Hardening The Target with CLD Fencing

May 28, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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What is target hardening?

Target hardening involves protecting the internal and external infrastructure of an organization. Target hardening measures are the different techniques they use to accomplish this. The target hardening definition can be a little confusing for some, especially if they do not work in the security or law enforcement field, but it’s really just protecting the environment around you whether internally using a computer, or externally by putting in equipment or locks to protect your structures like a CLD fencing gate or CLD screen fence.

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Hardening The Target: Biological Attacks

May 19, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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Biological attacks are increasing in frequency. Making sure your organization is prepared and ready to ward off any threats is key. This means taking target hardening as a serious component of your critical infrastructure protection. Many organizations use guard booths, ballistic-rated enclosures, mobile ballistic-rated enclosures, elevated mobile ballistic-rated enclosures, environmental enclosures, and tower elevated-ballistic rated enclosures. Environmental enclosures are designed to protect individuals and structures from the elements and encourage social proximity standards.

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Kontek Industries Working With General Contractors On Critical Infrastructure

Apr 19, 2021 8:45:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Target Hardening, General Contractors

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When working with critical infrastructure, general contractors need the expertise of a team that understands the nuances of critical infrastructure protection. That means understanding risk management, target hardening, and other crucial areas that may be affected throughout the project.

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6 Benefits of USA Made In House Manufacturing Process

Apr 16, 2021 8:45:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Custom Fabrication

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In-house manufacturing in America has been discussed at length over the past several decades, yet the conversation doesn't always move the needle in the right direction. The real benefits of manufacturing business can sometimes get lost in the shuffle as people focus more on the bottom line than the path that's taken to get there. This is just one of the reasons why you may need to reminded of the real value of buying within the country. See why this process is so important, particularly when it comes to critical infrastructure. 

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Target Hardening for Counter Terrorism

Mar 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Counter Terrorism, Target Hardening

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What is target hardening?

Target hardening involves protecting the internal and external infrastructure of an organization. Target hardening measures are the different techniques they used to accomplish this. The target hardening definition can be a little confusing for some, especially if they do not work in the security or law enforcement field, but it’s really just protecting the environment around you whether internally using a computer, or externally by putting in equipment or locks to protect your structures.

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Target Hardening 101: The Threat and Vulnerability Assessment

Mar 12, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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Target hardening is one of the best ways to protect property and life. It helps make structures safer and prevents infiltration from outsiders. Target hardening examples can be complex or simple. From adding specialty locks and alarm systems to signs or high shrubbery, these different techniques are all designed to create a line of defense that a potential thief or criminal will encounter at first glance. The more of a challenge a criminal sees, the faster they will think twice and choose another target.

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Target Hardening for Vehicular Assault

Feb 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Target Hardening

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Target hardening isn’t just for buildings. While most people only consider structural target hardening, there are instances where vehicles must be hardened to protect the passengers and drivers. These vehicles are critical in getting the people and items being transported to its intended destination. Target hardening is well known among law enforcement and the military as they work with threats and risk factors on a daily basis. For others, they may not realize certain structures or vehicles that are outfitted with specialty items are a form of target hardening.

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Target Hardening Examples: Guard Booths

Feb 12, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Guard Booth, Target Hardening

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When considering target hardening for guard booths, it helps to start from the beginning. What is target hardening? Target hardening is a term used within the military and law enforcement fields. It basically means making targets more difficult to remove or damage. Target hardening techniques make breaking in a challenge for those who have ill intentions.

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Target Hardening For Law Enforcement Agencies

Jan 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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When preparing safety and security protocols for law enforcement agencies, it’s always best to begin with scenarios that could possibly take place. One of the best ways to do this is by reviewing lessons from the 1960s and 1970s and coupling them with more recent years to have realistic target hardening examples in which to start developing the plan.

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What Are NERC CIP Standards?

Dec 30, 2020 8:15:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Counter Terrorism

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The National Electric Reliability Council (NERC) is a watchdog organization created to keep the public safe. Because the electrical system of a power plant can easily affect a much larger grid, NERC is there to ensure that everyday citizens can keep the lights on. Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) is just a part of what they do, but it's one of the most important components because it establishes the baseline of what safety should look like. The standards for NERC are based on what is rather than how it is. Said a different way, the council is less interested in the process as they are the results. If critical infrastructure is damaged or otherwise compromised, it's likely a sign that protocol isn't being followed. So if you're asking 'what is NERC', We'll look at how everything works and what it means for property owners. 

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