Supply chain security focuses on taking security measures for the entire logistics chain, ensuring secure production, storage, and transport of goods. The aim is to prevent flows of goods from being misused by criminals and terrorists. The starting point is the security of all parties concerned, from producer to customer.
Protecting the economic importance of the supply chain is a continuous process of which innovation must form a strategic part. The criminal becomes more and more cunning and continuously adapts his methods. SKILSS guides novelty processes from idea to implementation. We are aware of the challenges and needs of stakeholders in the supply chain, can articulate the security issues and present them to inventors and knowledge institutions. We stimulate and facilitate practical innovations in living labs in collaboration with all stakeholders and support the evidence of the effectiveness gains of the inventions.
In addition to (risk) assessments, quick scans, and analysis, SKILSS can assist you with practical research into processes and phenomena. We always do this based on connecting the world of science and everyday practice whilst relying on our extensive knowledge of both criminology and security science. In addition, we consider supervision, pilots and living labs to investigate the impact of new security measures and make adjustments when necessary. The question is always asked what effect one hopes to achieve with the security policy. Phenomena research focuses on crime and other violations of norms that threaten business operations, for example, in the context of security analysis at industry, market segment or company level. Ultimately, our research services always result in substantiated advice with which you can move forward.
Security is a joint interest of public and private parties, making it essential to collaborate and share information whenever possible. There is so much to gain from targeted information exchange for both public and private. SKILSS acts as a linking pin and brings public parties into contact with private parties and vice versa. The starting point is to work on targeted solutions to make the supply chain more resilient.
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Knowledge is power, especially when the acquired knowledge is frequently repeated. SKILSS provides various courses and training either itself, on behalf of or from its network. The importance of optimal security is paramount at SKILS. That is only possible if we are aware of the various phenomena of crime and the many ways we can protect ourselves, businesses and economic interests against it.
To deploy adequate security measures, it must first be made clear who and what you want to protect and associated risks and threats. Risk management based on a holistic approach is essential. SKILSS has a network of specialists who can assist you in the following subjects:
- Specific laws and regulations
- ISPS: ISPS (re)certification, Port Security Assessment, Port Security Plan, Port Facility Security Assessment, Port Facility Security Plan, Exercises, Evaluations
- Security consultation and support: Carrying out risk assessments, gap analysis and recommendations, setting up a risk management program, tenders, security plans, mystery guest programs, due diligence processes, red teaming and scientific research
- Security Awareness: Setting up and supervising programs
- Insider Risk Management: Setting up and managing policies and programs
- Crisis management: Setting up and overseeing policies and programs
- Integration of software and hardware systems: Advice, guidance, and program management
- Cybersecurity: Advice, guidance, and program management
Both nationally and internationally, many meetings, conferences and gatherings take place to promote the security of the supply chain and share and disseminate knowledge. Some upcoming events are detailed here.