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Security Audits Remain an Ongoing Need
March 13, 2008 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
Most facility executives probably assume that any building with an access control and visitor management system in place is secure. But that's not always a safe assumption to make.
The best way to approach security is not to consider it a task like installing an access control system, but as an ongoing concern that requires attention. For example, best practice calls for performing a threat assessment before doing a security upgrade.
But equally important is committing to a periodic security audit once a system is in place. Committing to a reassessment schedule is important so that the audit remains current with physical configurations and systems as a space changes. Other changes that can require ongoing security audits include organizational changes, changes in activities and simply the need to keep current on new threats.
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