Since 1990 we have been committed to helping clients understand the threats to their people, information, property and reputation. Our global team provides you with the expertise to mitigate and manage security risks so that you can effectively meet objectives and focus on opportunities.


We develop long-term, collaborative client partnerships, that put you in greater control. Our commitment to an immediate response when you need us offers certainty and peace of mind.


We are a global team that provides a local service. With extensive resources on the ground around the world, we understand your culture and speak your language.


We attract and develop the highest-calibre of specialists. Our team has wide experience of the evolving challenges faced by every industry sector around the world.


NYA is retained by one of the world’s two largest global ‘special risks’ and crisis management insurers. Through our insurance relationships we are one of the most active and expert security response consultancies in the world. Last year NYA advised on over 130 incidents, this active case load means our response consultants remain current on a wide range of incident types from all over the world.

Unlike other response consultancies our responders and consultants work alongside one another as one global team. In practice this means that everyone is aware of each crisis as it unfolds, how it is managed, resolved and most importantly the lessons learnt. NYA prevention consultants are able to use actual case experience to advise clients on how to mitigate their risks.

At the heart of everything we do, we are committed to our clients. We will go above and beyond to ensure we respond in a timely, professional, and approachable manner to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations. We aim to build long-term client relationships built on trust and satisfaction.

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NYA’s Response Team

We pride ourselves on the diversity of our team. The NYA Response team comprises 14 nationalities, based in 16 countries and speak 16 different languages including Spanish (13 consultants), French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Arabic and Farsi.

Over 12 months we carefully select and train our crisis response consultants from a variety of backgrounds including the military, law enforcement, intelligence agencies and commercial security sector.

You can be certain that the team we deploy to help you is of the highest quality and working to best practice standards.

NYA’s Prevention Consultants

Our Security Risk and Crisis Management consultants are highly experienced in the development of corporate security risk management solutions across varied and complex operating environments.

Our security risk and crisis management consulting methodology is founded on international standards, including ISO 31000:2009, Risk Management – Principles and guidelines; ISO 22320:2011, Societal security – Emergency management – Requirements for incident response; ISO 22301:2012, Business continuity Management Systems – Requirements and BS 11200:2014 Crisis management – Guidance and good practice.

Global Operations Centre

Our Global Operations Centre (GOC) is staffed full-time by a team of multilingual political and security risk analysts. All have at least a postgraduate degree in fields such as international relations and security studies, with regional expertise and in-depth knowledge of global security trends. 

The GOC underpins our crisis response and consulting services, providing the immediate point of contact for all crisis response calls. The team also produces a range of analytical products on specific regions and subjects of interest. Our analysts maintain several monitoring platforms, including DigitalTrace and MarTrack, as well as databases of global trends and risk ratings. 

The GOC is the focal point for GardaWorld’s end-to-end traveler assistance services. This includes threat assessments and incident monitoring, 24/7 personnel tracking, coordinated ground services and first-line response.

Our analysts derive their insight from their own considerable experience; our team has a wide-ranging set of backgrounds and nationalities. 


In 2018, NYA was acquired by GardaWorld, the largest privately owned security company in the world. NYA’s acquisition is part of GardaWorld’s growth plan, more specifically to further increase their stake in the global risk and crisis management consultancy sector. They now are one of the largest and most experienced crisis intervention teams in the world.

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Our clients range from small to medium sized enterprises up to FTSE 100, NGOs and High-Net-Worth Individuals.


We look for people who share our values and have the expertise and commitment to develop long-term, collaborative partnerships with clients. Teamwork is at the heart of NYA. We pool the expertise of the entire team, ensuring that our clients and employees benefit from our combined experience.

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