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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Government Agencies?

Whether designing and installing a security system, acting as a security consultant or security director, these questions provide information that can help active security practitioners within our industry.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Government Agencies?

Undeniably, in a free society there is no such thing as 100% security, as has been demonstrated time and again. This also continues to underscore the criticality of our industry and work. We must always remain vigilant.

With this in mind, there’s a proliferation of proven security methodologies used by private, public and governmental agencies that can help protect the United States, its citizens and its assets. In addition, there are theories of liability that are commonly alleged by plaintiffs to hold others responsible in both civil and criminal actions.

So, whether designing and installing a security system, acting as a security consultant or security director, the questions offered in this quiz provide information that can help active security practitioners within our industry.

The methodologies come from authoritative documents such as the Protection of Assets Manual (POA), which is published by ASIS Int’l. Keep in mind, some of the duties of industry practitioners are to be able to identify and quantify risk; determine, what if any, impact occurs positively and/or negatively if there is only “desire and ability” coming from the perpetrator(s) during a crime; how all elements of the “crime triangle” influence successful acts of crime; and what, if anything, a security practitioner can do to break the crime triangle to help minimize risk.


About the Author

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Jeffrey D. Zwirn, CPP, CFPS, CFE, FACFEI, CHS-IV, SET, CCI, FASI&T, MBAT, writes Security Sales & Integration’s “Security Science” column. He is also president of IDS Research and Development, an alarm and security consultation, expert witness and training authority providing nationwide services on all issues related to alarm and security matters. He can be reached at (201) 287-0900.

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