Qu'est-ce que la sécurité technique?

In today’s digital world, sensitive data and information is consistently at risk which is why technical security is an integral part of any government or organisation’s infrastructure.

The term ‘technical security’ refers to the techniques used for authentication and protection against theft of proprietary information and intellectual property, which are both increasingly at risk of industrial espionage.

It’s an important part of Rose Partners’ service offering. Our robust systems and processes are designed to create and maintain a secure environment for all areas at risk from external malevolence including office and residential space, vehicles, aircraft, vessels and any other facility that may be open to risk from outside an organisation.

Technical security solutions

‘We know the importance of protecting assets and sensitive information in the modern world,’ explains Rose Partners CEO, Adam Honor. ‘Our expert knowledge of technical security ensures robust intrusion-detection and access-control systems that are both reliable and practical to use.’

Rose Partners’ technical security solutions offer the latest protection in:

  • Design, installation and commission of custom-design security systems.
  • Comprehensive Vulnerability Risk Assessments of current security systems, policies and procedures.
  • Technical surveillance counter measures (TSCM) services.

Our expert team can also build, manage and maintain special operations systems, including detection systems and response training for chemical, biological and radiological attacks.

‘At Rose Partners we pride ourselves on putting the client’s needs at the centre of everything we do,’ adds Honor. ‘That’s why our services are bespoke to the required needs and our dynamic approach to any scenario means bringing together the leading experts in a particular field to take command of the task in hand.  

‘We’ve had the privilege of working across the globe in a range of sectors, each requiring a specific approach and tailored solutions. Whatever the potential threats, we’ll mitigate the risks by building robust systems and processes that protect our client’s assets, whether that be IPs, sensitive data, confidential discussions or all of the above.’

Implementing technical security

Before implementing any technical security solutions, first Rose Partners will complete a risk assessment to build a clear picture of how sensitive information is collected, distributed and stored within an organisation. This initial phase of work allows us to understand where potential risks lie in all areas from the collection of personal data for marketing and communications purposes through to the way business-critical IPs are stored.

From there we consider the potential threats while also taking into account the culture and day-to-day workings of the organisation. This is key, as the solutions we provide must be practical for members of an organisation to use if they are to be adopted throughout a workforce.

Once we have mitigated the threats and integrated robust, practical solutions, we then consistently review these systems and maintain all the infrastructure required for their smooth operation. This work includes the ongoing analysis of new and emerging threats and the provisions required to mitigate against them.

If you’d like to know more about our technical security solutions, contact a member of the Rose Partners team today.

Réforme des droits de l'homme et du secteur de la sécurité

The very foundation of security sector reforms [SSR] must be guided by a clear understanding of people’s rights, with the state recognised as the providers of security as a service to the people.

Human rights and security have always, and will always, be closely linked. Often, human rights violations can be the cause of, or the result of, conflict. Violations can also be an early warning of upcoming conflict.

That’s why our obligations to human rights are paramount, and they’re an integral part of any security sector reform programme. At Rose Partners, we take pride in our role as guarantors of human rights of the people we serve but there is a growing awareness of human rights violations by security actors in some of the world’s most complex environments. These violations include discrimination, arbitrary arrest and, in the worse scenarios, extrajudicial killings.

Aside from the clear, immoral implications of these acts, they often serve as a recruitment tool for violent extremist groups. It’s therefore imperative the foundations from which security sector reform can be built must be based on human rights.

HOW ARE HUMAN RIGHTS RELEVANT TO SUCCESFUL SSR

As a state is responsible in ensuring the protection of human rights, it is essential that international human rights obligations are not only incorporated by SSR programmes but led by them.

It’s important a populace not only adopts potential reforms but become advocates of that programme. To achieve this, first SSR must put an individual’s rights at the forefront of any programme. We often talk of winning hearts and minds but this is no more apparent than when implementing SSR to reduce risks and threats to the people.

States have an obligation to respect, protect and fulfil human rights but what does this mean?

