Vulnerability Assesment Essay

1723 WordsNov 6, 20137 Pages
Pick three locations, events or individuals in your location (county, city or state) and complete a 6 - 8 page assessment of their vulnerabilities and threats, putting their security in order of priority, explaining and defending your choices. Terrorism vulnerability assessments were created to criticize any “Achilles’ heel” in a security system that can be exploited by anyone willing to do harm to the location, an individual, or coordinated event. It assesses the weaknesses of facilities across a wide range of possible threats or hazards and creates a basis for determining physical and operational improvement measures to assure their protection. It administers both to new construction programming and design and to existing…show more content…
With security being the main priority this issue can be alleviated by as simply as having a system that will inform the security guard at an entry post whether or not the employee attempting to gain access to a secured area is supposed to be there or not, this new security system can be linked to the employer’s work schedules and should also show the employee’s level of access, based on Port Authority’s identification cards. The system will only show security basic information and will not in any way infringe on the employee’s privacy, for example the system cannot access the employee’s personal information; such as address or personal history. If a system such as this cannot be put into place then it will solely come down to either the security guard contacting the employer or the employer disseminating a list of it’s employees for the day to guard posts through the airport. Location #2: Salem Nuclear Power Plant The Salem Nuclear Power Plant is a two unit pressurized water reactor nuclear power station located in Lower Alloways Creek Township, New Jersey, in the United States. PSEG Nuclear LLC and Exelon Generation LLC own it. The reactors, pressurized water reactors, were built by Westinghouse, and began commercial operation in 1977 and 1981. The two-unit plant has a capacity of 2,275 million watts of electricity. Unit 1 is licensed to operate until August 13, 2036 and Unit 2 is licensed to operate until April 18, 2040.
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