Security Audits

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Security Audits provides a simple guide which can be used to examine the security management system of an organisation.

A security management system (SMS) audit is an evidence-based review of the system’s structure and functions and a test of the system’s purpose. Auditing provides managers and their staff with essential information from which to identify system strengths and weaknesses, allowing resources to be focused where most needed.

This guide is designed for use by any staff member, including non-security specialists, and can be applied to the organisation as a whole, to HQ, or to a country office. This Guide was written by Christopher Finucane, based on a methodology he developed and has successfully applied when conducting security audits of different NGOs.The project was co-funded by the Norwegian Refugee Council, in the interests of contributing a valuable resource to the sector.

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Global Interagency Security Forum

The GISF Secretariat works in collaboration with its members to improve security risk management for the humanitarian sector with original research, networking events and regular workshops to facilitate information sharing and learning between members and the wider humanitarian community.

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