RESPECT
An obligation to respect human rights means government bodies, including security actors, should not violate human rights standards. An example of this would be the need for police to allow peaceful assembly, such as demonstrations.

PROTECT
This obligation is one step further than respecting human rights and means the state, including the police, must protect an individual’s right to peaceful demonstration. This often means preventing harassment or violent interference.

FULFIL
This requires the state to be proactive in creating systems and enabling environments where people feel free to exercise their rights. In the example of peaceful assembly, this could include ensuring the procedures for obtaining permits for demonstrations are easily accessible and understandable.

HUMAN RIGHTS AND SSR

Respecting, protecting and fulfilling human rights will increase the public’s confidence and trust in government institutions. This is clearly critical in peacebuilding and conflict prevention.

The concept of human rights helps security actors such as the police and the military understand their role in providing security as a public service. The people are the rights holders in this relationship and this can involve a difficult but necessary shift in understanding, particularly in situations where core security actors have previously considered their duties to be relevant to an

individual leader, regime or ethnic group.

In a democracy, the principles to the rule of law state that all people and institutions should be accountable to the same laws and that citizens should have equal access to justice and public institutions. This means everyone should have the opportunity to participate in decision-making and this is no more apparent than in SSR programmes.

SSR should provide a more effective and affordable security sector with increased accountability and transparency. These four objectives directly correlate with human rights:

EFFECTIVENESS
The security sector must be affective is making people safe and secure. This should be done by respecting, protecting and fulfilling human rights as we have already defined. These rights include the right to life, right to liberty and security, the total prohibition of torture and a right to non-discrimination.

AFFORDABILITY
The cost of core security actors should be balanced with other government expenditure if people are to enjoy the full range of human rights. This includes economic, social and cultural rights, such as the right to education and health. Essentially, government expenditure should meet the ultimate goal – making people safer.

ACCOUNTABILITY
This is a hugely important factor in peacebuilding and establishing trust among the populace in any SSR programme. When security actors are suspected or accused of breaching human rights, this act must be reported, investigated and lead to appropriate action. This requires functioning justice-system processes within security organisations to review disciplinary matters and establish codes of conduct have been upheld.

TRANSPARENCY
The right to access information must apply to the security sector and must be established for parliamentarians, civil society, media and others to assess whether security services are effective, affordable and accountable. Without transparency, there’s no scrutiny which can lead to improvements and amendments that are in the best interest of the people.

These objectives outline how SSR programmes must be inclusive of national ownership and how respecting, protecting and fulfilling human rights should be developed and implemented through national processes. The actors leading the reforms should also be held to account by the local population.

La prise en compte de tout cela est la raison pour laquelle la RSS ne peut pas être réalisée dans un délai court et, par conséquent, nécessite souvent une stratégie à long terme, qui elle-même nécessite un examen et une évaluation cohérents. Une approche dynamique est nécessaire pour s'adapter et surmonter les défis qui surgiront lors de la mise en œuvre de la RSS.

Rose Partners est fière des approches que nous adoptons en matière de RSS et des résultats que nous constatons dans l'adoption immédiate de nos politiques et procédures sur l'impact à long terme de ces processus. Si vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur notre travail SSR, contactez un membre de l'équipe Rose Partners dès aujourd'hui.

Evergreen - Risque lié à la chaîne d'approvisionnement

Comment la saga du canal de Suez a démontré le risque pour la chaîne d'approvisionnement

When the Evergreen container ship (the Ever Given) ran aground in the Suez Canal in March 2021, it captured international headlines as crews worked to dislodge the vessel and resume global trade flows.

The six-day blockage of the Suez Canal delayed approx. 17 million tons of cargo freight on hundreds of vessels and had a significant impact on already stressed supply chains.

The Ever Given is just one example of the many risks to global supply chains. In our technology-dependent global marketplace, war, terrorism, pandemics, cyber-attacks or technology failures in one place can seriously disrupt business on the other side of the world.

