17/11/2016

Threats to Consider Before a Physical Security Audit




A Physical Security Audit is designed to help a client to accurately determine the best mix of products and systems to optimally enhance the client’s physical security situation. This audit consists of inspecting the client’s site, premises and existing Physical Security systems to identify shortfalls, with an eye to finding solutions to remedy vulnerabilities.
Before conducting such an audit, the Physical Security Auditor should first assess the level of 6 specific threats to the client, in order to frame their subsequent recommendations in the correct, most effective context. This context maximizes the auditor’s chances of identifying the most real and pressing vulnerabilities to the client in their actual priority, and coming up with the right solutions.
Here are the 6 threats to be considered:
1- Nature 
2-Location 
3- Building Condition 
4- Infrastructure 
5- Human Resources 
6- Budget 

By taking these 6 threats into account before beginning the audit, the auditor will be in the right frame of mind to do the  Physical Security Assessment accurately, and in line with  Physical and economic reality. Having such context improves the chances of the client being receptive to the results, and the solutions derived from the audit being effective and appropriate.

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