Cos'è la sicurezza tecnica?

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.

Riforma del settore dei diritti umani e della sicurezza

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.

Tener conto di tutto ciò è il motivo per cui l'SSR non può essere raggiunto in tempi brevi e, di conseguenza, spesso richiede una strategia a lungo termine, che a sua volta necessita di revisione e valutazione coerenti. È necessario un approccio dinamico per adattare e superare le sfide che si presenteranno con l'implementazione dell'SSR.

Rose Partners è orgogliosa degli approcci che adottiamo all'SSR e dei risultati che vediamo nell'adozione immediata delle nostre politiche e procedure per l'impatto a lungo termine di tali processi. Se desideri saperne di più sul nostro lavoro SSR, contatta un membro del team Rose Partners oggi.

Evergreen - Rischio della catena di fornitura

Come la saga del Canale di Suez ha dimostrato il rischio della catena di approvvigionamento

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?

Rose Partners’ 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.


Rose Partners Guide To Enter Post-Conflict Zones & Fragile Environments

Fragile or post-conflict environments are regions that have experienced large-scale forms of violence, often civil war, that have inflicted heavy human and material costs. 

Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq are examples of fragile or post-conflict states. In nations such as these, a lack of capacity of state institutions to deliver services to their citizens, including inability to impose law and order, can be identified. They can also be characterised by corruption, instability as well as a lack of trust in the authorities. Significant distrust and hostility between communities is often seen as a result. 

Due to the considerable scale of international support required to deliver stability through reconstruction, these regions can present significant business opportunities. However, they also present a complex degree of risks which organisations will need to be thoroughly aware of – and know how to alleviate – if they are to do business there.  

From the high rate of crime and risk of terrorism, through to poor infrastructure and disenfranchised local communities, each region has unique issues to mitigate against. We outline these risks and discuss how they can be mitigated against in our free eBook: Factors to consider before entering fragile or post-conflict environments. 

Calling on the Rose Partners team’s wealth of experience and expertise in delivering capacity and capability development solutions, this eBook provides expert insight into the ways in which organisations can counter a wide array of risks.  

You can download this eBook for free by clicking here and entering your email address. 

I partner Rose forniscono un collegamento vitale con la comunità internazionale a beneficio del popolo libico

Rose Partners ha trascorso gli ultimi 12 mesi in Libia lavorando per il Ministero dell'Interno su un programma di riforma delle capacità e delle capacità che supporta la visione del Ministro degli interni di unificazione della polizia fondata sui principi di un modello di polizia basato sulla comunità che offre sicurezza e protezione a il popolo libico.

La presenza di Rose Partners in Libia offre un'opportunità unica per mostrare e ascoltare le capacità e i requisiti del MOI sulla scena internazionale.

Gli esperti in materia (PMI) che lavorano per Rose Partners sono molto apprezzati a livello internazionale nelle loro aree di competenza. La gamma di capacità ed esperienza all'interno del Team si estende da quella dell'ex Comandante della polizia antiterrorismo di Londra, ex capo della polizia di polizia del Regno Unito, ex ufficiali di collegamento antiterrorismo, ex ufficiali dell'ispettorato di polizia di Sua Maestà, ex capo di un UK Police Training College fino agli alti ufficiali delle forze armate e delle forze speciali britanniche. Questo team che lavora in collaborazione e partnership con il MoI, è stato in grado di valutare e comprendere le attuali capacità, capacità e necessità delle rispettive unità di MoI a cui è stato concesso l'accesso, per determinare le esigenze strategiche e le aree prioritarie per capacità e capacità sviluppo. Questa fase di scoperta e progettazione è stata un impegno di collaborazione fidato e consultivo con gli esperti qualificati e competenti all'interno del MoI.

Tutte le strategie e modelli non solo completano le basi all'interno del Ministero della Difesa, ma anche l'ampio lavoro svolto dalla comunità internazionale. Rose Partners e le sue PMI sono profondamente consapevoli di non "sollevare e spostare" i modelli esistenti nei paesi in cui abbiamo il privilegio di lavorare. Tutte le strategie, i modelli futuri e la formazione devono essere concordati con la nazione ospitante ed essere adatti allo scopo: supportare i quadri e le istituzioni esistenti.

Le PMI Rose Partners sono state in grado di ottenere questo status di "partner di fiducia" solo lavorando quotidianamente all'interno degli uffici dei loro colleghi MoI. Il team ha sviluppato rapporti di lavoro professionali con coloro che siamo qui per supportare. Questo approccio ha consentito alle PMI di ascoltare il MoI e quindi di confrontare le esigenze con i requisiti strategici.

