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Risk analysis by British Council Nigeria

British Council Nigeria has signed an annual contract for the security risk management software, HawkSight Software powered by Esri. HawkSight SRM’s reports that it has been working, with the security contractor Pilgrims Group Ltd, for over two years with the non-departmental public body.

The newly launched Esri powered version of the software includes enhanced ArcGIS – such as scalable mapping with global-to-local overview, live incident feeds, selectable satellite tracking overlays, and risk assessment. British Council Nigeria has been an early adopter of the first version of the product.

In the first instance, HawkSight Consultancy was responsible for training staff both in the latest methodology of risk and also the use of HawkSight software. That training has allowed British Council Nigeria to efficiently assess the security risk to its projects and to develop security controls that reflect the ever-changing security risk environment in which it operates.

Stephen King, Head of Security for British Council Nigeria said: “We’re excited to be working with the latest version of this ground-breaking software. By enabling our security teams to apply standardised methodology to our security risk assessments we’ve increasingly been able to manage our own risk management process. The combination of critical information and overlay of current and historical threat data in a map format gives us the ability to make informed decisions and to mitigate risk effectively. It’s undoubtedly contributed hugely to the expansion of the programme, has transformed our approach to security management.

“Working with HawkSight Software powered by Esri means that we can instigate and update security threat analysis, risk assessments, and risk treatment plans in hours rather than the days or weeks it took previously.

“With its new powerful Esri ARCGIS interface, our ability to visualise projects from a national, regional and local perspective, as well as having the option to incorporate live tracking data feeds for personnel and vehicles, takes this latest version of the software to a whole new level.”

And Paul Mercer, managing director of HawkSight SRM said: “We’re delighted to be progressing our relationship with British Council Nigeria. Since the outset, when we worked with them in the field to develop protocols for efficient daily threat monitoring and to ensure that existing security controls remained relevant in an extraordinarily volatile environment, it’s been apparent that the methodology which underpins HawkSight Software will help in the process of keeping people, projects and vital infrastructure safe. I believe that HawkSight Software is the future of security risk management.”


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