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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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 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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Target Hardening For Government Facilities

Jan 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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Government facilities can be far more vulnerable than people might realize, an unfortunate fact when you consider the ramifications of a successful attack or severe natural disaster. Target hardening is the process of examining those vulnerabilities in detail. From there, you can design solutions that will prevent damage before it has the chance to threaten the people, the structure, or the grounds of the government facility. 

Taking the time to plan a solid target hardening strategy can have lasting benefits. It can be the key to preventing theft, destruction, and even death. We'll look at what you need to know about how buildings are accessed, what kinds of products can be used, and who can help if you have any questions. 

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What is Critical Infrastructure Protection?

Dec 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Threat Assessment

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Critical infrastructure may sound as though it's referring to physical assets (e.g., electrical systems, etc.) but the truth is that it can mean any component that is vital to a property. Whether it's the grounds or the physical structure, protecting your critical infrastructure is non-negotiable. Taking these precautions is not just recommended by the Department of Homeland Security, it's a practical way to protect staff, equipment, and resources alike. So if a hacker wants to take all of your sensitive data and hold it for ransom, you don't have to worry about whether you should pay it. Or if an arsonist decides that your building is the next target, you won't have to wrestle with an insurance company for a check. We'll look at what this protection means for you, and what you can do to improve your critical infrastructure protection strategy today. 

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Target Hardening Examples: Learn to Protect Your Facility

Nov 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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Target hardening is the process of making a structure more difficult to attack or destroy. It's a relatively technical term, one that's largely associated with government buildings and global commerce facilities. Yet target hardening also refers to protection from natural disasters, accidental threats, and internal threats, all of which can apply to any building or property. From mom-and-pop corner stores to churches to schools, everyone can benefit from having the right target hardening techniques. But there's a careful balance that needs to be struck for owners who want to adopt these measures, otherwise you risk alienating those who use your facilities for the right purposes. (For example, you wouldn't necessarily want barb wire to surround a bustling, luxury shopping mall.) We'll look at what to keep in mind before you start implementing your own protections. 

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Bolster Your Security: Threat Assessments and Target Hardening

Nov 20, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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On a daily basis, facilities managers must remain vigilant to a variety of possible threats.

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Preventing Crime with Target Hardening

Sep 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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What exactly is target hardening?

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Target Hardening Your Home: Secure Your Home From Threats

Aug 21, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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Target hardening is not usually a term that you'll hear applied to standard home security, but this doesn't mean it's not a familiar concept to homeowners. Nearly all owners will use some degree of target hardening as a means to protect themselves, their families, and (what is likely to be) the largest investment they've ever made. What is target hardening? All it means is making an area more difficult to access. The more effort a criminal has to make to get what they want, the more likely it is they'll look elsewhere for their meal ticket. We'll look at what this means for your home and the best ways to implement the tactics. 

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