Hogan’s Heroes and the Security Patrol

Defense Media Network has a very interesting post (http://bit.ly/sec-N00Ngc) on how the U.S. Coast Guard and academia have partnered to increase security at U.S. ports.

Obviously Coast Guard security forces cannot be everywhere all the time; their only option is to conduct patrols. Opposing them is an almost invisible and patient enemy seeking to carry out asymmetric attacks when and where they can. Against such a threat, the last thing the service can afford is to patrol like the German guards in Hogan’s Heroes in predictable and therefore easily exploitable patterns.

If roving, or mobile, patrols are a significant part of your security posture how random are your patrols?

Posted in Physical Security, Security by sonictemple at November 2nd, 2012.
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