Hardening The Target: What Is It And How Does Kontek Industries Help

Jul 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Counter Terrorism, Target Hardening

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When you’re protecting your buildings, the first line of defense is detracting intruders. That means enhancing the security of your building, hence hardening the target, to help prevent attacks and deter penetration of your defenses. This could be from the external view of the property to the internal infrastructure.

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CLD Fencing: Kontek's Security Fencing Solution

Jul 10, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Custom Fabrication

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Kontek offers a myriad of CLD fencing products to help you secure your residential or commercial property, preventing entrance from criminals and other threats and improving sense of security for those you're tasked with protecting. The most effective security plans consist of multiple layers of protection, starting with a high-quality, intentional security fence and Kontek Industries in partnership with CLD fencing provides the widest range of options to meet the unique needs of your household or your organization.

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Prison Infrastructure Protection

Jul 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Target Hardening

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The critical infrastructure definition is an industry or organization whose incapacitation would put the general population at significant risk. While all critical infrastructures must take measures to prevent security breaches that put the public at risk, prisons face unique challenges in that they have not only an obligation to keep the public out of their facilities, but also a moral and ethical obligation to keep prisoners in their facilities. Security measures must be intentional and highly effective in order to prevent substantial threat to the life, health, or wellness of the public. This post discusses critical infrastructure protection plans for prisons and a wide range of solutions that, when used together, can be highly effective in achieving maximum security.

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Critical Infrastructure Security Standards

Jun 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Counter Terrorism, Custom Fabrication

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Because a security breach could pose substantial risk to the health and welfare of thousands of American citizens, those who work in critical infrastructure industries have a duty and moral obligation to keep their staff, visitors, and tenants safe. The term critical infrastructure security refers to the plans and measures in place to secure your organization and mitigate risk of successful attack on your physical or cyber systems. For nearly every industry, this includes counter-terrorism measures to better protect your building, prepare to respond, and recover quickly.

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What Are The Critical Infrastructure Sectors?

Jun 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Custom Fabrication

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Critical infrastructure sectors are defined by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as, "the physical and cyber systems and assets that are so vital to the United States that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on our physical or economic security or public health or safety." The sectors that fit this classification per the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency include the chemical, commercial facilities, communications, critical manufacturing, dams, defense industrial base, emergency services, energy, financial services, food and agriculture, government facilities, healthcare and public health, information technology, nuclear reactors/materials/waste, transportation systems, water and wastewater systems sectors.

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How Safe is My Facility: Threat and Vulnerability Assessment

Apr 7, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Threat Assessment

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Facilities managers face a variety of threats on a daily basis. Accidents, natural disasters and intentional acts meant to cause harm all can result in unexpected damage and injuries to employees, contractors and visitors to both private and public sites.

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Courtroom Security Procedures: Tips To Keep Everyone Safe

Mar 31, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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When it comes to courtroom security, having the best protocols in place ensures the safety of everyone in the room. Having the right people in place who understand how to navigate in emergency situations is key. It all starts with the foundation and layout to provide access when needed and restrict others to avoid compromising situations. It all amounts to timing and training – when the right people, furniture and technology are in place, the risk is lessened. The amount of people going in and out of courtrooms each day continuously grows, as does the need for enhanced security protocols to meet the need of new technology that may render weapons undetectable. As technology grows, so does the intent to harm others from individuals who make it their business to skirt the law.

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Vehicle Bollards and Target Hardening

Feb 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Mike DonDiego posted in Critical Infrastructure, Custom Fabrication, Target Hardening

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A variety of environments call for strong protection against unauthorized vehicles, which could do major damage and threaten lives if allowed to penetrate vulnerable spaces. Vehicle bollards mitigate this risk by providing a barrier that is decidedly difficult to overcome. These valuable security features can take many forms; removable and retractable security bollards are increasingly common, but decorative security bollards can also be found in many settings.

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What Is Target Hardening And What Does It Mean?

Jan 24, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Counter Terrorism, Threat Assessment

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Target hardening is a term used by law enforcement and military. Target hardening is enhancing the security of a building or facility by deterring and delaying threats from penetrating your defenses.

The idea is to transform the structure to make it look more difficult or unattractive to target. When it comes down to it, there are no buildings that are entirely secure from attack, but there are ways to increase security once you understand how the process works.

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GSA Official Contract Holder for Kontek Industries Ballistic Products

Oct 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Mike DonDiego posted in Insider, Critical Infrastructure

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