Threat and Vulnerability Assessments

A threat and vulnerability assessment is a critical first step in designing any security program. Only a comprehensive assessment, conducted by a qualified, experienced and certified assessor, using a logical and proven methodology provide the necessary quantitative and qualitative information to make accurate and cost-effective decisions critical to the protection of your physical assets, organizations, clients and employees.

BDA has more than three-decades experience completing assessments in the highest risk, most complex environments around the world on a diverse set of corporate and industrial assets, data centers, schools including K-12, colleges and universities, private estates and homes, and houses of worship.

We utilize globally accepted Protection-In-Depth methodologies consistent with ASIS International Risk Assessment Standards, American Standards Institute, and ISO risk modeling guidelines combined with the latest guidelines is by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to ensure our clients clearly understand their security risks ranging from global terrorism to local petty street crime and guide them in selecting the most effective countermeasures, including the latest in security technology, and designing and implementing a security program with fail-safe policies, procedures and controls to mitigate the most complex risks.

Our assessments often form the security baseline for compliance with some of the most demanding compliance, audit and reporting standards required of our clients including SSAE -16, SAS-70, Patriot Act, Sarbanes Oxley and HIPAA and are governed by the following approach:

1. Threat Origin:

  • Global
  • Regional
  • Local

2. Threat Profile:

  • Terrorism (targeted and indiscriminate)
  • Organized Crime
  • Serious Crime
  • Workplace violence
  • Spontaneous violence
  • Local area & petty crime

3. Access Control:

  •  Authentication
  • Credentialing
  • Monitoring

4. Site Security:

  • Perimeters
  • Access Points
  • Vehicle Controls
  • Critical Technology spaces
  • Critical Mechanical Spaces

5. Security Technology

  • Security Operations Center
  • CCTV
  • Access Control
  • Intrusion Detection (Active & Passive)

Articles On Threat & Risk Assessment

Warning: Virtual Kidnapping Scams

March 20th, 2019|Comments Off on Warning: Virtual Kidnapping Scams

Virtual Kidnapping, once thought to only happen in Mexico and nearby Southwestern border states, has been around for decades.  Most recently, however, there have been several cases reported throughout the U.S.  Residents anywhere can [...]

12 Qualities to Look for in a Good Bodyguard

March 20th, 2019|Comments Off on 12 Qualities to Look for in a Good Bodyguard

  When you realize you need a bodyguard, you want to make sure you find the right person. You must fully trust your bodyguard to protect you and your property. So how do you find [...]

HR Technologist – Beau Dietl & Associates’ New Platform for Reporting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Why HR Should Care

March 18th, 2019|Comments Off on HR Technologist – Beau Dietl & Associates’ New Platform for Reporting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Why HR Should Care

Mar 15, 2019 Sushman Biswas Associate Editor, HR Technologist The new platform for reporting sexual harassment in the workplace will protect victims of crime, harassment or abuse from fear of retribution, while providing HR departments new [...]

HR Technologist – Beau Dietl & Associates Launch “MeToo” Platform to Protect Employees in the Workplace

March 18th, 2019|Comments Off on HR Technologist – Beau Dietl & Associates Launch “MeToo” Platform to Protect Employees in the Workplace

Premier security and investigations firm, Beau Dietl & Associates, launched a new investigative platform and solution to better protect victims of discrimination, sexual harassment, assault, and ethics violations in the workplace. The platform will be [...]

The Case Against Adnan Syed and Private Criminal Defense Investigations

March 13th, 2019|Comments Off on The Case Against Adnan Syed and Private Criminal Defense Investigations

Serial, the hugely popular NPR true-crime podcast, premiered in 2014 and captured the attention of the nation. The series chronicled a team of journalists combing through decades-old evidence in attempts to exonerate or further [...]

USA Today – Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin: What do feds allege they did and what happens next?

March 13th, 2019|Comments Off on USA Today – Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin: What do feds allege they did and what happens next?

Maria Puente and Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY March 13, 2019 Officials say the actresses were involved in the nation’s largest-ever college admissions bribery case prosecuted by the Justice Department. USA TODAY This [...]

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