The Difference Between Safety and Security

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Security Master Planning, Security Program Development

Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs begins with humanity’s most basic needs and builds from there until we reach our most satisfied self. After our most basic physical needs (air, food, water, sleep), the need for safety is the second most critical stage to our wellbeing. Whether or not we believe in Maslow’s theory, we can all agree that on its surface …

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The “Fractional” Security Manager

Protus3 Security Assessment, Security Master Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development

The “Fractional” Security Manager: A Cost Effective Approach to Managing Security I have met with a large number of business leaders – especially in small business – over the years because of a security issues they faced such as internal theft, threat to executives, employee malfeasance, compliance issues, or other security problems. These issues turned into the need for an …

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Key Control

William F. Booth, CPP Security Assessment, Security Master Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, Security Survey, Security Threat Assessment

So often in our modern technical world, we overlook the basic means of securing most assets: the lock and key. Good key control is imperative for excellent security. At this point, many of you may be saying to yourselves, “I cannot possibly get control of my facility’s keys when no one has had control of them for years.” This is …

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Probability and Criticality

William F. Booth, CPP Security Assessment, Security Master Planning, Security Planning, Security Program Development, Security Survey, Security Threat Assessment

When evaluating what security concern to address first, where do you begin? Consider the probability and criticality of an event, and assign values based on standard criteria. Probability 5 Almost certain. Barring major changes in circumstances, this event will occur or will occur frequently compared to other events. Or, historically, an event of this type has already occurred. 4 Very …