Technical

ARMET Technical Information

Knowing your risks is vital to managing your risks and responding to them, and ARMET uses modern technology to gather your risk analysis data from both a natural and manmade risk perspective. ARMET provides an easy-to-use database system to conduct, store, modify, and analyze security and safety risk assessments.

By combining Natural, Unintentional and Intentional hazards in one automated Risk Management tool, ARMET provides a centralized depository for your risk data, provides easy access to the information, and creates tailored reports to meet your management’s needs.

ARMET can capture data from the Risk Assessment Process IAW IEC/ISO 31010, including:

  • Risk Identification
  • Consequences analysis
  • Qualitative and semi-quantitative risk analysis
  • Effectiveness evaluation of any existing controls
  • A means to estimate the level of risk
  • A structure for Risk evaluation

 ARMET:

  • Is a database that creates, stores, edits, and compares risks.
  • Is a compilation of expert knowledge and years of risk management consulting services
  • Provides a step-by-step data entry process
  • Contains customizable features specific to your industry
  • Offers standardized calculations to determine Security and Safety risk values

Defining surety (safety and security) in a risk model as taking responsibility for all hazardous acts and evaluating their importance in a relative risk model, we believe that:

  • Safety consists of exercising basic and advanced rules of safety to stay safe and not to be harmed; free from infliction

AND

  • Security is having a feeling of safety that results from taking all precautions to keep something safe

Risk involves 3 types of hazards, and ARMET defines them as:

  • Natural Hazards – Weather, Climate, Seismologic and types of natural reoccurring risks
  • Unintentional Hazards – Corrosion, Degradation, Stress, Life Expectancy, Accidents
  • Intentional Hazards – Criminal, Insider, Cyber, Vandalism, Terrorist, and Accidental

ARMET can become a critical tool in assisting you in designing and implementing your risk management program by:

  1. Capturing key data points in current and future risk assessments.
  2. Providing an archive of historical data to provide a perspective of risk using past data comparison with current data.
  3. Simulating the impact that recommendations may have on current risk
  4. Helping with prioritization of recommendations for Budget / Fiscal Forecasting
  5. Helping track time and schedules in support of your risk Management program.
  6. Helping provide validation of implemented enhancement intended to reduce risk.
  7. Providing a management tool to help with maintenance forecasting
  8. Providing a basis to support a cost benefit analysis
  9. Ensuring compliance with federally mandated requirements on risk management

ARMET provides the ability to link all hazard-related risks back to your assets through a database management architecture that uses these common data fields:

Asset –> Component (Activity) –> Failure Mode

Please Note:

  • Assets may be tangible or intangible
  • A component or activity is a sub-element of an asset
  • Failure Mode can be defined as any man-made or natural event that impacts the organization

Intentional Hazards Assessment

Through the All Hazards Risk Equation, ARMET uses familiar risk-analysis equations in the program:

Armet uses a modification of a methodology developed by Security Management Solutions, LLC for a federal government agency that utilizes:

  • Quantified Risk equations to determine security risk
  • Standardized tables for Consequence, Vulnerability, Likelihood, Threat, and Surety (Safety/Security) Effectiveness valuations
  • Modified capability for any of the equations table categorizations to meet your organization’s needs
  • A numerical score that is normalized to an output score set to a scale of .000 to 1.00 (0% to 100% Risk).

Natural and Unintentional Hazards

ARMET’s safety assessment process was modeled on the Risk Informed Decision Making (RIDM) process developed by the US Bureau of Reclamation, the US Army Corp of Engineers, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

 ARMET provides a means to capture natural and aging hazards for a safety analysis, including:

  • Failure Mode and Cause
  • Consequences on a scale of 1-4
  • Consequence values for High, Moderate, and Low probability events
  • Likelihood Categories on a scale of 1-3
  • Risk Matrix (4×4) of Consequences and likelihood

ARMET can capture RIDM output process for either Qualitative or Semi-Quantitative aspects:

  • Adding scale to Consequences – ‘Level 0’ to ‘Level 4’
  • Adding scale to Likelihood – ‘Remote’ to ‘Very High’
  • Adding confidence factors to Consequences and Likelihood – ‘Low’ to ‘High’
  • Expanding risk matrix to 5×5
  • Store Consequence and Likelihood values if available
  • Create new reports to capture data and show Qualitative f-N charts

Using ARMET for natural and aging risks allows you to:

  • Store your risk data in one place
  • Use qualitative, but standardized, risk and confidence measures
  • Provide you the reports you need to make your safety program decisions

ARMET can manage Your Data by:

  • Importing Data
  • Extracting data from previous assessments of your Assets
  • Using your data to drive your own Data Collection process

In Addition, we can…

  • Train your personnel to conduct the assessments necessary to create the data to be stored and captured in the ARMET™ tool.
  • Conduct security and safety risk assessments to provide you with the initial data to get your organization up and running with the ARMET™ program.
  • Host and maintain your data, giving you access to your information whenever and wherever you need it.
  • For more information on these services, call us directly at 717-303-2099 or email us at info@securitymgtsolutions.com

Hardware Requirements:

To install ARMET on a local workstation, your system must meet these minimum requirements:

 Operating System:

  • Windows 7 Professional (32 or 64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 Professional (32 or 64 bit)

Processor:

  • 2.0 GHz dual core Pentium or AMD processor 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

System Memory:

  • 2 GB of RAM (32-bit) or 2.5 GB RAM (64-bit)

Available Hard Disk:

  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space for stand-alone installation (includes SQL Server Express and Crystal Reports run-time)

Graphics:

  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
  • Monitor supporting at least 1024×768 resolution and 32 bit True Color

Third Party Software:

  • Microsoft .NET 4.0 and 4.5 Frameworks
    • Commonly installed by default on Windows 7 and 8.1. If it isn’t installed, it can be installed through Windows Update.
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express
      • Bundled with the ARMET installation. The installer will create a new instance called “ARMETSql” during the installation process.
    • SAP Crystal Reports Runtime Engine for .NET
      • Bundled with the ARMET installation package.

Miscellaneous:

  • The user performing the installation must be a system or domain administrator. It is also recommended that the ARMET user be a local administrator on their workstation.
  • These installation and setup instructions assume the workstation does not have ARMET currently installed.
  • This installation package will not upgrade previous versions of ARMET.
  • If you already have a local installation for ARMET or have a SQL Server Instances called “ARMETSql” from a previous installation attempt, please contact SMS for support options prior to attempting to install this version of ARMET.

Technical Support:

  • Installation and Patching support are included with your purchase
  • Multiple support options are available. To get answers to your questions on these options call us directly at 717-303-2099.
  • Free technical support calls (business hours) for the first 30 days of purchase of your software