School & Campus Security Webinar Series 2: Building Security: From Vulnerability Assessments to Technology Planning & Implementation

Oct. 17, 2023



Date: October 17, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM EDT / 2:00 PM CDT / 12:00 PM PDT / 7:00 PM GMT
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Duration: 1 Hour

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WEBINAR SERIES 2 of 4 -  Oct. 17 
Community Engagement: How to Create Clear Communication Between School Administrators, Teachers, Parents & First Responders
(Hosted by PASS & SIA)


School districts should evaluate their school safety and security policies and procedures through needs, risks, or vulnerability assessments that are most commonly performed through third-party security consultants, and occasionally by local police or state departments of criminal justice services. Vulnerability assessments help schools take steps to prevent, mitigate, and lessen potential impact of risks by developing customized district and school emergency management plans.

Almost all K-12 schools use physical security systems, including security cameras, lighting, and access control systems, to protect their schools. For example, a National Center for Education Statistics survey found that over 97% had controlled access to their building. Physical security remains a high priority in K–12 schools, now more than ever. The challenge for many school administrators is managing their physical security systems in a centralized and efficient manner. With so many resources, recommendations, and questions directed at school leaders, they can easily find themselves overwhelmed when addressing their school’s physical security challenges.

Superintendents, district-level leaders, and educational professionals need access to practical and effective security methods to ensure their school’s physical security remains robust while supporting a positive learning environment.

Discussion Points:

  • Conducting a school security assessment
  • Adopting a systems-based approach
  • Applying the school security layered method
  • Integrating Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Managing school physical security systems
  • Implementing effective mass notification systems and practices
  • Establishing comprehensive video surveillance coverage
  • Ensure compliance with district-wide physical security standards
  • Summary of best physical security practices for K-12 schools


Benjamin Crum, MA, AIA, PSP -- Security Advisors Consulting Group

Ben is the President of Architectural Design Group and is a registered architect with a NCARB Certification and serves as Director of Design for MCK Architecture where he is involved in the majority of the firm’s projects during the schematic and design phases in a multi-office firm. With over a decade of experience working on a variety of building types including Educational, Commercial, Multifamily Housing, and Development, he brings diverse experience to every project he is a part of.

Prior to founding his firm, Benjamin served as an Architect, Project Manager, and the Director of Design for McKissick and Associates, PA a multi-office architecture firm serving clients across multiple industries. Benjamin is a Licensed Registered Architect in Pennsylvania by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, is board certified by ASIS International as a Physical Security Professional (PSP) and holds additional certifications including CPTED Professional Designation (CPD), NFPA 3000(PS): Hostile Event Response – National Fire Protection Association, ALICE Certified Instructor, Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Instructor

Kasia L. Hanson Global Director, Security Ecosystem Development, Intel Corporation

Kasia Hanson leads Intel’s Global Security Ecosystem Development for physical and cybersecurity. She leads the strategy and development of security ecosystem solutions, partnerships, go-to-market and sales acceleration strategies. She is a 24-year veteran of Intel with deep technology expertise across AI, IoT, Information Systems, Cybersecurity, and Datacenter. Kasia is the past-Chair of the Security Industry Association Women in Security Forum Fan Experience in sports, the 2022 SIA Progress Award Honoree, a Women in Security Power 100 honoree, and a Distinguished Fellow for the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience (IIFX) and was named the #3 IFSEC Security Influence in 2021.

Moderator: Steve Lasky
Editorial Director

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