A Physical Security Plan
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The paper explains that physical security is concerned with protecting personnel, equipment and property against threats that are anticipated and passive or active measures can be taken to mitigate such threats. The paper provides a case study of a white supremacist who must testify in court and creates a threat assessment and a security plan for the protection of individuals residing at this client's property, as well as for property, equipment and vehicles. The paper points out that protecting this client's life is important in terms of the collective human rights of all American citizens.
Assessment of Security Needs
Assessment of Security Needs
From the Paper:"Security measures have become particularly important since the terror attacks of 2001. In the literature, the concept has developed to include physical, information, and operational security. In a case that involves ensuring the security of a witness to appear in court, the security issue revolves around physical security.
"As Gillick (2005) notes, physical security is concerned with protecting personnel, equipment and property against threats that are anticipated. Passive or active measures can be taken to mitigate such threats. Passive measures are actions such as using architecture, landscaping and lighting to improve security. These actions deter, disrupt or mitigate potential threats. Active measures include systems and technologies that are specifically designed to deter, detect and report threats, and to take measures against these.
"The Virginia Credit Union League (2010) is in agreement with this definition of physical security, and adds that security, as opposed to safety, provides measures to reduce the risk of injury, loss or death. Threats are generally deliberate or intentional, and are perpetrated by human beings.
"According to Philpott and Einstein (n.d., p. 15), a comprehensive physical threat assessment is based upon a thorough understanding of the basic elements of security: the asset being protected and the degree of its vulnerability. The assessor needs a clear understanding of potential sources of threat and how to prevent or mitigate these."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Gillick, T.J. (2005). Assessment and Mitigation of Risks to Physical Security, Information Security, and Operational Security. FacilitiesNet. Retrieved from http://www.facilitiesnet.com/security/article/Taking-Security-To-the-Next-Level--2566
- Philpott, D. and Einstein, S. (n.d.) The Integrated Physical Security Handbook. Retrieved from: https://physicalsecurityhandbook.org/downloads/IPS%20Extracts.pdf
- Virginia Credit Union League (2010). Physical Security Requires Properly Assessing Threats/Issues. Retrieved from: http://www.vacul.org/products_services/operations/security/physical_security-planning_assessment.php
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