The effectiveness of any project, be that commercial or otherwise will be negatively affected by the impact of certain external factors that are often outside the control of the company. These factors are made up of a range of risks that if not properly addressed will affect people, property or assets and ultimately the bottom-line.
One of Pioneer’s core competencies is evaluating security situations and guiding clients through the process of building a safer and more secure environment for their employees, project personnel, and site facilities.
Pioneer Consulting, through the delivery of intelligence led solutions, crisis management consultancy, training, security support, emergency response and logistical support services allows clients to safely operate in challenging environments while at the same time giving clients a competitive advantage.
Corporate Security Reviews
As no two organizations are ever alike and the factors that affect their safety will be influenced by some of the following – nature of the business or operations, profile, geographical location, level of exposure, and perceptions of the organization from within the community they are operating in. It is therefore important to review every situation, task, project and location to ensure corporate integrity and resilience.
Pioneer Consulting takes a holistic approach to risk, considering the correlation between the inherent threats, asset vulnerabilities and targeted threats.
The risk assessment process looks closely at the probability of an attack and the severity of the consequences. The assessment process is just one step in Pioneer’s ‘Six-step approach to Organizational Resilience’.
The final analysis, ‘Organizational Resilience’, considers the viability of various risk mitigation strategies, risk transfer, and acceptance.
International Project Security
Risks to individuals and organizations operating in today’s constantly changing world can present a major obstacle to overseas business! Are you and your employees prepared to meet these challenges and capitalize on the opportunities?
Pioneer consulting can provide you with a dedicated security risk consultant or team to review and if required, help you develop solid security policies and practices that are integrated in to your core strategy. Pioneer will also assist in the implementation of these policies at a project or tactical level.
Pioneer can manage all aspects of security for your international projects from planning, through the life of the project to its successful completion.
Some of the services involved in the process include:
- Risk Assessments
- Location Security Audits
- Emergency Plans
- Incident & Crisis Management
- Training for deployed personnel
- Security Managers
Pioneer Consulting has extensive experience in providing security, safety and logistical support for on-location film and television production projects, as well as support to news gathering operations for International news organizations.
Our Security Risk Consultants can deploy as teams or in a mufti-disciplined role, providing security, medical and field logistic services. Pioneer can assist you and your team in achieving success with complete support solutions.
Executive Close Protection
In todays world, increased risks to individuals and organizations operating overseas can present a major obstacle to business. Even domestic threats such as stalkers, workplace conflict and random criminal acts pose real dangers to staff and family members.
Pioneer’s Executive Close Protection Team offers the professionalism and the peace of mind that allows you, the client to focus on your business objectives while we concentrate on your safety. We tailor our protective services to your schedule and lifestyle, with every effort made to balance freedom of movement with comprehensive safety.
Pioneer can provide you with complete Executive Close Protection solutions to ensure the safety of your staff and executives, family and loved ones. We will work with you to fully assess the threat and recommend the most appropriate level of security to mitigate the risks in an individualized security plan developed by experienced and vigilant professionals.
Travel Security Services
With over six decades of travel experience within the Pioneer Group of companies we pride ourselves on our ability to educate and prepare clients to meet their travel safety and security needs. As well as training we can provide security advisors or executive protection specialists to accompany personnel on their travels to support them and coordinate all aspects of their safety.
Security Risk Advisors
Pioneer’s Security Risk Consultants (SRC) are primarily drawn from the UK & US Special Forces, where they bring the benefit of their extraordinary skills and international experience to the individuals and companies we work with. Often working in conjunction with local teams, they advise clients on all security matters, travels plans and mitigate risk on a day-to-day basis.
All of Pioneer’s SRC’s have extensive experience in a vast number of high risk environments including Africa, Central & SE Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
With the threat of maritime piracy and terrorism increasing, risks to shipping companies and maritime organizations present a major obstacle to business: Are you and your employees prepared to meet these challenges and capitalize on the opportunities?
Pioneer consulting can provide you with a dedicated maritime security specialist or team to review and if required, help you develop solid security policies and practices that are integrated in to your operating strategy. Pioneer will also assist in the implementation of these policies at an operational level.
