Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessment

What risks truly threaten your organization? How will a business interruption impact your business functions? Will your business be able to recover and reopen once the disruption or disaster passes? These are the questions every small to mid-sized business owner should be asking and then seeking to answer. The Operational Value of Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessments use all emergency response disciplines and the private sector, responsible for managing risk, to understand and use operationally, information gathered in various threat, risk, and vulnerability assessment methodologies.

Olympic Tactical & Investigations professionals analyze and apply information gathered in the assessment process to enhance operations, including: patrol and tactical operations, intelligence gathering, community programs, emergency planning, resource allocation, response to DHS Alerts, response and recovery, and selection of technology. Additionally, our agents work with members from DHS and the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition.

What is a Threat Assessment?

A threat assessment examines factors including a community’s strengths, weaknesses, and emergency response capabilities and identifies critical facilities, infrastructures and events. Threat assessments also consider potential threat elements, and take into consideration all hazards for a business or corporation.

What is a Risk Assessment?

A risk assessment is a method of estimating the anticipated or expected loss from the occurrence of an adverse event by using the quantitative and qualitative values which relate to exposure, a recognized threat and impact.

What is a Vulnerability Assessment?

A vulnerability assessment is an on-site review of the potential target and will include the active participation of personnel who are associated with the target, as well as subject matter experts. A vulnerability assessment will address, the existing overall state of security for the asset, the asset’s overall vulnerability to attack, the degree of protection provided by an asset’s security, fire, and emergency protection systems, financial vulnerability of the enterprise, the overall readiness in relationship to the asset’s security, emergency, crisis, and consequence response capabilities including its emergency plan, and recommendations for establishing a total security program.

How long do Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessments take to complete?

Assessment times will vary for several reasons. Some assessments may request less information by design or may only address one aspect of a more comprehensive assessment. In addition, the size, scope, or sensitive nature of the facility or community may demand more time to gather the needed information. A final consideration would be the assessment team’s desire to complete a comprehensive assessment which will benefit the company or community on a daily basis.

Note: These are sensitive assessments. Please contact us to speak privately.


2 replies
  1. silver price
    silver price says:

    The term “threat” refers to the source and means of a particular type of attack. A threat assessment is performed to determine the best approaches to securing a system against a particular threat, or class of threat. Penetration testing exercises are substantially focused on assessing threat profiles, to help one develop effective countermeasures against the types of attacks represented by a given threat. Where risk assessments focus more on analyzing the potential and tendency of one’s resources to fall prey to various attacks, threat assessments focus more on analyzing the attacker’s resources.

    • orrin
      orrin says:

      These assessments very in difficulty and can cover many disciplines. Here at Olympic Tactical & Investigations we select the best subject matter specialists in the industry to perform the most comprehensive assessments available.


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