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By Robert Lang, CPP
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A risk analysis should identify all threats and hazards to a facility and then place them in a matrix that categorizes risks from high occurrence and high consequences (tornados in the Midwest) to low occurrence and low consequences (single water pipe leak in out building). Other categories are high occurrence and low consequence (Internet probes to facility Web sites) and low occurrence and high consequence (workplace shooter or terrorist act).
1 = Remote
2 = Probable
3 = Highly Probable
1 = Minimal
2 = Medium
3 = Major
Robert F. Lang, CPP, is the assistant vice president for strategic security and safety at Kennesaw State University. Before that, he held the positions of director of homeland security and director of research security at Georgia Tech. At the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996, he was the head security planner for the Olympic Village on Georgia Tech’s campus.
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