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Protective Security

Whether you have responsibility for security within your department or are managing a security portfolio of global assets, some key protective security principles are common to all

Last Updated 30 March 2021

Getting the basics right, conducting risk assessments, and completing operational requirements will all help to ensure the safeguards you recommend are necessary and proportional. 

Ensuring your Board understand the security risks, and are engaged by leading from the top will help foster a culture where security is seen as a business enabler. 

Understanding the appropriate security interventions to use (physical, personnel and cyber) will help you develop your security strategy.

Follow the sections below for more information:

  • Security Planning – Are you planning to upgrade your existing security, or implement a new policy? How well will your business recover from a security incident? This section will introduce you to some of the essential elements.
  • Leadership in Security – Security led from the top can help embed a strong security culture to mitigate against security risks. Do you understand the key principles of protective security; is this embedded into your strategic decision making?
  • Protecting my asset – What security interventions do you need? Will these interventions deter, deny and detect those looking to harm your organisation? This section helps you think about a holistic approach to security mitigations.