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Threat Awareness Training

Is your company meeting its CTPAT obligation by offering training to assist employees in maintaining cargo integrity, recognizing internal conspiracies, and protecting access controls?*

Does your company have a threat awareness program to recognize and foster awareness of the threat posed by terrorists at each point of the supply chain?*

Is your company’s threat awareness training well documented with the
date of training and the employees’ names?*

Can your company’s threat awareness program adapt when risk evolves?*

*U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) minimum security criteria for CTPAT. 

Prior to being certified as a CTPAT member, as well as during the validation phase and subsequent revalidation phases, the assigned SCSS (Supply Chain Security Specialist) will check to ensure that your firm has a threat-awareness program in place.

To eliminate the burden of establishing and maintaining such a program, Norman Jaspan Associates, Inc. provides its clients with an on-line CTPAT Threat Awareness program to educate all employees about CTPAT, with new quarterly CTPAT related topics

During the validation phase and subsequent revalidation phases, the SCSS will visit your company facility as well as that of your foreign supply chain providers (foreign suppliers, consolidators, trucking companies) in order to verify there are written procedures which meet the minimum security requirements and which are being implemented. One of the written procedures that they always request evidence of is The Threat Awareness Training Program for both your firm and your business supply chain providers.

The key to a successful validation visit is documentation.  NJA has designed our on-line program to automatically generate an email to the persons of your choosing, whenever one of your employees completes a CTPAT training module.  This email will contain such information as the employee’s name, title, department, employee ID number and work location. This e-mail will contain the results of the multiple choice/true false test completed by the employee. The test confirms that the employee read the training module as well as demonstrates their knowledge of the material.

Some of the topics include:

  1. What is CTPAT
  2. Recognize Internal Conspiracies
  3. IT Security
  4. Container and Seal Integrity
  5. Risk Assessment
  6. Access Control
  7. Written Procedures
  8. Security Awareness
  9. Employee Fraud
  10. Shipping & Receiving document review
  11. Protect Access Controls
  12. Address a Security Breach
  13. Maintain Cargo Integrity
  14. Truck Procedures

In a validation report prepared by the CBP validation team, the SCSS stated that his assigned company displayed a number of Best Practices (written procedures that demonstrates compliance with Tier 3 CTPAT status). One of the Best Practices is as follows: Security Awareness Training is provided to employees every four months via Norman Jaspan Associates, Inc.’s website.

Please contact NJA so that we can set up and assist your staff to implement the Threat Awareness Program for both your company and your business supply chain provider (foreign or domestic).