Physical Security Assessment

AdvanTech’s assessment team consists of nationally recognized substantive experts in the protection of CIKR for each of the (16) DHS Critical Sectors.  We are certified and experienced in applying assessment methodologies such as: Sandia National Laboratories’ Risk Assessment Methodology (RAM) for Water Treatment Facilities (RAM-W), Communities (RAM-C), and Chemical Facilities (RAM-CF), as well the Healthcare Facility Security Assessment Instrument (HFSAI), Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), and the Criticality, Accessibility, Recoverability, Vulnerability, Effect, and Recognizability (CARVER) methodologies.

Our experts have produced over (500) Comprehensive Vulnerability, Risk, Security and Threat Assessments on various CIKR—to include:

  • Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
  • School and University Campuses
  • Transit/Transportation Systems (rail, bus)
  • Government Facilities & Complexes
  • Commercial Electric Power Facilities
  • Water Treatment Facilities
  • Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Stadiums, Arenas and other Public Gathering Venues
  • HazMat Storage Facilities
  • Logistics Storage Facilities
  • Food Manufacturing Plants
  • IT Data Centers

AdvanTech’s staff conducted Hazard Vulnerability Assessments (HVA) for a multi-year project sponsored by the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).  Under this project, more than (300) comprehensive assessments were completed, on facilities including:

  • Level 1-2 Trauma Centers
  • Large, Medium and Small Hospitals
  • High Security Forensic Facilities
  • BSL Laboratories
  • Medical Manufacturing Facilities
  • Medical Logistics Storage Facilities Medical Examiner

AdvanTech can conduct comprehensive assessments that systematically address 25 separate sections that are in sync with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) established critical asset assessment target criteria.  Our highly effective assessment process has been developed by applying our “hands on” knowledge of various types of infrastructure and systems, and our unique ability to build trust with asset managers, leadership and staff.  Our flexible and cost-effective process results in total buy-in from our clients, who can then conveniently use the assessment report as the nucleus of their mitigation grant request.  Our comprehensive assessments are designed to:

  • Identify a facility’s or infrastructure’s existing protective measures and vulnerabilities that may be exploited by an adversary to degrade its ability to carry out mission essential functions
  • Identify the vulnerabilities, and “single points of failure” of a facility’s or infrastructure’s physical attributes that may enable manmade or naturally occurring incidents/disasters to degrade/destroy its functional capabilities
  • Provide information to enhance protective measures, target harden, assist in harnessing any latent security system related capabilities, and “cost-effectively” mitigate against identified vulnerabilities
  • Provide a comprehensive benchmarking of information regarding critical nodes/areas that are not covered by other assessment methodologies, and which can be directly incorporated into Emergency Planning documentation; as well as Preparedness & Response Drills and Exercises
  • Establish highly accurate risk levels and mitigation prioritization through consequence analysis based upon real and accurate data
  • Incorporate universal Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategies
  • Provide the advantage of an “eyes on” assessment, conducted through a highly credible and experienced, “third-party” perspective
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