Category Archive: Assessment

  1. City of London Corporation Appointment

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    SGW Consulting Group are delighted to announce the City of London Corporation Appointment, for our risk consulting team to undertake a Security Review of its eleven social housing estate locations.

    The City of London Corporation is a social landlord with 2,793 homes within 11 housing estates across the City of London and six London boroughs. The City of London has approached SGW to provide Security Reviews across its Social Housing Estates at Avondale Square Estate, Dron House, Golden Lane Estate, Holloway Estate, Horace Jones House, Middlesex Street Estate, Southwark Estates, Sydenham Hill Estate, William Blake Estate, Windsor House and Your Way Estate.

    Each estate Security Review completed by SGW will incorporate a Security Threat and Risk Assessment, which intends to identify, recommend, and prioritise treatment strategies for operational Security risks to the complex, its location, and its stakeholders, by identifying threats and vulnerabilities (existing and/or proposed control measures) and considers the impact on operating objectives.

    Throughout this assignment, SGW will engage and collaborate with The City of London Corporation stakeholders in applying Risk Assessment methodology, Risk Assessment Process, and a Risk Register.

    SGW will build upon this process, applying ISO 31000, to ensure that the final report, which includes identification, evaluation, and analysis of Risk and a prioritisation risk matrix of areas and departments, is applicable for the client’s needs and can be used as a benchmark to apply additional security resources.

    As part of the final Security Threat and Risk Assessment report, SGW will also apply a RAG (Red, Amber, Green) prioritisation for the eleven housing estates. This will be achieved through the application of SGW’s Comparative Risk Assessment Model (CRAM).

    CRAM is a decision-making tool used to systematically measure, compare, and rank areas of risk. Its use is not confined to any single sector; moreover, it has utility in all areas of the security domain and across all sectors. Its principal benefits are;

    – An objective approach to Security Risk Management

    – A rationalised basis for Security Planning

    – Prioritisation of resources and mitigation as required through a comparative process

    – Bespoke to the scale and complexity of the project or individual estate

    – A consistent approach to the evaluation of risks across multiple sites or multiple locations across one site

    Commenting on the City of London Corporation Appointment, SGW’s Managing Director, Simon Whitehouse said; ‘Throughout SGW’s history, we have a strong track record supporting Social Housing & Arm’s Length Management Organisations to make their housing estates a safer place to live in for their tenants and work in by their staff’. 

    The City of London Corporation Appointment will ensure each estate is reviewed by highly qualified and experienced security professionals, who will adopt a software-based ISO 31000:2018 compliant Security Threat and Risk Assessment will provide our client with a dynamic and easy to audit assessment dashboard, which will summarise current and residual risk profiles for each housing estate, outstanding recommendations and risk mitigation prioritisation, with the ultimate aim to facilitate our client to make informed security improvement decisions.

    For further information on SGW’s work in The Social Housing Sector, please visit our dedicated Social Housing Sector website page.

  2. Dubai Security Consultant Appointment

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    SGW is pleased to announce the appointment of Dubai Security Consultant, Farid Mukadam MBA.

    Farid shall be based at SGW’s Dubai World Central (DWC) office in the United Arab Emirates, from where he is responsible for delivering technical security consulting assignments across the GCC and wider Middle East Region. He will be responsible for technical security consultancy project delivery, preparation of commercial proposals and managing relationships with SGW’s customer base in the UAE & GCC Regions.

    Farid is a professional consultant, who has been working in security engineering related consulting roles from a UAE base, since 2006, with more than 12 years in the ELV security systems industry.

    Farid is fluent in English, Arabic, Hindi & Urdu and has completed a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Project Management and has a Diploma in Engineering (Industrial Electronics).

    Farid has an extensive portfolio of successfully completed security consulting projects, which includes Dubai Parks & Resorts Project, The Avenues Mall – Phase 2 – Dubai, King Khalid Medical City – Saudi Arabia, Four Seasons Hotel – Abu Dhabi, The Crescent Development – Baku, Azerbaijan, Dubai Pearl development, Fairmont Hotel Projects in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, Ras Laffan Port – Doha, Qatar, Manarat Al-Saadiyat Museum and The Royal Office – Oman.

    Farid is a Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) approved Security Consultant in Dubai and a Registered member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).

    Commenting on the appointment, Simon Whitehouse, Managing Director of SGW said; “I am delighted that Farid has decided to join SGW. The longevity of Farid’s experience working in the security sector in the Gulf will be a valuable asset for the company. SGW is committed to increasing our footprint and market share of Independent Security Consultancy Services in the Gulf region. Farid will be supported by a robust capability in threat and risk assessment, security design, engineering, CCTV Consultancy, programme management, and specialist counter-terrorism design services, from SGW’s international pool of qualified consultants.

    Farid can be contacted via e-mail;

  3. Security Consultants to Exhibit at International Security Expo 2018

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    SGW are delighted to announce our participation at International Security Expo 2018.

    International Security Expo, formerly UK Security Expo showcases over 1,000 of the latest innovative security products to help you improve your security.

    Featured over the 2 day expo are 13 free to attend, CPD certified conferences and workshops covering every major sector of the security industry. You will see ground-breaking, innovative features including the 300 SQM Protecting Urban Spaces Demonstrator designed to help every security professional understand how best to protect crowded spaces.

    Come and visit our stand number A20 to find out more about our Assessment, Consultancy & Training Services. We will launch the new Video Image Calculator (VIC) and Screen Assessment Matrix (SAM), both of which have been designed in accordance with IEC 62676 Standard — Video Surveillance Systems for use in security applications. Come and see our latest iPad Security Assessment & Auditing Software, or find out more about our Security Training Course Programme for 2019, which includes the University of Portsmouth, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies recognised Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner professional development program and certification.

    SGW’s Simon Whitehouse, Richard Roberts, Alan Meyrick & Sam Samuels will be in attendance on the stand, to introduce our company and services portfolio.

    Simon Whitehouse, Managing Director will also be Chair of the Technology Workshop for Cyber Threat & Capability, which takes place on the 28th November at 15:15 pm.

  4. Dubai PSP Study Course – September 2016

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    SGW are pleased to announce that our next Physical Security Professional – PSP® – Exam Preparation & Intense Study Course is scheduled to take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates – over a 3 day period – Between Monday 26th and Wednesday 28th September 2016.

    If you are considering to study for ASIS International PSP Certification, or want to learn more about how to manage a physical security project throughout it’s life-cycle, this course is for you.

    The Physical Security Professional (PSP)® credential provides demonstrated knowledge and experience in threat assessment and risk analysis; integrated physical security systems; and the appropriate identification, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of security measures. Those who earn the PSP are ASIS International board certified in physical security.  Further information, including eligibility criteria to sit the exam, can be found at: –

    Practical exercises which are based upon the PSP Exam Syllabus Content are included in this course, together with course manual, practice questions and tutor support.

    Maximum Number of Delegates is 12 to ensure a quality experience, so book early to avoid disappointment. Full details and booking information is available on our dedicated course page. Click Here