DD2 Getting the Most from Your Physical Security Program: Key Tips and Insider Knowledge
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Room: 4

Security programs can be costly and sometimes less effective than organizations need and deserve.  Are you comfortable your program is:
1) addressing the right risks
2) effectively mitigating those risks
3) providing value-added services
4) utilizing organizational resources efficiently? 

In this session, you will learn the tips, key points and insider knowledge necessary for establishing and managing a successful physical security program for your organization.

The basic physical security concepts will be covered to create a foundational basis for understanding why certain things must be done to ensure a successful program.  Technical security systems and guard services, the two most costly and potentially most problematic security tools, will be covered in detail so attendees will understand how to select, deploy and manage those tools so they become solutions to problems rather than being problems themselves.  Theory will be kept to a minimum, with the focus being on providing takeaways that can be implemented immediately to improve operations.

With years of experience establishing and managing security programs for Fortune 500 companies, the speaker, who is the author of the book Developing and Managing Physical Security Programs: A Guide for Facilities and Human Resources Managers, is a wealth of information on how to ensure your program is both effective and efficient.  He presents this valuable information in a concise and straightforward style easily understood by managers who do not have a security background.  If you are a non-security professional developing a physical security program for your company or supervising an existing program, this session is for you.

Topic Category:
Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity
Learning Objectives/Outcomes:
Learn the basic physical security concepts necessary to understand, build and manage programs to protect people, property and information.
Understand the various elements required for a successful security program.
Learn how to avoid the hidden pitfalls of technical security systems.
Develop an understanding of guards, guard services firms and guard operations to ensure day-to-day guard operations contribute to organizational security rather than to your headaches.
Levels of Learning
200 level
John Cholewa MA, CPP, Owner & Principal Consultant, Mentor Associates LLC