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Security Issues in Business

Achates protects clients by anticipating security issues, discerning problems, and seizing opportunities. The only way to truly prevent losses is to identify potential threats and develop a proactive defense. Prevention requires knowledge of all potential vulnerabilities. Weighed against the potentially staggering expenses of loss, liability, and productivity reduction, every security improvement is an investment in lowering operational costs. When crime rates rise, businesses must take immediate action. In times of less frequent incidents, the need for vigilance must be equally emphasized, as complacency creates vulnerabilities.

Proprietary Theft
Almost every business holds trade secrets that are at risk of intellectual property theft by competitors or disgruntled employees. The effects of such a loss are frequently more difficult to distinguish than theft of physical property or assets, but can prove to be a much greater loss to any given business.

Vigilant security officers trained in counter espionage techniques are critical in preventing theft of confidential information. Through efficient access control and monitoring of employee and visitors, our alert security staff can identify potential situations.

Achates executives bring years of security experience from both civil and criminal agencies, the military, and other law enforcement organizations. With vast knowledge of crime prevention and counter espionage issues, our expertise can help clients isolate and diminish vulnerabilities.

Workplace Violence
The aftermath of workplace violence can often be devastating to any business. Although there can be no comparison to the human tragedy often associated with this type of violence, in its own right, the financial repercussions of such an event can often cause a ripple effect that can consume both human and financial resources in the form of:

  • Containment and cleanup
  • Tighter security measures
  • Employee absence
  • Business interruption
  • Low employee morale/productivity
  • Negative publicity
  • Liability
  • Higher insurance premiums
  • Consulting fees
  • Court costs and litigation

Prevention and response can translate into considerable savings. Our officers are specifically trained to observe and respond to:

  • Triggers
  • Warning signs
  • Threat assessment
  • Site analysis
  • Visitor tracking
  • Safe termination practices

Our officers take an appropriate and professional response to all prospective threats, no matter how minor they may appear. The result is a vigilance that effectively reduces incidents, inspires confidence and creates a peace of mind that comes from feeling secure.

Businesses and organizations should not dismiss the danger from terrorist threats as far-fetched, nor rely wholly on the government to handle the corresponding challenges.

Whether targeted against specific organizations or against Americans as a whole, the threat to companies remains real. Through the tragic events of September 11, 2001—and the subsequent anthrax scares—we have all witnessed the ramifications for business activity as well as for society as a whole.

With threats ranging from letter and parcel bombs to large-scale biological attacks—and from disruptive false alarms to theft of information for nefarious purposes—companies must maintain a level of vigilance like never before in order to prevent, prepare for, and respond to all possibilities.

Crime can take many forms In a business environment that can potentially harm people, property, and profits. Companies must consider personal risks to employees that range from sexual harassment to outright violence, while business risks such as technical breaches, proprietary theft or embezzlement and be just as devastating.

Our expertise can help your business prevent such concerns as:

  • Information technology breaches and cybercrime
  • Embezzlement
  • Workplace drug abuse
  • Robbery and theft
  • Vandalism
  • Trespassing
  • Breaking and entering
  • Intimidation, threats, and assaults
  • Fraud