About this handbook
Security incident information management (SIIM) is the collection, reporting, recording, analysis, sharing and use of information (including data) linked to a security incident.
Security incident information management is a key part of an organisation’s broader security risk management, which aims to support organisational security in order to ultimately improve access to populations in need.
This blog was written by Adelicia Fairbanks, EISF Research Advisor.
The global debates currently surrounding humanitarian action and its future are being discussed widely in numerous fora and changes are already being felt in many parts of the world: from the localisation agenda to climate change; from counter-terrorism efforts to the growing perception that the world is increasingly more dangerous for aid workers. Humanitarian access is undoubtedly affected by all of these, offering aid workers new challenges to reach those most in need.
This guide aims to be a simple, easy-to-use security resource to help smaller NGOs demystify security risk management. By setting out the elements of a basic security risk management framework, this guide aims to support NGOs in translating their duty of care obligations into key processes and actions that will not only enhance their national and international staff security but also improve their organisation’s reputation and credibility. Although the guide is intended to be applicable to both national and international NGOs, some elements may be more relevant to one or the other.
This blog was written by Hélène Cardona, EISF Projects and Membership Officer.
On the 23rd and 24th of March, 76 people working on or interested in NGO security risk management met in Brussels for the EISF Forum. This included 50 EISF members representing 48 member organisations, guests, speakers and the EISF Secretariat. EISF has two forums each year for its members, and this was the biggest EISF has ever organised.
This op-ed was written by Gonzalo de Palacios. The opinions expressed in this op-ed belong to the author and do not reflect the opinions of the European Interagency Security Forum (EISF) or any employee thereof.
Traditionally, many NGOs have used security level systems to adapt their operations to the evolving context. Through the use of social, political, security or other types of indicators, security managers are able to increase or decrease the security level and act accordingly.