Personnel Security

Reduce the risks from people within your organisation by applying good personnel security practices.


Recruit the right person

Pre-employment checks are the foundation of good personnel security. They reduce the risk of a trusted person harming your organisation or business.

Set the right expectations

Set clear expectations about security. New employees, employees changing roles, and contractors, must understand your security policies and practices as soon as possible after joining your organisation.

Ensure their ongoing suitability

Effective pre-employment checks reduce the risk of threats to your people, information and assets. However, people and their circumstances can change.

Manage their departure

Managing people’s departure well protects your organisation’s security and reputation.

Managing contractors

Giving a contractor access to your information and assets comes with the same security risks as for permanent employees, and some extra risks. To protect your information and assets: use the same personnel security measures with contractors as you would with permanent employees consider extra measures to counter the security challenges that contractors can present.