What happens, then, when these two requirements conflict?
As the Senior Security Consultant at Restrata, I spend a large amount of my time travelling around the MENA region delivering security assessments for a variety of developments, including hotels, industrial facilities, airports and even railways.
Over the last 6 months, I have developed a list of my top 5 security concerns, witnessed across different asset types and their operational processes.
In this day and age, it is not possible to talk about the security of your business without talking about cyber security. Every company depends on technology and the cyberspace to some degree so it is important to take cyber security into account. Security means making sure that hackers cannot remotely access your network or tamper with your company’s cyber protocols. However, there are several different ways your network can be accessed, and company or personal computers can be used more easily to compromise your security measures.
The Safe City is a concept for returning security, safety and quality of life to today’s complex cities and infrastructure developments through the use of technology, personnel and processes. It can successfully be applied to all physical situations where people require a safe and comfortable environment.
Today I delivered a case study at our Hotel Security Briefing, held at the Movenpick Hotel on JLT. During the case study I tried to outline how a typical Active Shooter Scenario might unfold, by placing myself in the shoes of the perpetrator.
We might assume that an attack targeting individuals within a hotel is carried out at random, with no identified plan of attack, but if we go back a step, we begin to unravel the full scope of the incident and what preventative actions can be taken by the hotel to deter the attacker, and equally as important, what can be done when an attack occurs to minimise the damage inflicted.
Yesterday at least 28 people were killed and dozens injured in the latest al-Shabab attack on the Dayah Hotel, Mogadishu whereby the use of an explosives packed vehicle was rammed into the main gate followed by a secondary vehicle bomb whilst emergency services were in the height of their response.