internal experts may easily miss.”
Quantifying risk plays a vital role in Telgian’s process.
The company employs mathematical equations to gauge an organization’s risk appetite, which essentially determines which risks a company is willing to accept.
TEC’s solutions are uniquely tailored to match each organization’s “personality”.
They emphasize the importance of aligning perceived risks with reality and employing the most cost-effective strategies: “Sometimes, the assessment outcome indicates the client has an unrealistic perception of a risk or concern.”
The emphasis on security risk assessments by Telgian highlights a critical aspect of security planning.
Addressing both tangible and perceived threats ensures the efficacy of security programs, preventing wastage of valuable resources.
This comprehensive approach to security, balancing tangible measures with perception management, ensures a holistic security stance, providing reassurance to both employees and stakeholders.