Harden Against Attack

All organizations face some degree of physical threat, whether from crime, natural disasters, technological incidents, or human error. A physical risk assessment can help determine the right level of training, technology and the right processes to mitigate these risks.

Security Risk Assessment Services

Whether you are interested in an All Hazards, global Risk Assessment approach or laser focused on Active Shooter Threat and Vulnerability, Bay Area Risk has the expertise and scalability to address your organization’s needs. On-site, all Hazard Assessments are analyzed and written by ASIS certified Security Professionals.

Who are we?

Bay Area Risk Founder Marianne Alvarez, is a co-founder of the ALICE Training Institute (alicetraining.com) and has developed a Security Risk Assessment program that specializes in Violent Intruder Threat. Her years of experience in the Active Shooter Response sector have resulted in an assessment program with unique strengths to meet today’s biggest concern. The Bay Area Risk Assessment National Team offers a depth of knowledge and experience with specialized capabilities in Active Shooter preparedness, response and resilience, Executive Protection and Security Systems Integration. 


On-Site Active Shooter Training & Vulnerability Site Survey

All-hazards Risk Assessment at Your Site

Automated Risk Tools to Perform Self-Assessments

Safeguard your Assets

On-Site Full All-Hazards Risk Assessment and Report.  Learn More

On-Site Active Shooter Vulnerability Site Survey.  Take Me There

Automated Risk Tools to Perform Self-Assessments.  More Details

Duty to Protect

California Supreme Court has determined public colleges in the state must warn and shield their students from potential violent acts. Experts say the ruling could have nationwide implications.

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Tennessee Governor Orders First-Ever School Safety Review

An assessment of the approximate 1,700 public schools was recommended by a school safety working group established by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam earlier this month.

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YouTube Shooting Puts a Focus on Workplace Security

The laid-back companies of Silicon Valley are known for corporate headquarters that resemble universities, where employees mingle with tourists taking selfies and collaborations take shape out on the quad.

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Workplace Violence: the forgotten insider threat

Posted: October 12, 2018 by
Last updated: October 11, 2018 

Organizations are no stranger to insider threats. In fact, for those who have been around long before the Internet, workplace violence, (alongside spying) is a problem many businesses have seen before and sought to address.

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 "Working with Bay Area Risk was a great experience from start to finish. From establishing initial goals for the program to a thorough site visit, Marianne and Joe provided invaluable assistance. We feel much more prepared for an emergency in our building and look forward to future educational opportunities with Bay Area Risk. "

– Columbia Property Trust 

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Bay Area Risk Local Contact

(408) 210-4126


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