Protective Security Framework (PSF) course is conducted in context to potentials of acts of terrorism. The centrality towards terrorism expound and exceeds the subject norm usually covered in general Risk Management disciplines. This core skill is an important augmentation to the current direction encouraged by the authorities towards target hardening in the counter-terrorism spectrum. It is a process of asset (people and infrastructure) protection from the potential of attacks by identifying threats and reduce them to an acceptable level of risk. In essence, PSF is foundational to security works essential for security managers to be familiar with.

PSF is the first step towards developing a valuable facility security program. A properly conducted PSF provides a solid defensible foundation from which to develop a physical security program at any site, facility or location. It is primarily a risk assessment process aimed at identifying potential security weaknesses, how likely threats are to act on these vulnerabilities, and the potential adverse impact on entities and businesses. This is achieved by identifying and prioritising ascertain risk so that appropriate and practical mitigation measures can be taken.

The course spans over 3 Days and is conducted with in combinations of lectures, discussions, table-top exercise and ground assessment of a given target. The outcome or objective of TVRA is to provide recommendations that maximize the protection of an asset with practical solutions to support functionality, usability and minimum disruption to activities. Core subjects covered in the course include: Data Collection; Analysis of Policies, security practices and Procedures; Threat Analysis; Vulnerability Analysis; Correlation and assessment of Risk Acceptability. Essentially, it strife to address: What needs to be protected ; Who/What are the threats and vulnerabilities ; What are the implications if they were damaged or lost; What is the value to the organization; Measures to be taken to minimize exposure to the loss or damage.

In summary, the course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to design, plan and execute the key components of the framework from the perspective of an adversary with an analysis of the outcome. The depth of Security Audit and adjoining Red Teaming and penetration component are addressed in a separate course.
Assessment of competency shall be affirmed by a written test and assignment given at group level. Successful candidates shall be awarded a Chartered International Institute of Security and Crisis Management (CIISCM) certificate.

Modules of the program
  • Introduction to Protective Security
  • Threat Identification and Rating
  • Asset Assessment (value)
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Risk Assessment
  • Mitigation Options
  • Deterrence Through Environmental Design (DTED) Principles
  • The 'Three D' Approach to DTED
  • DTED Basic Design and Management Strategies
  • Exercise Silent Whisper (TTX):

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