A security program is necessary for organizations that are looking to ensure a safe workplace environment. However, it can be difficult to set up your security program initially because of the various factors associated with security such as risk management and threat analysis. In this blog post, we highlight the four priorities that should be a part of every security program.
1. Understanding the threats:
Make sure that your security team is up-to-date with the evolving threats. Learn about the trends in local, state, national, and global criminal activity to understand how these can impact your organization. Consider how these threats can impact your employees, customers, and property. Review the threats and discuss how to deal with them with your security team on a regular basis.
2. Develop a plan for responding to emergencies:
Your security program should not be all about preventing attacks but instead should also include damage control. In the case that the worst does happen, an emergency response plan will help you keep everyone safe and limit the damage. An emergency response plan should contain clear instructions for designated security roles and responsibilities, business continuity, evacuation protocols, and internal communication.
3. Identify pre-operational surveillance:
Criminals often conduct pre-operational surveillance to identify loopholes in security before planning an attack. Through this activity, criminals identify building vulnerabilities, access points, security protocols, and egress points. It is important that your security team takes a proactive approach to identify any activities that could be a part of pre-operational surveillance. These could include the use of binoculars indoors, photography, videography, and other suspicious unnatural behavior.
4. Train your employees:
Providing basic security training to employees can go a long way in ensuring workplace safety. Training should include educating employees about security protocols, basic unarmed self-defense, and how to respond to risk situations. The PSTA provides a comprehensive security training program that helps you prevent and mitigate security risks by providing the necessary education and training to employees and staff.
Developing a complete security program can be a complex and lengthy process. It involves a number of steps of planning, coordinating, and execution. We have recommended four priorities that every organization should include in their customized security program.
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