According to Broder and Tucker (2012), “… vulnerability – a weakness or flaw, such as holes in a fence, or virtually anything that may conceivably be exploited by a threat” (p. 6). In this paper will discuss how security officials manage identified vulnerabilities regarding natural, human-made, and technological threats.
Roles and Effectiveness of On-Site Security Personnel
Banks and other industries have had problems with major losses. The roles of security professionals are to eliminate, prevent, or reduce the company’s losses. Some of their duties include the monitoring of surveillance equipment, inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points. Other roles are to prevent losses and damage by reporting irregularities, completing reports, maintains organization’s stability and reputation by complying with legal and proper requirements (“Monster”, 2014). Having an on-site security personnel gives a sense of security not only to the employees but to the customers of the bank as well. Employees of the bank will be able to feel more at ease while performing their duties. On-site security personnel also lets customers know that the bank cares about their safety. When it comes to responding to a crime, security personnel are well training in various levels.
Appropriate Countermeasures Based on Risk and Vulnerabilities
Earthquakes are hard to predict which makes it hard for business or industries to prepare really for one. Some of the vulnerabilities are the ceiling to floor glass windows that the bank has at the front. Windows can shatter if the earthquake is strong enough. A countermeasure for this would be to install shatter-safe window films. Overhead light fixtures and heavy objects (bookcases and file cabinets) can fall on top of an employee or customer. By bracing light fixtures and anchoring tall furniture to wall studs, we can avoid having them fall and...