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Port Facility Security Planning

Port Facility Security Assessment & Plan

The sea and port facilities are busy active ecosystems where ships, containers, boats and other marine vessels move in and out of a port and berth and are very vulnerable places with easy access to crime, terrorist and pirate attacks.

Marine facilities operators and teams face major challenges and threats even if they operate at ports or onboard vessels

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  1. Identification & Analysis

Vessels, Assets, & Infrastructure

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2. Identify Threats & Weaknesses

Assets, Infrastructure, &
threat detection risk & severity

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3. Identification of vulnerabilities

Countermeasures &
maritime domain awareness automation security planning

maritime shipping

4. Evaluation & Analysis of Facility Perimeter Security

access controls, video security intelligence, policies & procedures, staffing, onsite measures


5. Cybersecurity measures

technology automation vulnerabilities & risks

communication system & data vulnerabilities

As an act to defeat one of the most challenging dangers of present days, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), under SOLAS Convention Chapter XI-2, implemented the International Ship and Port Facility Code – the ISPS Code Part A15 and A16 as well as Part B, a comprehensive set of measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities in 2004.

The general purpose of the ISPS Code and the Port Facility Security Assessment (PFSA) and Plan (PFSP) as well as the methodology followed on completion of the OSS included the following;

Pagarba Solutions consultants have experience with PFSA and PFSP reports and plans. These include inshore and offshore ports and cargo client facilities.

The PFSAs are a holistic comprehensive assessment and consultation examination of the physical security of a particular location, be it a highly sensitive facility, petroleum tank facility, inshore or offshore port (maritime) facilities.

The security assessment is a non-invasive, comprehensive walkthrough guided by your organization’s security personnel. Our experts evaluate perimeter defenses, access control systems, video surveillance, and other control domains essential to any effective physical security program. This also includes a comprehensive ICT cybersecurity risk assessment and plan.

Our approach and methodology to Physical and Cyber Security Risk Assessments begins by categorizing your organization’s facilities, vessels, assets, technology and the business processes they fulfill.

Once this is done for all sites in scope, Pagarba Solutions security consulting experts then focuses on identifying the criticality and recovery potential for each location, whether it’s physical or digital. Onsite walkthroughs, penetration testing, interviews with key personnel, and documentation review allow Pagarba Solutions to identify physical and digital security controls and their ability to mitigate or prevent physical and cyber threats.

Pagarba Solutions security experts determine the natural, technological, and man-made threats specific to each location based on client interviews, open source intelligence gathering, artificial intelligence automation needs and the facilities’ threat level feeds.

These threats are then contextualized and strategized according to probability, risk factors, frequency, and impact, as well as the presence and effectiveness of physical and digital controls designed to counter them.

This information allows Pagarba Solutions to generate a security risk profile for each of the sites, allowing risks to be viewed comprehensively across the organization and contributing directly to the creation of a tactical and strategic roadmap and plan for addressing which prioritizes the most critical risk areas.

If necessary, this roadmap and plan can align with a client preferred framework or technology to assist your organization in meeting its regulatory requirements.

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