A simple security project to assess the adequacy of security measures is to (a) identify the critical assets and pathways to them; (b) document the layers and levels of protection being applied to each; and (c) determine if improvements should be made. When considering improvements, the spectrum of security functions should be considered (prevent, deter, detect, delay, assess, respond and recover) from the perspective of improving the number and strength of security functions in play for critical assets and areas.
Ray Bernard, PSP, CHS-III is the principal consultant for Ray Bernard Consulting Services (RBCS), a firm that provides security consulting services for public and private facilities. He is founder and publisher of The Security Minute 60-second newsletter (www.TheSecurityMinute.com). For more information, visit www.go-rbcs.com. Mr. Bernard is also a member of the Subject Matter Expert Faculty of the Security Executive Council.