In this capacity, Mr. Bencie has been a consultant to the US Department of State, US Department of Defense, Fortune 500 companies, as well as foreign governments. He specializes in conducting strategic and security management assessments, performing counterintelligence and due-diligence investigations, and also provides specialized intelligence advisory services. He is the author of "Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler" and "Global Security Consulting: How to Build a Thriving International Practice."
Mr. Bencie has worked in over 100 countries and has trained thousands of domestic and international students from police, military, and intelligence services on topics such as economic and industrial espionage, border security, intellectual property protection, counterfeiting/piracy, and recognizing/discouraging terrorist travel movement. Prior to establishing SMI, Mr. Bencie was a Senior Security Consultant for Raytheon Company in the Intelligence and Information Systems Division, and assigned to the emerging markets of Brazil, India and Lebanon.
Mr. Bencie previously served on the US Department of State’s Foreign Emergency Support Team. In this capacity, he was responsible for responding to terrorist attacks carried out against US targets overseas. As a result, he performed numerous trips to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other "hot spots" throughout the world.
Mr. Bencie holds graduate degrees in “National Security Studies” from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and The American Military University, as well as an MBA from the University of Sarasota. He received his BA from Michigan State University and completed further course work from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Training Academy, and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.
As the global business environment gets “flatter”, more and more organizations are moving operations overseas. However, expanding a corporate footprint abroad can often times become a painful and very expensive undertaking – especially if the area of operation is in an underdeveloped area of the world.
Allow Security Management International to take the guesswork out of your planning. At SMI, our associates have spent their careers establishing large-scale operations, across six continents, in countries that could be classified as either emerging markets or third-world failed states. Whether your business takes you Africa or Asia, SMI can provide the following security consulting services, to ensure that your operations are profitable and your employees secure:
- Risk Management
- Geopolitical Surveys
- Logistical Planning
- Area Studies
- Performance Improvement
- Security Compliance Audits
- Duty of Care Reviews
- Crisis Management
Security Management Consulting Process
Our consulting process begins with indetifying the problem with a client. Together we then define the scope of work for the project. We then go through a thorough process to provide deliverables for the client. Click to download the PDF.
- Due-Diligence & Intelligence Gathering
- Review Comparable Case Studies
- Gather Open-Source Information
- Perform Interviews
- Assessment & Analysis
- Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
- Conduct Target Analysis
- Form and Validate Solution
- Integration & Training
- Implement Plans, Processes, and Procedures
- Provide Training on Recommendations
- Have Employees Demonstrate Proficiency
- Application and Testing
- Evaluate and Measure Effectiveness
- Test Policies
- Update Plans, Policies, and Procedures
Once we have worked through the work of scope with a client, we make sure that the problem was solved to client satisfaction and implement on-going maintenance and mitigation strategies.