Risk Management Services

Safety and security measures have become essential to companies and institutions willing to exploit their full potential for growth and influence at an international scale. Since 1998, the GEOS Group has been providing an optimal people-oriented approach combined with technology, in order to fully accompany the evolution of every company or institution in risk environment. 

As safety / security is considered as a tool for a company’s growth, GEOS contributes to the development of your activity, providing assessment on decision support and protecting your staff or your company’s tangible and intangible assets.

GUIDE AND SRENGTHEN YOUR ORGANISATION

Our multidisciplinary teams conduct audits to identify and implement the most suitable human resource, technical and organisational solutions to safeguard your employees and your tangible and intangible assets.
Our proven methodology ensures that our auditors can tackle even the most complex of problems. The quality of our audits is primarily assured by our experts who have extensive experience in the field of safety/security. We also possess in-depth knowledge of your specific industry and the main issues affecting your organisation, and can provide the most up-to-date information gathered through our global network of experts.
 
In order to verify the level of protection of your sites in France and abroad, GEOS provides teams specialised in the execution of penetration testing. The objective of penetration testing is to improve the site’s protection and warning system by:

  • Detecting and exploiting loopholes in the protection system

  • Testing the detection and response capabilities of the security team

  • Looking for physical, technical and informational vulnerabilities

  • Assessing the permeability of access to confidential, sensitive or strategic company information by employees

SECURE YOUR ORGANISATION AND ENSURE THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF YOUR PROJECTS

A key player in the provision of safety/security consultancy and engineering services for more than 15 years, GEOS has acquired recognised expertise in a number of industries: oil and gas, construction, IT and telecommunications, manufacturing, etc. From the initial conceptual design through to implementation and operation – both offshore and onshore – GEOS will help you develop appropriate plans and procedures for your organisation with a view to assessing and better understanding these threats, and will support you in the implementation of an effective security system. GEOS also offers a range of services to facilitate the development of companies and their operations in the sector.
In order to ensure business continuity and the successful completion of your projects, GEOS provides support services to help you establish and implement a security system that will:

  • Understand your environment

  • Analyse and prevent risks

  • Fulfil your legal obligations

  • Safeguard your organisation and your projects

SECURE ALL PHASES OF YOUR PROJECTS: MARITIME AND PORT ACTIVITIES

In conjunction with the institutions concerned, our GEOS maritime experts will assist you with the prevention and management of risks associated with maritime and port activities.
We offer comprehensive solutions for managing complex projects and protecting marine activities, ensuring an effective synergy between security (ISPS, anti-piracy) and safety (ISM, HSE): 

  • Protect your offshore activities and interests with the support of a partner with an in-depth understanding of the maritime industry

  • Integrate security and safety engineering into your project management process

  • Assess the security and safety of your ships and installations

  • Anticipate risks and comply with regulations in force without compromising your business activities

  • Prevent and manage crises

  • All of our practices are aligned with applicable directives and guidelines for the maritime industry.

SUPPORT FOR CRISIS PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT

Crisis situations may destabilise an organisation, result in the partial or total loss of business, spread a negative image of the company, and have significant financial and legal consequences.
In order to prepare for and cope with the onset of a crisis and to learn from such a situation, GEOS helps companies identify their requirements in terms of crisis prevention and management. Our teams audit and analyse the ‘as-is’ situation (organisation and appropriate procedures) in order to establish a system roadmap and propose an efficient organisation able to deal with any type of event.
GEOS uses feedback and post-crisis assessments to improve its clients’ processes and structures from a forward-looking perspective.
In order to prepare for, anticipate and effectively manage the various crisis scenarios that its clients may face, GEOS provides customised prevention solutions:

  • Anticipation - Prevention

  • Support - Crisis Management

GEOS has developed extensive expertise in crisis prevention and management for different types of events: social movements, emergency evacuation, safe repatriation, illegal detention, kidnapping, extortion, product recall, etc.

Business intelligence and investigation

For more than 10 years, GEOS Business Intelligence has engaged to smoothly accompany every company or institution’s development in France or at an international scale, offering decision support based on strong investigation capacity and information analysis and reporting.

Thus, in order to secure your investment, GEOS realizes reputation measurement surveys, business intelligence missions as well as fraud and litigation management.

GEOS’ network is composed of local correspondents and resources and headquarters analysts, thus ensures an in-depth information on countries in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, in the European Union and in Latin America.

