SMI also offers training courses for military and security professionals. Click to find out more about our Training Courses including: The CARVER Methodology, Security University, Bomb Threat Detection, and Threat Detection & Terrorism Awareness.
Security Management International has developed a rigorous quality assurance program to ensure that the services, advice, recommendations and reports that we provide to our clients meet the highest standards of professionalism, work quality, and ethics. This program includes the use of, where practical, standardized check lists, forms, work papers, templates, test protocols, and validation tools. All written client deliverables (including reports, asset sheets, contact lists, security plans, proposals and recommendations) are independently reviewed by senior managers and/or technical specialists, who are not otherwise directly engaged on the project.
We are committed to addressing and resolving all problems that may arise in connection with our work. In this regard, SMI maintains over $3 million in errors and omissions insurance coverage. In providing services to our clients, we are also committed to complying with, and will do all things necessary for our clients to comply with, all applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.
As such, SMI’s in-house legal consul ensures that we strictly adhere to all U.S. and international business laws, to include International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Compliance, as well as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Security Consulting in 100 Words
“Establishing a brand where clients ask for you by name when their security situation requires immediate – and often discrete - solutions. Building a global reputation that has been forged throughout the years by consistently delivering results, and displaying unmatched dependability and integrity – with no excuses. Rather than simply solving problems, a world-class security consultant should improve their clients’ overall condition and must be viewed as a trusted advisor, who has their clients’ best interests in mind, rather than being just another contractor. He/she must intimately follow, and operate within, the global security environment.”- Luke Bencie, SMI Managing Director
In 2013, SMI was approached by a group of American investors who were looking to acquire and develop real estate in a depressed European country. The investors were required by the depressed country’s legal system to have a local national as the majority shareholder in any business transaction. As a result, the partners established a joint venture with a local national.
Despite the fact that millions of US dollars had been transferred that morning, SMI was called in to perform a last minute background check on the local partner and to conduct a due-diligence assessment of his corporation. Within less than 24 hours, the SMI research team was able to determine – through the use of open-source research, proprietary databases, and on-the-ground intelligence – that the partner was a fraud and that his company was merely a front. SMI immediately reported the information to the client, who was able to cancel payment on the transaction and recover their initial investment.
Large international banking institution expanded operations into a hostile region of the world.
Required assistance in ensuring that the environment was suitable for successful business operations and company personnel/infrastructure safety.
Looked to SMI to provide a full-scope security assessment and operations planning. SMI responded with the following:
Upon successful entry into the country, the banking institution continues to benefit from an improved security posture and relatively safe employee living/working environment. The institution retains the services of SMI, which provides periodic security reviews and updated employee training.