Security Operations Center Design

Examining the key design elements in a successful SOC implementation

•  ANSI/TIA/EIA-942 Data Center Standard (downloadable)

•  White Paper: Tier Classifications Define Site Infrastructure Performance , downloadable from:

  • UL – Underwriters Laboratories ( ) – standards for power and cable system design

•  Online calculator for determining the capacity of air conditioner required

Many of the sources above were presented in the October 2007 ASIS Workshop, CCTV-Analog to Digital: Applications and Advances in Surveillance, in a presentation by Ed Bacco (Sr. Manager World-Wide, Physical Security Services, Systems and Design, ) and Steve Surfaro (Group Manager Strategic Technical Liaison, Panasonic System Solutions Company ).  


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. Mr. Bernard has also provided pivotal strategic and technical advice in the security and building automation industries for more than 20 years. He is founder and publisher of “The Security Minute” 60-second newsletter ( ).


Deon Chatterton is a program manager in Cisco's Global Risk Technologies department. His specific areas of focus include security technology strategy development, process and procedure standards development, security systems enterprise architecture management, and business process manager for joint security and IT convergence projects.