Le PMI di Rose Partners fanno parte di vari gruppi di lavoro internazionali e si impegnano regolarmente con le proprie reti di stakeholder internazionali per evidenziare l'eccellente lavoro svolto dalle unità di polizia MOI e da tutte le aree in cui è richiesto il supporto. Si tratta di un ruolo fondamentale, data la schiacciante volontà e volontà della comunità internazionale (governo, ONG, donatori e commerciali) di assistere il governo libico e il suo popolo. La necessità di un interlocutore strategico all'interno del Ministero della Difesa che non solo comprenda le esigenze del Ministero, ma soprattutto parli il linguaggio internazionale della sicurezza e della riforma, è vitale per garantire un pacchetto di supporto coordinato basato sui bisogni, contrapposto a un piano strategico che non includa solo una road map tecnica ma supporto di formazione e mentoring.

Dato il ruolo privilegiato che Rose Partners ha con il MoI, i vantaggi di questo impegno sono:

  • Le parti interessate internazionali comprendono la verità fondamentale in Libia in termini di sicurezza e stabilità da parte delle PMI nel paese, questo porta a una maggiore fiducia nel Ministero della Difesa tra la comunità internazionale
  • Le parti interessate internazionali comprendono le vere capacità e capacità delle unità di polizia MoI delle PMI nel paese, non attraverso valutazioni a distanza, spesso imprecise, come vengono attualmente eseguite. I team di formazione e mentoring di Rose Partners fanno parte del MoI ogni giorno che lavorano all'interno di una partnership di fiducia per garantire un approccio veramente collaborativo.
  • Le parti interessate internazionali comprendono i requisiti su misura delle unità di polizia MoI in termini di formazione, portando alla fornitura della formazione giusta e su misura, alle persone giuste, nel posto giusto, utilizzando le attrezzature e la tecnologia pertinenti e richieste. Attualmente, la formazione generica viene fornita all'estero e spesso ripetuta allo stesso pubblico da diversi donatori.
  • Le parti interessate internazionali comprendono i requisiti su misura delle unità di polizia MoI in termini di attrezzature e infrastrutture, assicurando che le attrezzature adatte allo scopo siano fornite da donatori internazionali alle unità giuste e che la manutenzione e le licenze continue siano incluse
  • La duplicazione degli sforzi viene eliminata attraverso il coordinamento delle parti interessate internazionali e l'erogazione di formazione e tutoraggio
  • La formazione e il tutoraggio attuali completano la precedente formazione fornita dalle parti interessate internazionali e garantiscono che le unità di polizia del MoI siano formate secondo gli standard internazionali pertinenti.

Tutti questi vantaggi portano la comunità internazionale ad avere più fiducia nel tornare in Libia, portando con sé investimenti, posti di lavoro e una maggiore pace e prosperità per il popolo libico.

In qualsiasi ambiente postbellico, una comprensione completa e approfondita dei bisogni della nazione è fondamentale. Ciò si ottiene solo stando nel paese, nei loro uffici, all'interno delle loro comunità, su base giornaliera. Con tale accesso e approccio il ruolo è quello di agire da interlocutore; condividere le preziose intuizioni, conoscenze e bisogni con la comunità internazionale a beneficio della nazione ospitante e con coloro che cercano di sostenere la sua riqualificazione e il percorso verso la sicurezza.

Un ottimo esempio di PMI di Rose Partners che si impegnano con le parti interessate internazionali è nell'area delle capacità forensi in relazione alle fosse comuni scoperte a Tarhouna nel giugno 2020.

La PMI forense di Rose Partners ha sviluppato solidi rapporti di lavoro con le seguenti parti interessate internazionali e ha accesso a un pubblico più ampio attraverso inviti a partecipare ai loro gruppi di lavoro:

  • Missione dell'Unione europea di assistenza alle frontiere in Libia (EUBAM)
    • Incontro di coordinamento tecnico internazionale sulla medicina legale
  • Missione di sostegno delle Nazioni Unite in Libia (UNSMIL)
    • Gruppo di lavoro sul diritto internazionale umanitario (DIU) e sui diritti umani
  • Competenza, consulenza e implementazione dell'Unione europea in Libia (EULEAD)
  • Corte penale internazionale (CPI)
  • Commissione internazionale per le persone scomparse (ICMP) - l'ottimo lavoro che la nostra PMI ha svolto per l'ICMP le ha portate a scegliere Rose Partners per facilitare il loro rientro in Libia.
  • Comitato Internazionale della Croce Rossa (CICR)
  • Ufficio delle Nazioni Unite contro la droga e il crimine (UNODC)
  • Programma delle Nazioni Unite per lo sviluppo (UNDP)
  • UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
  • Dipartimento di Stato degli Stati Uniti
  • UK National Crime Agency (NCA)
  • Ufficiale di collegamento della polizia antiterrorismo nel Regno Unito (CTPLO)

Internamente, la PMI ha fornito formazione e tutoraggio, specifici per le fosse comuni, al personale del MoI CID Mass Graves Team e del Ministero della Giustizia Pathology Team e ha anche sviluppato contatti con l'Autorità generale per la ricerca e l'identificazione delle persone scomparse (GASIMP ). La PMI è in grado di evidenziare l'eccellente lavoro che queste squadre stanno svolgendo in condizioni difficili, testimoniato in prima persona a Tarhouna.

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