Pioneer with its partners and broad range of maritime security experience can deliver ISPS Code compliance services, such as:
- Ship threat assessments and ship security audits
- Port and terminal security assessments
- Ship Security Plans
- CSO/SSO and PFSO training
Emergency Response & Logistics
Pioneer’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) draws on years of practical real-world experience acquired in both the military Special Forces and emergency settings throughout the globe. Pioneer’s emergency response team maintains an ongoing level of surveillance of all developing emergency situations so that it is ready to deploy at minimum notice.
Pioneer’s Emergency Response personnel will often deploy to events to manage the set up of all emergency response and logistical functions on behalf or in support of clients. All deployments are managed in the country of operation by the ERT Team Leader or Country Manager which is also supported by Pioneer’s 24/7 Operations staff. This allows for maximum flexibility and critical decision making ability where and when it counts.
As members of Pioneer’s emergency response team, the logistics team is responsible for effectively managing local support staff, vehicles, assets and the security of the supply chain, ensuring effective and sustainable support to client operations and Pioneer’s own emergency response efforts in the country of operation.
Threat & Vulnerability Audits & Testing
Pioneer Consulting uses a disciplined methodology to identify threats, determine the possible impact of an incident, and develop contingency plans to re-commence operations in a short timeframe. Ultimately, clients are provided with a comprehensive continuity program and strategies for testing and maintaining the program.
A comprehensive security management program begins with a Threat and Vulnerability Assessment (TVA). After all, there is no way a small business, a corporation or government operation can begin to assess security needs without first determining what threats they are attempting to protect themselves from.
Pioneer Consulting and its organizational components are highly adept at conducting vulnerability assessments, security planning, and systems integration. Pioneer has extensive experience and training in the areas of target analysis, threat analysis, vulnerability analysis, and risk assessments as it concerns high-risk facilities. In order to effectively defeat the adversary one must think like an adversary. Because Pioneer’s bench is comprised of subject matter experts ranging from former C.I.A. and F.B.I. case officers to Special Operations personnel, we contend that we have the know-how – technical, strategic, tactical, and academic – to realistically size-up an objective for targeting by an adversary.
Pioneer understands the terrorist planning cycle and criminal modalities, and can compare the probability of attack to the probability of interruption and the severity of the consequences. Our progression studies targets, adversary sabotage and theft paths, baseline protective systems, critical detection points, cumulative probability of detection, alarm and communications, to provide a timely response, or after-the fact recovery. Ultimately, in our final analysis, our total risk management package considers the viability of risk avoidance, reduction, spreading, transfer, and acceptance.
Pioneer Consulting takes a holistic approach to risk, with the end state being complete ‘Organizational Resilience’. Following Pioneer’s six-step process, periodic audits of a response plan are essential to ensure an organization is ready to meet the ever-changing threats in today’s world.
The current need for highly trained security personnel capable of responding to a complex array of rapidly changing events in an extremely critical time frame during a crisis is growing. Pioneer Consulting understands this and provides a diverse range of training solutions, which can be individually tailored to the client’s specific security, needs. From tactical and firearms training, to terrorism awareness courses Pioneer’s team of former government and special forces personnel can provide comprehensive training based on recent and relevant real world experience.
Pioneer’s services do not end with an individual training course. Intrepid will provide an initial training course and later provide intermittent training to maintain perishable skills; If needed, we can provide adversarial forces to determine the effectiveness of previous training. These ‘red teams’ are designed to test either cyber or physical defenses for weakness which will then be redressed.
Safety & Security Equipment
Pioneer Consulting has accumulated a vast amount of experience working in many challenging and hostile environments. Having the appropriate safety and security equipment has played a key role in helping us achieve our objectives and meet the needs of our clients.
Pioneer can supply a wide range of equipment independently or as part of a security support engagement. All the equipment recommended by Pioneer has been chosen and tested by us to meet specific criteria.
As well as providing a ‘full service’ encompassing – equipment procurement, delivery, maintenance and recovery on behalf of clients, Pioneer can work with you and advise you on equipment specification, sourcing and training on the equipment and its use as required to meet your needs.