Maturity Model

The maturity model provides a structured approach to setting up and identifying gaps in your organizations travel risk management setup. By means of a survey we can quickly make a gap analysis, taking the ISO 31030 as underlying standard. The recommendations we provide are practical and specific to your organization.

Working abroad requires organisations to actively engage with a more complex field of stakeholders in an unfamiliar environment to ensure operational continuity and success. Just as the risks and needs of organisations are changing, so is the field of security risk management. A once opaque field of a profession dominated by conservativism and dogmas has been transformed and underpinned by academia, standardization, and technological tools.

Travel security risk maturity models or surveys are thus by no means a novel concept. For already more than a decade, security risks management companies – small and large – have come up with their model. Many of the themes identified in different (travel) security risk management models are still valid and do not need to be overhauled. Indeed, they provide valuable lessons and insights for our Travel Security Maturity Survey.

Yet, what was an innovative tool yesterday, might be outdated tomorrow. ICT developments and the widespread use of smartphones have enabled travellers to stay up-to-date with what is going on in their environment, including the risks they may face when travelling and working abroad. Further, evolving security risks, more stringent Duty of Care requirements and higher frequency of travel furthermore have prompted organisations to raise the bar in terms of their travel security set-up. Yet, more importantly, it is the increased standardization within the field of security risks management that enables and has prompted Forth Global to devise a rigorous travel security maturity survey that can objectively assess how well organizations’ travel security risk management system is developed. That is the added value of our survey – based on the latest standards and innovative tools.

We have done this by devising a comprehensive set of maturity benchmarks based on best practices and standards in the field of security risk management, such as ISO 31000, ISO 27000, and the forthcoming ISO 31030.

We have grouped these travel security maturity benchmarks into five categories: policy and plans; competence and behaviour; information management; assistance and response; and culture and perception.

Want to know more? Send an e-mail to: tom@forthglobal.com

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