Project Management Principle
To add to the cover story, below are three key ways to be proactive and not reactive to emergencies.
1) Create Emergency Action / Preparedness Plan – Start with a security risk assessment and identify vulnerabilities. Then, you must create, distribute and practice the plan.
2) Invest in Security Measures – Mr. Jin Kim, featured in the cover story, believes training is the greatest ROI. Alternative investments may be ID badges, perimeter door alarms, an access control system, multiple layers of access, an entrance for employees, a separate entrance for visitors and hiring security personnel.
3) Test, Review and Update – Audit your control access system, revisit and update your policies and protocols often and test your building systems (fire alarms, perimeter door alarms and sprinklers).
Outsource security risk assessment and other security activities, if you do not have the in-house expertise.
Project Management Principle #7: Emergencies – Be Proactive, Not Reactive.