Project Griffin: CT Vunrability
Never Say Never
Being prepared through prevention is the first line of defense
Regardless of your critical infrastructure environment the threat is real, police, security and emergency management authorities must always be prepared. Our recommendations addressed evidence-based prevention, protection and preparedness practices to mitigate the threat of terrorism, other serious crimes and catastrophic events.
Understanding how to protect the public and transportation security required renewed thinking. Our goal is to bring you the knowledge to change how you protect your environment.
Recommendations are based on seasoned police CT procedures and practices. Our advisors will perform an audit over an agreed period, usually 3-5 days and outline recommendations to your authority. Here is what we take into account:
Insider threat is one of the primary concerns in any security environment
Documented policing and public safety procedures; establishing an action plan for authority and tenant personnel to sufficiently implement required procedures.
Community policing; to effectively deliver intelligence and mitigate risk based on practices, providing effective systems for insider threat, criminal activities and terrorism.
Technology systems; to support security and the human element. Communications; to ensure effective continuity, resilient communication, dynamic collaboration and sharing efforts of active personnel within the environment.
Training and exercises; for a preventative & prepared response. Staffing requirements; to provide adequate risk mitigation. Crisis response; to meet the challenges faced in large scale incidents involving tenant, passengers and public safety.
We do not have to look beyond the terror and lone actor attacks of the last couple of years at airports, malls, theaters, in city settings to understand that places with predictable large gatherings of people and/or can cause economic harm are prime targets.
Terroristic acts of violence can be well organized with several individuals involved and well planned, to a lone individual that acts reasonably quickly. Usually they are radicalized or mentally unstable, nevertheless the results are the same, as often death and economic harm is the outcome. We must look at our security challenge differently today; the mindset cannot be that of the past.
The framework provided in our observations, and recommendations are based on the premise of the current global and national threat activity, offering evidence-based practices that are holistic and inclusive of security and operational requirements. It provides a community policing concept that involves working with internal and external personnel and the wider business community. It is paramount to gather information and properly disseminate it through the ranks of personnel.
Critical infrastructure environments have the responsibility to ensure safety and security delivered at the highest possible standards and incorporates trusted and evidence-based solutions to protect the critical infrastructure and public safety. Preparing for an act of terrorism, other criminal activity, or catastrophic event can be seen as a never-ending task and at times, hard to justify the financial requirements unless a proper, comprehensive, prevention program is implemented as part of an overall strategy. This can ensure that authorities are prepared to the very best of their ability and provide a safe and secure environment.
A strategic plan addressing a Prevent, Protect, and Prepare evidenced-based practice will provide the Authority with a well-rounded risk mitigation program enhancing operational effectiveness.