SECURITY MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR NGO’S

Security Framework Development and Implementation:

- Local Risk Advisory Services

- Knowledge-Based Security Management Training

Threat and Risk assessments:

Threat: Any factors (actions, circumstances, or events) which have the potential or possibility to cause harm, loss, or damage to the NGO, including its personnel, assets, and operations.

Risk: The combination of the impact and likelihood for harm, loss, or damage to NGOs from the exposure to threats.

MOSAIC’s team will be responsible for implementation of solutions in the form of specific mitigation strategies and measures with the aim of lowering the risk levels for the NGO by reducing the impact and likelihood of an undesirable event.

Threat Assessments:

1. SITUATION ANALYSIS

A systematic collection and evaluation of past and present economical, political, social, and technological data, aimed at identification of internal and external forces that may influence the organization’s security and an examination of the organization’s current and weaknesses and specific reasons as to why identified threats are relevant to the NGO.

2. SPECIFIC AND GENERAL THREATS.

General Threats: Extracting the relevant information from the previous step, identify, define, and list the general threats to NGOs, including terrorist attack, crime, military conflicts, aggressive militia, possible government coup, post-conflict environment. Threats should be divided into actual evidence and assumptions. General threats can become specific threats as in the case of terrorism, IED, VBIED, AK 47s, cross-fire situations, kidnapping, mugging, robbery, anti-sentiments to certain nations, car-jacking, site penetration, and post-conflict threats include land mines, active unexploded armaments and destroyed infrastructure.

Programs of the NGO that can be affected by threats need to be identified, including offices and facilities, NGO residences, and modes of transportation.

Specific threat: Threats that result from the analysis of the general threats previously identified. A concise description of an individual threat whose resulting risk level can be mitigated if our procedures are adopted by the NGO.

Identified threats should be qualified as direct or indirect. An IED may be an indirect threat where as a VBIED would be more of a direct threat, though proximity to a VBIED explosion would be considered indirect.

Specific threats may also be categorized into four general types:

- Perceived threats – possible but unconfirmed.

- Actual threats – actioned by known criminals or prior history of attacks

- Direct threats – those directed specifically at the NGOs. For example NGOs operating against sex slavery, impacting the revenue of criminal elements.

- Indirect threats – since NGO’s tend to operate in the most hostile of environments, it is a realistic threat to NGO’s.

Important factors and actions include establishing:

LIKELIHOOD

RISK LEVEL

MITIGATION MEASURES

MOSAIC supports a counter human trafficking NGO of the same name:MOSAIC (Modern Slavery Abolishment International Collaboration) as well as IC3O – Intergovernmental Child Cyber Control Organization.