Assessing the Facility: How Much Security is Enough?

  • Thursday, 04/06/2017: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Room: 515B
  • Session Number:  SEC6:


With the recent heightened awareness on cyber threats and attacks, some entities have taken extreme measures to implement physical security controls, while others have taken a more basic approach. Are locked doors and alarm pin codes enough? Does a facility need to have armed guards and monitored surveillance? Somewhere in between? This session will explore the types and purposes of a physical security assessment program and provide attendees with information that will assist in determining the appropriate level of security at a given location. Real life case studies will provide the highs and lows of physical security measures to provide an active discussion of various approaches to security and the difference between “knee‐jerk” reactions and well thought out physical protection planning.

Learning Objectives

1. Explore the types and purposes of a physical security assessment
2. Discuss various approaches to security
3. Help determine the level of appropriate security at a given location


Brandon Kehl

Senior Physical Security Project Manager
Burns & McDonnell