The impact of the canal disruption illustrates the risks to business supply chains already operating at capacity. Any disruptions have ripple effects, with delays escalating along supply chains, increasing the length of time before the delivery schedules are resolved.

Most businesses recognise the concept of supply chain vulnerability and its managerial counterpart, supply chain risk management, but they are not as prepared as they should be. Commonly, businesses are unable to identify and successfully manage supply chain risks as the world becomes more interconnected.

Improved supply chain risk management enables organisations to take market share from competitors when a common risk strikes and leads to improvements in discovering, preventing and addressing smaller risks, which may cost effort, expense or time. A supply chain practicing risk management is faster to spot risk, faster to respond to it and faster to claim advantages. Competitor supply chains and organisations may not have well-developed risk management practices. This becomes a key strategic competitive advantage even for commodity product producers.

The scope of supply chain risk management is extensive and spans all areas of the supply chain. At the tactical level, risk management is the continual activity of detection, measurement and evaluation of potential supply chain disruption caused by all varieties of supply chain risk, emanating both from within or outside the supply chain. Supply chain risk management seeks to manage, control, reduce or eliminate real or potential risk exposure to supply chain performance.

What Rose Partners can do?

Partenaires Rose’ specialist security consultants have a wealth of experience assessing and managing supply chain risks. We can help businesses:

  • identify, assess and document supply-chain risks
  • develop a framework to manage supply-chain risks
  • monitor and prepare for emerging risks
  • audit and review risk management systems
  • improve resilience for the inevitable unknown risks that become a problem in the future
  • decrease costs by reducing the probability and impact of supply chain disruption and reduced performance

Rose Partners have worked with businesses in complex, highly-regulated sectors on supply chain security, including the tobacco industry, pharmaceuticals and food and drink. We have specialists in IT security capable of reviewing the IT services provided by external providers and resolving related supply chain risks.

To combat the threat of deliberate contamination, our risk specialists provide a wealth of expertise and experience to identify critical control points where an attack may occur and determine the most effective and appropriate measures to create a secure environment. In the food and drink sector, we work to and go beyond the Food Standards Agency Threat Assessment Critical Control Points (TACCP) standard to identify and address risks more comprehensively.

There is little evidence that The Ever Given incident will change the fast-moving interconnected supply chains that have become so integral to a business. The focus of change, therefore, needs to be on supply chain risk management.


Guide Rose Partners pour entrer dans les zones post-conflit et les environnements fragiles

Les environnements fragiles ou post-conflit sont des régions qui ont connu des formes de violence à grande échelle, souvent des guerres civiles, qui ont infligé de lourds coûts humains et matériels. 

L'Afghanistan, la Libye et l'Irak sont des exemples d'États fragiles ou sortant d'un conflit. Dans des pays comme ceux-ci, un manque de capacité des institutions étatiques à fournir des services à leurs citoyens, y compris une incapacité à imposer la loi et l'ordre, peut être identifié. Ils peuvent également être caractérisés par la corruption, l'instabilité ainsi qu'un manque de confiance envers les autorités. Il en résulte souvent une méfiance et une hostilité importantes entre les communautés. 

En raison de l'ampleur considérable du soutien international requis pour assurer la stabilité grâce à la reconstruction, ces régions peuvent présenter d'importantes opportunités commerciales. Cependant, ils présentent également un degré complexe de risques dont les organisations devront être parfaitement conscientes - et savoir comment atténuer - si elles veulent y faire des affaires.  

Du taux élevé de criminalité et du risque de terrorisme à la médiocrité des infrastructures et aux communautés locales privées de leurs droits, chaque région a des problèmes uniques à combattre. Nous décrivons ces risques et discutons de la manière dont ils peuvent être atténués dans notre eBook gratuit: Facteurs à prendre en compte avant d'entrer dans des environnements fragiles ou sortant d'un conflit. 

Faisant appel à la riche expérience et à l'expertise de l'équipe de Rose Partners dans la fourniture de solutions de développement de capacités et de capacités, cet eBook fournit des informations expertes sur la manière dont les organisations peuvent contrer un large éventail de risques.  

