Security Management Systems

Security Management Systems

Our well-designed security management systems align with regulatory requirements, fostering compliance and enhancing the facility's overall resilience and operational continuity.

A security management system is essential for facilities to proactively identify and mitigate potential risks, safeguarding assets, and personnel against external and internal threats. By implementing a robust security plan, facilities can systematically assess vulnerabilities, respond to incidents, and adapt to evolving challenges, ensuring a resilient defense against security breaches. A well-designed security management system will align with regulatory requirements, fostering compliance and enhancing the facility’s overall resilience and operational continuity. 

AcuTech’s collaborative approach involves a thorough understanding of your unique operational nuances, enabling us to develop customized solutions that align with your objectives, capabilities, and needs. Beyond initial plan development, we offer ongoing support through plan reassessment, updates, and staff training to ensure the enduring efficacy of your security measures. 

AcuTech specializes in designing and implementing integrated Security Management Systems to counter both external and internal threats across physical, technical, cyber, and personnel security domains. Aligning with international and national standards in Safety, Security, Environment, Business Continuity, Resilience, and other vital risk management areas, we offer consulting, training, and support. Our proven track record in formal management system development, implementation, self-verification of compliance, and certification pursuits reflects our unwavering dedication to enhancing organizational resilience. 

Companies partnering with AcuTech benefit from our expertise in designing, implementing, and reviewing effective management systems, whether in process safety, security, or crisis and emergency management. Embrace the proven plan-do-check-act process with AcuTech’s support for various management systems, fostering a robust risk management culture within your organization. Contact us today for guidance and collaboration on securing a safer future for your organization. 

The subsequent list of security management systems reflects only a portion of the diverse management systems AcuTech specializes in. 

ISO 28000 Security Management Systems for the Supply Chain 

This international standard provides a framework for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving a security management system within the context of the organization’s overall supply chain security.

  • Management review training and coordination 
  • ISO 28000 security supply-chain certification coordination and supervision 
  • Supply-chain security management system development 
  • Third-party verification 
  • Audit of those aspects driven by security management policy critical to security assurance of the supply chain 
  • Codify operations of security within their broader supply chain management system, including: 
    • Supply trade lane analysis 
    • Suppliers: Complexity Rating and cargo flow 
    • Suppliers: Security Classification, threat perception and vulnerability 
    • Suppliers: Supply-Chain Activity Classifications 
    • Inventory and Shipping/Receiving Controls 
    • Security Equipment, technology, and communications 
    • Personnel Controls and surety 
    • Supply Chain Exposure Scenarios 
    • Assessment of cyber security relative to the supply chain 
  • Strategic planning 
  • Transnational and intermodal regulations 
  • Site security surveys 
  • Development and implementation of training programs and materials 
  • Development and implementation of the security supply-chain internal audit program 
Responsible Care™ Management System RC 14001 

Responsible Care™ management systems are a popular voluntary initiative to continuously improve and protect the environment, health, safety, and security (EHSS) of your facilities and the community. Responsible Care™ management systems have increased the focus on product stewardship focus and managing EHSS issues along the whole value chain. 

  • Gap analysis 
  • Documentation review 
  • Alignment of sustainability and product stewardship initiatives with existing systems 
  • Security management system development and implementation 
  • Security vulnerability analysis 
  • Development of goals, objectives and SMART targets  
  • Responsible Care™ trainings 
  • Internal audit program development and implementation 
  • Management review trainings 
  • Responsible Care™ RC 14001 certification coordination and supervision. 
Responsible Care® Security Code

Adopted in 2002 and updated in 2021, the Responsible Care® Security Code to help industry strengthen the security of their facilities and management programs.  The updated Code consists of 10 Management Practices, as outlined by the American Chemistry Council (ACC):

  1. Leadership Commitment
  2. Security Risk Management
  3. Implementation of Security Measures
  4. Documentation
  5. Training & Guidance
  6. Security Threat Assessment and Response
  7. Crisis Management
  8. Verification
  9. Management of Change
  10. Continual Improvement
CFATS (Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards)

In the United States, CFATS is a set of regulations administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enhance security at high-risk chemical facilities. Compliance with CFATS involves implementing security measures and conducting risk assessments. 

ISA/IEC 62443: Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS) Security

Developed by the International Society of Automation (ISA) in collaboration with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), this series of standards addresses the security of industrial automation and control systems, including those used in the process industries. 

API RP 781: Security Plan Methodology for the Oil and Natural Gas Industries

Published by the American Petroleum Institute (API), this recommended practice offers guidelines for developing a security plan in the oil and natural gas industries, encompassing risk assessment, security measures, and response strategies. 

NIST SP 800-82: Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security

Issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), this publication provides guidance on securing industrial control systems, which play a critical role in the process industries. 

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