The Value of Periodic Security Assessments
There is an old saying: You cannot know where you are going if do not know where you have been. In order to know where you are going, it is important to know where you have been. It is also important to ackoweledge that security is a situational disciplinbe. No two security programs are the same ,nor should they be. In the healthcare industry, the is a term: Universal Precuautions. This term is appropriatly apllicable to a plethora of medical procudres. This term is not applicable to security operations because security is a situational discipliline. This means that the efficay of every securrity program is deterimined by a unqiue ambient threat environment. The best way to achieve this goal is to periodically conduct thorough, and objective securuity assessments.
The security progarams for shopping malls, hospitals and and entertainment venues differ. Aside from derferentals dertimined by inductiry standards, they are also dertermined by the variations within the ambient threat environments.
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