The core principle of a security design must remain intact and untarnished. These include maintaining a reliable information transfer foundation, identifying the risks and potential threats, security assessment and management. It is also important to note that designing highly resilient data transmission architecture in a security infrastructure is critical to mitigate any would-be incursions.
The threats we are seeing today are radically different from what existed a few years ago. They are adapting and evolving and is more difficult to identify, predict and anticipate. To confront these transformations, deploying a long-term security solution that has the flexibility and scalability is imperative in order to adapt to this ever-evolving threat environment.
Identifying and Understanding the Client’s Needs
As a system solution provider, it is crucial that we comprehend what prompted the client to look for solutions. We need to gain insights at their concerns and understand that, at times, clients may not be able to fully describe their concerns. Our method is to analyze and interpret these insights and transform them into perspectives and patterns that clients can recognize and appreciate. We always elect to stay one step ahead of the client’s needs by thinking proactively and realizing that the foundation of the solutions we provide should be built on the information and insights that our clients provide. The different characteristics of the consorted information namely geographic, demographic, economic and political will influence the different elements of the solution. Considering the high profile aspect of the area, The Stadiums are the goldmine of prime targets for infiltrators and terrorists. As such, an intricate security infrastructure must be implemented which sole aim is to assess, anticipate and thwart any possible terrorist act.
Security assessment and requirement vary different ways and therefore, there is no single approach to security that will work ideally for all facilities. From year to year, the security strategy of any vital installation will need revision because the world around it and the people inside it will always be changing. Any security strategy must incorporate the constraints of the facility so that all strengths, weaknesses, and idiosyncrasies are realized and provided for. How risks are approached will largely be driven by facility constraints.
The type of risks, whether it’s a terrorist acts or assassination or even petty crimes like vandalism, will play an important role in determining the optimal security measures. Once risks are identified, the next step is to determine the likelihood that the potential vulnerability can be exploited. Several factors need to be considered when determining this likelihood. First, the security manager needs to consider the source of the threat, the motivation behind the threat, and the capability of the source. Next, he needs to determine the nature of the vulnerability and, finally, the existence and effectiveness of current controls to deter or mitigate the vulnerability. The likelihood that a potential vulnerability could be exploited can be described in varying levels.
Another important concern is establishing the impact of such risk. It is important for security managers to understand that not all threats will have the same impact. This is because each system in the organization most likely will have a different value. For instance, to evaluate the value of a target, security managers should identify the importance performed by the individual or the institution, the target’s importance to an organization, and the political bearing of such target. In a manner of speaking, a system that handles the company’s payroll will have more value than the system that is used to keep the lunchroom menu database.