OPERATING IN RISK OR VOLATILE AREAS

In order to allow you to anticipate, evaluate and manage risks that can be:

  • Political, social, security or sanitary risks

  • Regulatory, financial and competitive risks

  • On reputation or related to information protection

GEOS produces specific analysis that rely on high value-added information emanating from close sources and from its network of local correspondents and resources:

  • Notes and prospective studies

  • Situation updates and monitoring

  • Specific search tools (on a given period, a particular area, linked to customer’s sector etc.)

Besides, to support your influence worldwide, GEOS Country Risk Watch and Analysis team permanently monitors and analyzes all the necessary information on the political, social and security climate in more than 160 countries.

SATISFY COMPLIANCE OBLIGATIONS AND VERIFY THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR BUSINESS PARTNERS

In the context of the strengthening of professional standards and new legal obligations to prevent the risk of money laundering and terrorism, GEOS Business Intelligence will help you implement your compliance process vis-à-vis your clients, employees and associates.

  • Verification of the source of funds from specific companies or individuals

  • Identification of actual beneficiaries

  • Identification of Politically Exposed Persons (PEP)

  • Checking against official lists of individuals and entities suspected or known to participate in the financing of terrorism

  • Checking for links between actual beneficiaries and embargoed countries

  • Checking of lists related to money laundering networks

VERIFY THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR PROJECT ENVIRONMENT

To safeguard your investments, GEOS Business Intelligence conducts detailed investigations to identify risks in your project environment and among your business partners:

  • In-depth analysis of capital structures

  • Review of business operations of the company and its business partners

  • Reputational screening of organisations and their key executives

  • Mapping of networks and business environment

  • Confirmation or invalidation of rumours concerning the company’s business practices

KNOW YOUR SECTOR’S ENVIRONMENT

Drawing on its extensive experience in conducting investigations and its network of experts and partners operating on every continent, GEOS Business Intelligence can conduct international investigations, particularly in emerging countries and hostile environments.
 
To facilitate your development activities (entering a new market, acquiring a company, strategic partnership, etc.), GEOS Business Intelligence uses various investigative techniques to gather valuable information to support your strategic decisions:

  • Competitive and strategic intelligence;

  • Profiling of stakeholders;

  • Mapping of stakeholders and decision-making processes;

  • Benchmarking of practices.

OBTAIN INFORMATION AND EVIDENCE

To support its clients and their counsel in managing fraud and litigation, GEOS Business Intelligence can rapidly deploy investigators in France and abroad to gather information and evidence:

  • Gathering of publicly available information

  • Implementation of appropriate monitoring systems

  • Conducting interviews

  • Preparation of detailed reports for legal proceedings

Example of achievements

  • Identification of conflicts of interest

  • Evaluation of wealth and asset identification

  • Identification of counterfeit networks and parallel distribution channels

Cyber ​​Security

GEOS provides you with knowledge and ground experience throughout the entire life-cycle of your IT + Cyber project and relative issues at stake.

Specialized in security as well as in application and infrastructures management, our services portfolio covers from the assessment phases, through elaborating and defining possible solutions, to the deployment and maintenance of your system.
 
Cyber-security is an integral dimension of an information system. Internal or external attacks represent a high risk for the viability of your critical systems and business development.
 
Considering these threats, it is vital for organizations to implement a strong governance accompanied by an efficient security / safety policy based on proven technical solutions.  

ASSESS YOUR SECURITY LEVEL AND ENSURE THE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF SECURITY POLICIES

Our experts perform security audits with a view to identifying your information system’s critical resources, assessing the level of security of these resources in relation to real threats, and improving the awareness of company executives with regard to the maturity and level of security of your information system. Following the audit, GEOS makes recommendations and proposes clear areas for development to continue the security improvement process.

IMPLEMENT AND PROVIDE EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE TO MEET YOUR SPECIFIC SECURITY NEEDS

Cyber ​​Security is an integral part of information systems. Internal and external attacks can potentially undermine your critical systems and affect business continuity. Faced with this threat, it is essential for organisations to implement strong governance processes together with a robust security policy based on tried and tested technical solutions.

  • Risk analysis, blueprint design

  • Assistance with the establishment of a compliance programme

  • Development and implementation of information security strategies

  • Design of Cyber Security awareness programmes

ASSIST YOU IN YOUR CONTINUAL SERVICE IMPROVEMENT PROCESSES

Your IT system is a critical element of your business organisation. In ever-changing technical environments, we offer strategic services to increase the value of your operations and business performance.