So, You Want a Security Survey

In our security consulting practice we are often asked to conduct security surveys. We are also asked to do security audits. Some clients ask for vulnerability assessments. Others ask for risk analyses. Some of these clients do not realize they are...

A Final Word
Security is a process used to manage risk. If you have carefully determined your risk, the effectiveness of your security program's response to it can be measured. Security has a real cost. Prepare to spend your security dollar wisely; conduct a risk analysis before you begin to change your security program.

Michael Brady, CPP, ABCP, is a senior consultant at SecuriCo Inc. (, a consulting, system design and project management firm. He has more than two decades of experience in corporate security and safety. Mr. Brady has completed the Sandia National Laboratories Risk Assessment Methodology-Water Utilities and Community Vulnerability Assessment programs. He is a member of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants ( and has served as an instructor for the University of California Santa Cruz Extension Security Management Certificate program.