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NYA - A GardaWorld Company

NYA, a GardaWorld company, is a global risk and crisis management consultancy. Since 1990 we have helped organisations to maximise opportunities and operate successfully in complex environments around the world. We help our clients to understand the threats and vulnerabilities to their people, assets and international operations, improve their resilience and effectively mitigate and manage a wide range of security-related problems and crises. 

134 response cases in 2018

Leading response consultancy since 1990 

NYA has one of the largest crisis response teams in the industry, with experience of advising on over 125 incidents each year. These include traditional security problems – such as kidnap for ransom, cyber- attacks, extortion, malicious threats, illegal detention, emergency political evacuation, terrorism, and workplace violence – as well as broader issues affecting our clients’ brands and reputations. NYA is retained by some of the world’s largest global ‘special risks’ and crisis management insurers. 

Our reputation for excellence, integrity, and utmost confidentiality, combined with our service-oriented approach, makes NYA the trusted advisor to clients around the world – from private individuals and families to multinational corporations, governments and non- government organizations.

As a GardaWorld company, our combined resources and expertise allow the delivery of best practice risk and crisis management solutions across the globe.

Why organizations choose us

One-stop solution

NYA is the only consulting and response company able to offer a global end-to-end service by leveraging GardaWorld’s international presence. Our consulting and response teams provide organizations with advice and support at the strategic level. Through our global footprint, across 5 continents, we also provide on-the-ground tactical and practical support, be that a guard force at a mining site or a full-scale evacuation. Our unrivalled global resources ensure you are dealing with one trusted provider, from start to finish.

Multi-skilled and experienced team

Our consultants and responders are experts in their fields. We carefully recruit and train our consultants from a diverse range of backgrounds such as military, law enforcement, intelligence, academia, commercial security, public relations and emergency services. Our selection criteria and ongoing professional development programs ensure you can be certain that the team we provide is of the highest caliber.

Trusted by the world’s leading special risks insurers

NYA has been selected by the world’s leading insurance markets to support clients with complex, sensitive issues and projects. Our long-standing, established partnerships allow us to support different clients, in different geographies, across the full range of special risks currently offered to the marketplace.

We have handled over 2000 cases since 1990, with more than 125 cases annually. This positions our crisis response team as one of the most experienced in the industry. The large number of cases we deal with allow us to regularly revise, refresh and develop sound crisis response practices which are calibrated against the challenges of our modern world.

One Team Approach

Unlike other security risk and crisis management consultancies, our consultants work closely with our crisis responders as one global team. NYA’s consulting team applies the knowledge, gained through our exposure to response cases, and industry best practice to help our clients anticipate and prepare for the latest threats to their organization.


GardaWorld is the world’s largest privately-owned security services company, offering cash services, physical and specialised security solutions and, with the Crisis24 portal, the dissemination of vetted information related to international security. A partner of choice for over 22,000 private companies, governments, humanitarian organisations, and multinationals with personnel all over the world, GardaWorld employs more than 90,000 highly skilled, dedicated professionals who serve a diverse clientele in North America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. GardaWorld has offices in 45 countries and is growing rapidly with plans for continued expansion; recent acquisitions include ourselves and KK Security.