3. Review Current Site and Facility Security
Your first step in assessing vulnerabilities is to take a look at your physical site and facilities. A site assessment includes the immediate area or neighborhoods around you. Facility assessments take a look at any vulnerabilities in your physical buildings or other structures.
When reviewing the security of your physical location, start with functionality and maintenance. Any aspects of your company that haven’t been maintained could pose a security threat. Doors that no longer lock properly, gates that don’t latch, or even problems with a bathroom window are open loops that increase your risk. Basic maintenance can go a long way in keeping a location security.
However, there may be other areas where your physical security is lacking. Is it too easy to enter and exit your facility? Is it too easy for customers or unwanted personnel to enter secure areas? Consider changes you can make to your physical space to improve safety procedures such as security doors or safety entrances.