Asmark has developed a user-friendly tool to assess the security issues at farm centers, terminals and agricultural warehouses. The SVA tool walks you through the process, provides a benchmark score and recommended countermeasures for any vulnerabilities that are identified. Asmark’s Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA) has been approved by AIChE’s Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) and is recognized nationally. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has determined their SVA meets their methodology approved for use by Tier 4 facilities.
This SVA tool is available to all FWAA members, even if they are not currently clients of Asmark. Contact the FWAA office for more information.
The Asmark Security Vulnerability Assessment is a tool for retail facilities and terminals to use to identify and assess potential security threats, risks and vulnerabilities. Each company must implement a risk-based security management system for people, property, products, processes, information and information systems throughout the agricultural industry.
The Asmark Institute SVA meets the methodology approved by the Department of Homeland Security for use by Tier 4 facilities.
The methodology developed for this module is a systematic, risk-based approach where risk is a function of:
- the severity of consequences of an undesired event; and,
- the likelihood of adversary attack; and,
- the likelihood of adversary success in causing the undesired event.
SVA has been designed especially for the agricultural industry. Relative security risks have received a weighted factor and are tabulated to provide initial risk status prioritization of the facility and a written vulnerability assessment document. Recommended actions to reduce or eliminate security risks are provided with the SVA certification document.
The Asmark Security Vulnerability Assessment model has been determined to meet the CCPS® security vulnerability assessment design criteria for conducting security assessments.