Hind Sight is 20/20
A Look At the
Keep it in perspective
2001 and Beyond
Hind Sight 20/20
Attitude is an obstacle!
No one anticipated a terrorist
attack of this magnitude.
Physical security was treated as a
separate entity from information
Don’t be afraid to think out of
the box and plan with creativity
to address the unimaginable.
Include proximity to signature
facilities and blast effect of glass as risk factors.
Know your Environment - Know the Adversary!!
Disaster Recovery Plan was overwhelmed.
Circumstances - Scale Preservation of Life
Sr. Management Support and Property
Solution Expertise Was Assessment of Risk
Required Factors - New Era?
Everything Open to
Needs and Support of
Tenants and Public
More security is better,
was not the desired Security Operational
approach or solution Review and Impact
Tests of Reasonableness Alternatives and
and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
WTC Security Enhancements
Multiple perimeters Visitors, Contractors
identified check-in desk
Standardized Package inspection
identification system non-employees
adopted Employee access via
Access control zones security checkpoints
identified and secured Planters on external
Vehicle access strictly perimeter
Do we have a new scale of
A new way of evaluating our
significance as a target?
– Signature Facility
– Highly visible government office,
agency or facility
– Proximity to the above
– Successful American business
– Controversial public image
Wake Up Call?
What Are the Security Issues?
Munich 1972 Think About -
Marine Barracks Loss Prevention
1983 Work Place Violence
– Disgruntled Employee
WTC 1993 – Estranged Spouse
Oklahoma City School Violence
Columbine Public Event Violence +
USSS Cole 2000 Terrorist Attacks against
WTC 2001 embassies, or “symbols” of
PDD 63 critical If you fit into one of
infrastructure these infrastructure
systems: molds – you are in the
– Electric Power
– Emergency Services
– Oil & Gas
– Banking & Finance
– Continuity of Government
Keep Security in Perspective
Assess and Analyze the Risk
Take reasonable and cost effective steps to
Move on with business
Don’t crawl into a security cocoon and hide
Integrate physical security with information
Have a good plan for recovery if something
2001 and Beyond!
Establish a definitive and hardened perimeter
Include protection of information in your overall
Establish an effective communication plan
Ensure the integrity of security and infrastructure
Prepare and practice an evacuation plan
Prepare and exercise a disaster recovery / business
continuity plan that includes relocation
Awareness and training programs
Have a Great Day!