In the event of a natural disaster or a terrorist attack, risk management becomes of utmost priority as the company employees are left stranded in tough circumstances. Furthermore, many companies have a difficult time implementing an apt risk management strategy, and thus seek a centralized oversight group that provides governance and coordination of risk management activities so that they can focus on growing their business. A vanguard among such solution providers is SocoSIX Strategies, a three-year-old, veteran-owned global protection, crisis management, and risk services company based in Fort Walton Beach, FL. “Our core focus is to ensure businesses continue functioning without disruptions despite the threats and risks out there,” says Steve Lisle, chief revenue officer, SocoSIX. In line with this, the firm has developed a suite of customized security solutions and services to help organizations make cost-effective risk management decisions about their global travelers, physical assets, safety and security operations. “We combine highly skilled experts and proven protection practices with the latest technology and intelligence to provide a full spectrum of security services throughout the world,” expresses Lisle.
SocoSIX’s offerings are structured around six core areas: protection services, risk management, investigations, technology and intelligence, managed services, and training. “Two of the six services gain maximum traction—protection services and managed services and our technology tools ties into that,” mentions Lisle. One of the major challenges experienced by enterprises globally is the scarcity of talent and reliable personnel, which often makes it cost prohibitive to hire the desired experts.
Furthermore, to ensure enterprises are prepared to respond to crises, SocoSIX offers effective training programs, such as, global traveler safety, workplace safety and awareness, including active shooter training. The training team comprises former law enforcement, federal agencies, military personnel and corporate security experts that guide enterprises to manage risks by assessing threats, collecting and analyzing data, designing new security programs, and testing existing ones.
To elaborate the broad capabilities of SocoSIX’s services, Lisle cites a success story involving a global manufacturing company that required transportation and travel protection for its executive and regional leadership. The client had very little security infrastructure for its sizable transportation needs and found it arduous to manage multiple vendors. SocoSIX implemented customized executive protection, secure transport, and a foreign traveler security program that provided a convenient and economical security resource throughout the region. In addition, SocoSIX also provided the client with workplace violence assessments and HR support. “Since our initial protection engagement, the customer has evolved into leveraging four of our six core services,” affirms Lisle. “Today, with our comprehensive enterprise security risk management solution we help the client manage over 30 operations a month.”
As a firm believer in continual improvement and growth, SocoSIX is working on enhancing its solutions and services to help clients manage a broader risk spectrum. “We want to be our clients’ support system. That is our goal,” states Lisle. For the year ahead, the company intends to continue developing and strengthening lasting relationships with its partners, and implementing new technologies to support its customer. SocoSIX is also set to expand its geographical footprint with new operations across different parts of the world.