The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) were designed to provide guidance for any site involved in manufacturing, storing and/or transporting chemicals.
While most commonly associated with the aviation world, the checkpoint is now a major component of almost every security strategy. Whether it’s a major sporting event like the Olympics or the Super Bowl or a high-security facility like a government building or nuclear power facility, checkpoints have spread far-and-wide beyond the confines of the airport.
Get to know Charles E. Andrews, Director of Security for the TeleCheck business at First Data, a payment processing company that provides merchant transaction processing services: credit, debit, private-label, gift, payroll and other prepaid card offerings; fraud protection and authentication solutions; electronic check acceptance services through TeleCheck; as well as Internet commerce and mobile payment solutions.
On a subway train in the middle of July, two men walk onto a crowded train car in black trenchcoats buttoned up to their necks. Would a surveillance camera notice anything suspicious? Other passengers do.
Security officers are generally regarded as the face of security. Officers present a professional appearance at company entrances, patrol and tour facilities and grounds. But without tools, how effective is that officer? What value is a security officer’s presence bringing to the organization? And when cutbacks hit an organization’s security department, how can security directors maintain the same physical presence with fewer faces?
Hi there, how are you doing today?”
How much information do you get with that one question? In Philadelphia, the message is clear – “I see you; I see where you came in; I see what you’re doing here; I recognize your patterns. Welcome to the Comcast Center.”
Chemical companies seeking to comply with federal Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulations have focused almost entirely on using the Department of Homeland Security's Web-based Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) to create and submit a Site Security Plan.
What can enterprises across every sector learn from sporting event security? Start with planning, customer service and teamwork. Also, learn how Wal-Mart is boosting its associates’ emergency preparedness and how to outfit your in-house security officers. Read all of this and more in the July 2015 issue of Security.