The Security Investment Dilemma: Putting a Dollar Value on Lives and Assets

Tuesday, 25 September| 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM | N109-110

Balancing cost efficiency and security is a constant challenge for practitioners. How much money must be invested to protect people and assets? How much risk can be accept? The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service (FPS) examines and addresses this trade-off every day. FPS physical security specialists develop tailored risk profiles for the facilities it protects and guides facility officials and owners on what and how to implement protective measures. Using these business principles, understand a realistic—and sometimes unpleasant—process to decide what are the customer’s concerns, where should they spend money, and where can they save and still make  sound security investments.

Session Number: 5310

Type: Lecture

Priority Subject Matter: ASIS International, Global Access LIVE!, Risk, threat and vulnerability assessments

Handout(s): 5310_5310-485


David Sousa

David Sousa

Division Director

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Protective Service