Vous pouvez télécharger cet eBook gratuitement en cliquant sur ici et en entrant votre adresse e-mail. 

Qu'est-ce que la réforme du secteur de la sécurité?

La réforme du secteur de la sécurité fait partie intégrante de ce que fait Rose Partners, mais nous sommes souvent interrogés sur l'objectif exact de notre travail. Dans cet esprit, ce qui suit est une définition claire et concise de la réforme du secteur de la sécurité [RSS].

Il existe plusieurs définitions de la RSS qui varient dans leur formulation mais dont l'essence est la même. En résumé, la RSS devrait être un processus de réforme stratégique et systématique de l'ensemble du secteur de la sécurité d'un pays et de développement d'une réponse holistique aux besoins de sécurité de tous les hommes, femmes et enfants.

Lorsque nous faisons référence au secteur de la sécurité, nous entendons tous les acteurs de la sécurité concernés, notamment la police, l'armée, la justice, les douanes, les ministères, le parlement et les acteurs non étatiques. Chacun de ces acteurs de la sécurité devrait être guidé par les besoins de sécurité des personnes dans le concept plus large de la sécurité humaine et inclura la sécurité nationale, comme la défense et les contrôles aux frontières, dans le but d'accroître la sécurité des personnes.

En bref, la RSS devrait fournir un secteur de la sécurité plus efficace et abordable avec une responsabilité et une transparence accrues.

Où le SSR est-il requis?

La RSS est un processus continu visant à accroître la sécurité des personnes dans les pays développés et sous-développés, même si de nombreuses régions nécessitent une réforme immédiate et solide. Ces régions sont normalement des environnements fragiles ou sortant d’un conflit dont les populations ont ressenti l’impact et subi les conséquences des conflits armés.

La plupart des gens associeront la RSS comme étant entreprise pendant une période de transition politique des régimes autoritaires ou pendant l'indépendance, ou l'unification, des États. C'est pourquoi le rôle de la RSS fait partie intégrante de la consolidation de la paix et de la prévention de nouveaux conflits. Dans ces scénarios, la RSS fait souvent partie ou est influencée par la reconstruction des contrats sociaux entre les citoyens et leur gouvernement.

Cependant, comme déjà mentionné, la RSS est également un processus cohérent à travers le monde dans le cadre de la modernisation et du développement continus du secteur de la sécurité dans des pays stables et pacifiques. Cette réforme répond souvent à de nouvelles décisions politiques ou à des menaces et défis sécuritaires en constante évolution.

La RSS appartient au peuple

L'appropriation nationale est un principe clé de la RSS. Cela ne signifie pas qu'il appartient à l'État, cela signifie qu'il s'agit d'un processus national inclusif pour assurer la sécurité d'une population. La RSS nécessite une consultation et un engagement cohérents avec la société civile et les représentants de chaque segment de la population.

Cette appropriation nationale inclusive est essentielle pour permettre la durabilité et le succès à long terme de tout programme de RSS. Cette appropriation est souvent la partie la plus difficile de toute réforme, car ceux qui financent ou promeuvent le travail peuvent avoir des priorités différentes ou s'attendre à des résultats dans des délais très courts.

Le travail de Rose Partners en RSS

La prise en compte de tout cela est la raison pour laquelle la RSS ne peut pas être réalisée dans un délai court et, par conséquent, nécessite souvent une stratégie à long terme, qui elle-même nécessite un examen et une évaluation cohérents. Une approche dynamique est nécessaire pour s'adapter et surmonter les défis qui surgiront lors de la mise en œuvre de la RSS.

Rose Partners est fière des approches que nous adoptons en matière de RSS et des résultats que nous constatons dans l'adoption immédiate de nos politiques et procédures sur l'impact à long terme de ces processus. Si vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur notre travail SSR, contactez un membre de l'équipe Rose Partners dès aujourd'hui. 

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