Security teams around the world have a job to be done: Safeguard their organisation’s assets, people and visitors. Therefore, they need assurance their security measures are operational and, they need to know about threats to their organisation. SIRV’s threat, incident and event reports satisfy these needs.
Founded in 2012, SIRV is a specialist team based in London and Johannesburg. Our backgrounds include political, computer and data science.
SIRV stands for Systematic Intelligent Risk Valuation. Thank heavens for acronyms!
In 2012 brothers Phil and Andy began building SIRV.
Andy was the design champion and Phil only cared for function. Andy would claim he and Phil were like two members of a rock band. They would fight for days but eventually make amazing music (software). However, Phil liked to think Andy was plain wrong.
By 2015 they finished arguing and SIRV was born. It has grown organically ever since.
Users include half the UK’s top outsourced security companies and in-house security teams. Since 2016 SIRV has either won or been shortlisted for innovation awards.
About us founders
Phil is a keen ultra runner and triathlete. However, since the birth of his first child he admits he has less time for these pursuits.
He has a degree in chemistry and computer science, along with a PhD in computational chemistry. Although he conducted post doctoral research he eventually moved into industry.
Between 2004 and 2010 Andy held managerial, financial and sales director roles in the UK’s biggest security company. Before this he was an operational and financial analyst working across retail (Harrods), energy (Shell/Bechtel) and media (NewsCorp).
Andy is super interested in persuasion through the spoken word. Therefore, he guest lecturers on the topic at various universities: London Business School, City University, University College London. He is also the Behavioural Economist in Residence at London College of Fashion.
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