A key element of addressing today’s threat environment is emulating practices that have had success.
“Lessons Learned – Evidence-Based – Effective Collaboration”
PREVENT PROTECT PREPARE
Security culture is key element of addressing today’s threat environment is emulating practices that have had success. It is important to incorporate a holistic plan that spans the authority's requirements, that must be driven from the top with accountability and responsibility, will be effective operationally, and can be supported financially. Keeping a safe and secure environment for the traveling public and supply chain with a program that directly affects terrorism and other criminal activity and includes an inclusive approach to crisis management is essential. We recognize this is a broad and complex concept. Policing and security deterrence and enforcement activity is only one aspect of successful prevention.
Being prepared through prevention is the first line of defence. A holistic security strategy for a Port Protective Security Management System should fit across the domain and be integrated through the entire security system. Regardless of the critical infrastructure environment, the threat must be deemed essential. Police, security, and emergency management authorities must always be prepared. Evidence-based prevention, protection, and preparedness practices to mitigate the threat of terrorism, other serious crimes, and catastrophic events are essential.
The forethought of what could happen and mitigation practices are essential. Adequate training is necessary, understanding scenarios that could play out based on lessons learned facts. Although this may seem obvious, history has shown that similar occurrences and studies learned from previous incidents have not been implemented when considering preparedness. This includes weather, cyber, emergencies, and crisis management. Think outside the box, plan for each type of occurance.
COMMUNICATIONS: Physical & Cyber
Technology must address both physical and cyber security to protect an authority!
From a physical side, we must support the human element, and security environments must adopt and deploy effective collaborative communication capabilities. Communication is often the Achilles’ heel of a crisis. We address this thorough lesson learned methods.
Cyber Security is a different issue; although it can have similar comparisons to physical security, it can range from a denial of services to infiltration into your systems. This can affect every aspect of how an environment is secured. Not addressing cyber security leaves a substantial gap in the overall security plan.