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What is Critical Infrastructure Security?

Mar 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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What is Critical Infrastructure Security?

The term critical infrastructure security refers to how we guard our nation's most important physical and cyber systems. If these systems were destroyed, they would have a serious effect on our physical or economic safety. This could mean anything from a public health crisis to a total collapse of the stock market. Whether you own a nuclear power plant, a religious institution, or a major shopping destination, you have a duty to visitors and tenants to keep them safe. The moment we skimp on this type of security is the moment we make ourselves vulnerable to countless threats. Understanding the best tactics starts with understanding the ins and outs of the structure you're trying to protect. We'll look at how critical infrastructure works in the real world and how it can apply to you. 

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Keys to Municipal Building Security

Mar 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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When developing security plans, there are three levels of protection to be addressed. The inner and outer perimeters, and the interior. This involves creating a viable plan to control intruders attempting to enter the property on foot or by vehicle; the doors, windows and walls; and the inside of the building. This can be accomplished by having security cameras, an alarm system, and strong locks and keys. Utilizing the concepts of territorial reinforcement and natural access control as part of your building security measures will assist in developing a security strategy that works.

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What is Target Hardening?

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 that can apply to any building. 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. While each building will provide its own set of challenges, target hardening considers everything from the natural landscape to the number of employees before developing ways to counteract terrorism. Whether your building has received direct threats or you're just looking into how to improve your security, this could very well be the answer you're looking for. We'll look more at how target hardening serves as a way to both prevent attacks and mitigate the damage if they do occur. 

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What is a Threat and Vulnerability Assessment?

Nov 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment

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With so many things happening around the globe, it’s important to have a good threat and vulnerability management policy in place for your business. That begins with a threat and vulnerability assessment. This entails a team of experts coming to your organization to inspect, review and make a determination on how safe things are. It includes a detailed report on the current layout, how well it functions, any existing processes, countermeasures and vulnerabilities. The threat assessment concludes with cost effective recommendations and solutions that can strengthen current procedures and infrastructure.

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