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Vulnerability Assessment

Take Advantage of Expert Knowledge to Minimize Security Threats

What Is a Vulnerability Assessment?

Our Vulnerability Assessment is a procedure that defines, identifies, and classifies specific weaknesses in your organization and infrastructure. Our Vulnerability Assessment can forecast the effectiveness of proposed countermeasures and once implemented, test their actual effectiveness. Once you have identified vulnerabilities and tested different solutions, you can feel empowered to manage emergency situations if and when they arise.

In summary, a Vulnerability Assessment with National VIPS can:

  • Evaluate your risk
  • Help prevent incidents
  • Reduce liability
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Key Vulnerabilities to Assess

You may think that your organization is relatively well-prepared for unexpected violence or intruders, and you might be right. However, it never hurts to have experts from law enforcement, security, and emergency management assess your organization inside and out. This way, you can feel safe and confident in your ability to minimize security risks and go about your daily schedule with peace of mind. 

Here are a few of the key vulnerabilities that we assess:

Active Shooter

An active shooter is one of the most dangerous risks to any business or organization. In a matter of seconds, you could have a high-risk situation that could potentially lead to casualties. To greatly reduce this risk, we examine how well your processes align with existing emergency preparedness procedures to help prevent and deter active shooters. We also help you identify potential warning signs and red flags in advance.

Violent Intruder

A violent intruder could be anyone trying to harm a staff member, a visitor, customer, client, or anyone else, by any means. Whether armed or unarmed, violent intruders can be difficult to anticipate, as they could appear during regular business hours or during “off” hours when fewer staff members are around. In either case, our assessment can see if your facility is well secured against a violent intruder or active shooter.

Workplace Violence

Workplace violence can occur due to a wide range of factors. From disgruntled employees to frustrated clients, a workplace can turn hostile when tempers flare. For this reason, we assess the risk of violent scenarios in your specific workplace.


Lastly, security encompasses the overall ability of your organization to keep your staff and property safe. This could include security cameras, guards, lockdown areas, exits, emergency communication, plans of action, and a variety of other features and solutions to help protect your organization. Simply installing a lock on your front door is usually not enough to deter intruders or minimize the risk of violence. With our Vulnerability Assessment, we can find weaknesses in your existing security plans and systems and offer enhanced solutions to fit your organization’s unique needs.

Why Organizations Trust National VIPS (vs Competitors)

National VIPS brings industry experts and decades of relevant experience directly to your doorstep. We don’t just roll out a generic training course and leave you to figure things out on your own. Instead, we really get to know your business by speaking with your leadership team and your employees. Additionally, we conduct our comprehensive Vulnerability Assessment to see exactly how, where, and when a potential security threat could occur. Once we know your organization thoroughly, we develop a training presentation to help your organization stay one step ahead of any potential security risks going forward.

How Our Vulnerability Assessments Work:

Ultimately, National VIPS aims to provide you with the tools you need to enhance physical security and systems within your organization. This all starts with a simple phone call. By reaching out to us, you can discuss your specific needs and get a free quote for our services. If you decide to proceed with our services, we will schedule a time to come to your location and provide a complete Vulnerability Assessment.

While this step of the process typically takes a few hours, it can vary based on the size of your company, the number of employees, as well as the number of potential vulnerabilities that we encounter along the way. We can determine what kind of help your organization needs to become better protected against potential threats.

Finally, we share the information developed during the assessment with a designee from your organization, detailing potential vulnerabilities and reasonable hazard mitigation measures.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If you have training and experience in conducting vulnerability assessments, then you likely have a lot of the essential tools to assess your organization’s risk level and vulnerabilities. However, when dealing with an organization that you own or manage, there will always be blind spots. This is why it is better to bring in objective, highly-trained teams to assess your organization on your behalf and provide a thorough analysis.
  • Yes, there are many different types of vulnerability assessments. Depending on the type of organization you manage, you may need more than one to ensure the security of your staff and data. For example, a cybersecurity assessment can help prevent data leaks or attacks from hackers, while a physical vulnerability assessment can prevent more direct attacks from violent intruders. Our assessment of your facility will focus specifically on the exposure, risk and mitigation measures that your organization has to a violent intruder or active shooter attack.
  • National VIPS will talk to designated members of your team and staff, asking pertinent questions related to organizational operations. Then, we conduct a comprehensive inspection of your facility from the perspective of exposure to an active shooter attack. Finally, we provide a verbal review of the assessment findings, as well as potential vulnerability mitigation measures.