At SSI RM we produce a range of insight products that inform our security measure and risk control recommendations. These products include methodologies, indices, reports, briefings, and assessments. Our analysts come from military, police, and academic backgrounds with quality control exercised by SSI RM directors.
We make these products available free-of-charge to potential clients so they can use them to inform initial decisions about whether or not to pursue commercial opportunities in high threat countries. If the decision is to proceed SSI RM can prepare more detailed report tailored for specific circumstances and requirements.
Our analysts rely on open sources and in-country agents, partners, and SSI RM consultants/contractors to provide the information used to develop our insight products.
There is an immense quantity of open sources that vary widely in quality. We use the following open sources (among others) and recommend them to our clients.
Research & Policy Institutes – Foreign Affairs | Royal United Services Institute | Chatham House | Rand Corporation | International Institute for Strategic Studies | Economist Intelligence Unit | Institute for Economics & Peace
SSI RM applies risk management best practice as captured in Axelos’ Management of Risk® methodology and in ISO 31000. This means that we speak the same language as you when it comes to risk management and that our consultants can seamlessly integrate into your business/project planning team.
Where we can add significant value is in the detail of our risk assessment tools that we have refined over the course of hundreds of projects in diverse sectors and countries, including major events like the Olympics (London 2012) and European Games (Baku 2015), and major projects like undersea cable laying in the Indian Ocean HRA.
SSI RM developed the Country Risk Assessment Index to inform decisions about the appropriate security measures and risk controls that should be implemented to enable commercial operations in high threat countries. It is reviewed and updated regularly.
The Country Risk Assessment Index comprises a number of different indices measuring different types of threat. The index employs a traffic light system to simply convey the severity of the threat.
An overall risk rating is captured in the Country Risk Rating and this provides a useful benchmark for the overall threat and comparison with other countries. The Country Risk Rating is used to inform decisions about the general security posture that should be adopted.
The different indices cover the threat of state collapse, war, terrorism, corruption, travel safety, and crime. These indices inform specific security measures and risk controls that should be taken to counter these specific threats.
SSI RM has adopted the UK Government’s Terror Threat Levels to create a tool to explain what general security posture should be adopted in response to the Country Risk Rating.
SSI RM produces Country Briefs free-of-charge to assist clients understand the overall threat/risk situation in a country. These Country Briefs are prepared using the Country Risk Assessment Index and open source information. SSI RM can answer specific requests for information by using our network of in-country agents, partners, and SSI RM consultants/contractor. Clients use our Country Briefs as a part of their bids to win business.
Country Reports are prepared at the request of clients when more detail is required. These reports may focus on a particular region where business will be conducted, a particular issue in a country, e.g. transport infrastructure or political stability, or simply go into more detail on the subjects covered in the related Country Brief.
Opinion pieces make observations about key issues affecting the security & risk management sector and our clients. To encourage different views and freedom of speech the authors of our opinion pieces are not subjected to an SSI RM editorial policy. This means that opinion pieces do not reflect the views of SSI RM.
Introduction Our core business is security risk management - helping companies to pursue commercial opportunities in places where the threats demand a deliberate risk management response. So, what happens when your company's commercial strategy involves countries...