Our risk-threat mitigation services are based on extensive research into terrorism, security, natural disasters and non-emergency relates risks.  Risk-mitigation is one of the components within the Compete-Protect-Perform contextual framework.  This service focuses on developing a framework to help the organization identify and mitigate current threats and risks, while at the same time putting the structures in place that will ensure its adaptability to future conditions.


This service focuses on the executive team to ensure that it uses a sufficiently thorough threat and risk assessment and mitigation process to avoid suprise and paralysis, even after unexpected evetns such as the attacks on 9/11. The service also covers areas, which present natural conflicts of interests between government and business, thus ensuring that the customer's risks are fully developed and addressed.  In addition, executives are introduced to concepts related to direct and indirect risks, associated impacts and their role within the C-P-P framework.  

Unlike traditional risk and security management paradigms, the Protect framework extends to include major developments, which represent direct or indirect threats to the organization and management's winning vision. For example, the emergence of China as a major international player represents a potential threat/challenge at various levels, militarily, economically and diplomatically, among others. Risks associated with these fators and the effects of Sino-American relations on issues like Taiwan are important contextual parameters. Depending on the organization, their scope of activities and operational contexts, threat assessments and integrated risk profiles will look at a range of areas, including:

  • Direct and indirect risks and their implications for planning and finance,
  • Threat and risk implications in the financing major initiatives,
  • New risk-threat assessment considerations for operating under the threat of terrorism,
  • Cultural components of personnel security and security background checks,
  • Ramifications of complying with security background checks.
  • Globalization and the entry of new players into the interational markets,
  • The implications of off-shoring as a primary competitive strategy,
  • Integrating security into an existing Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) program.

The Integrated Risk Profile or IRB is the primary tool at the executive level for the development of a full threat-risk picture. The IRB focuses on those events, developments and other factors that threaten the organization in general and management's competitive vision in particular. Thus, it extends well beyond the protection of facilities, equipment and information to consider factors that present direct and indirect such as the impact of natural disasters, conflicts, economic trends and international relations on the organization's ability to meet stated objectives.


Our services include awareness training for executives in topics such as Understanding integrated risk profiles for financial officers. Some aspects of the terrorism and security awareness training is available on a case-by-case basis and must be cleared with SDS before a commitment can be made to deliver it.  Please contact our company to make arrangement for a phone consultation.

Who is SDS and why is it the one to implement C-P-P?

SDS and AC Macris Consultants developed the C-P-P contextual framework over the course of three years, building on a combined four decades of engineering, information technology and management consulting experience. Both organizations had used its principles, methods and practices throughout their history, but had not combined them into a contextually defined, integrated approach.

Our experiences developing and applying C-P-P since 9/11 and continuing research essentially assure that our clients that they will have access to the latest information and the best advise in positioning their performance ahead of their competitors. Please contact us for additional information. We are eager to answer your questions and jointly determining how you and your organization can benefit from C-P-P.

An distinct advantage of our services is the TUD method of ensuring maximum returns as quickly as reasonably achievable. This method, which is described below and elsewhere on this web site, reflects our focus on and commitment to deliver real world, practical and measurable value to our clients.

Please visit the publishing and research pages for more information on our on-going work on C-P-P and issues related to competiton and homeland defense.

Delivering Value, Faster!
Since 1989, SDS has been researching methods for delivering solutions faster and with greater quality. Our research involved a variety of tools and strategies, which initially focused on rapid development of software and databases. Over the past five years, the research coallesed around a philosophy and approach that extended beyond IT and software to expert services and management consulting. Working with AC Macris Consultants, the philosophy and approach were stardized under what we refer to as the Thorough and Urgent Delivery (TUD) method. TUD delivers accelerated ROI realization through a variety of means, including:

  1. Ensuring that benefits accrue from the earliest possible point in the engagement process,
  2. Leveraging prototyping and early deployment to validate requirements and expectations,
  3. Employing highly productive tools in areas related to information technology and performance metrics delivery,
  4. Reducing costs and the ensuring effective communications between the client and SDS teams.

In practice, TUD can deliver almost immediate returns by contributing to more effective decision making, analysis and implementation.

Thinking that your organization is performing, claiming and believing it is one thing, knowing it is something entirely different.  Threat identification and risk metrics are the key components of the C-P-P contextual framework and borrow from that framework its underlying approach.  This service focuses on the organization’s ability to detect threats and identify risks, how risk and risk factors can be measured and, most importantly, what those measures say at any point in time.

In addition to measuring risk, the Risk related metrics can be used to measure the mitigating effects of policies, initiatives and activities. Thus, they can be used to determine returns on investments based on costs and before-after estimations of risks. The lower a risk profile is lowered based on a given investment, the higher the ROI will be for that investment.

As with the other C-P-P components, the client is front and center in defining the role of performance metrics in the various contexts applicable to the organization.  Our role is to work with the leadership team to bring this important component within a framework that reflects the new operating environment in which all high performance organizations are operating.