Protective security encompasses all three disciplines of physical (PHYSEC), personnel (PERSEC) and information security (INFOSEC).

In a similar way to health and safety best practices, protective security works on a risk-based approach to the threats/hazards faced. Our approach is designed to encourage a holistic security-minded culture that can be embedded in an organisation’s policies and plans and contribute to improved security governance.


Protective Security Threat Assessment

The starting point for a risk- based approach to protective security. The threat assessment informs decision making and risk management and enables proportionate mitigation. It provides a credible assessment of the reasonably predictable security threats facing the agency


Protective Security Risk Assessment

A protective security risk assessment can be either an overarching risk assessment across an organisation's assets, based on the threats faced, that allows prioritisation of those risks or a focus in more detail on each area of concern


Protective Security Investigation

A formal inquiry into a breach or compromise to ascertain the facts as to how and why the event occurred and recommend how improvements can be implemented to improve resilience against the risk of future adverse security events


Protective Security Advisory Visit

A security advisory visit is often initiated for the provision of security assistance and advice such as an identified or perceived security issue; location(s) specific risk assessment; or the implementation of recommendations following a risk assessment or investigation


ICARAS can also meet a variety of your security training needs. The team has conducted training for staff in key security roles as well as general security awareness for teams. The range of training is tailored to meet the requirements of the client and incorporates the organisation's own security policies and procedures into the training.


Intelligence training

Training to level 3 National Certificate in Intelligence

Assessment to the level 3 certificate

Intelligence team development and continuity training

A2 Sec Awareness Trg

Security Awareness training

Developing a more security aware culture

Situational awareness of individuals

Conflict resolution or de-escalation

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Protective Security Requirements (PSR)

Implementing a protective security framework

Understanding an organisation's responsibilities under PSR

Understanding for service providers of security related contracts to Government agencies


ICARAS relies on an intelligence-led, risk-informed approach to prevention and preparedness. This ensures more secure and resilient infrastructure across any man-made threats, whether accidental or intentional. This aligns with ISO 31000:2009 - Risk Management Principles and Guidelines around defining risk as a combination of likelihood and consequence. It also references HB167:2006 Security Risk Management Handbook as a guide to managing security risk in the context of threat, vulnerability and criticality.

ICARAS has advised across all the critical national infrastructure (CNI) sectors in New Zealand. These encompass the country’s assets that are essential for the functioning of a society and economy.

B1 Comms


Telecommunications and data centres

B2 Energy


Power generation, transmission and distribution

B3 Social Infra

Social Infrastructure

Government Facilities, Healthcare and Education

B4 Water


Water, wastewater and stormwater

B5 Tpt Systems

Transport Systems

Road, rail and air


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