Risk and Threat Assessment

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Before any organization can successfully implement a physical security program, they need to consider an overall risk management strategy. The National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) defines risk management as “a systematic and analytical process by which an organization identifies, reduces, and controls its potential risks and losses.” Hiring a security firm without first understanding what threats the organization is exposed to, and the level of potential risk from these threats, is equivalent to hiring a wedding planner before you have met the bride. Corporate management must first develop a comprehensive risk management strategy. It is essential that a risk management team be set up from corporate executives and security management to evaluate and develop the risk management strategy.

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Posted in Physical Security, Security by sonictemple at July 16th, 2013.
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