The Security Risk Analysis Process

 

Volume 9, Issue 11
April 29, 2020
Welcome to the IFCPP’s
Bi-Weekly Member Newsletter 
IFCPP UPDATES & NEWS FROM THE MEMBERSHIPRe-Opening Considerations Forum
In conjunction with the ASIS Cultural Properties Council, IFCPP is now gathering information on “security considerations for re-opening our institutions”. We’ve just started a discussion in the IFCPP Member Q&A Forum HERE. The forum is not accessible to the general public, to protect any sensitive information that is posted by participants/contributors. The password-protected Q&A allows for open discussion, as well as direct member-to-member private messaging, as appropriate. Please log on to share your questions and suggestions. The ASIS Cultural Properties Council will be publishing findings and guidelines. And IFCPP will be hosting a webinar (or webinar series), starting in early or mid-May. Information will be distributed to the cultural property protection community worldwide, as we all collaborate to safely and securely re-open our institutions over the next few weeks or months. Thank you very much for participating!Hosted Skype Call for Cultural Property Security Leadership
Eric Drewry, Director of Protection Services at the Detroit Institute of Arts, is hosting a recurring weekly video conference call for security and operations leadership at cultural properties. This call is intended to be used as a collaborative forum where institutions of all types and sizes can candidly discuss challenges and opportunities faced during these unprecedented times as well as tactics and strategies being discussed as cultural institutions begin returning staff and visitors to their attractions in the coming months. Anyone interested in participating in these calls can register by clicking here. Discussions are planned every Monday at 2:00pm EDT. Meetings will be recorded and made available to participants.Johns Hopkins Re-Opening Guidance for Governors
Thank you to Doug Hall for sharing this with us as a reference for phasing your plans.
See Document HEREDon’t forget to use IFCPP Resources
In addition to our regularly updated COVID-19 Resource Page, our Member Forum is a great place to ask questions and get answers from your industry colleagues. You can also find our Job Board there, where a new job posting was just listed last week. Make sure you are logged in to your IFCPP account to access the Member Forum and Job Board.


TRAINING DISCOUNTS CONTINUED

IFCPP is pleased to announce that the half off discount for all online training courses has been EXTENDED through May 15!! The 50% discount includes the following educational offerings:

Certified Institutional Protection Manager (CIPM) – security manager/director certification
Certified Institutional Protection Specialist (CIPS) – security officer/frontline staff certification
Certified Visitor Relations Specialist (CVRS) – customer-service-centric certification for frontline security and visitor services staff
Conflict Resolution – confrontation de-escalation training for frontline security and visitor services staff
Collaborative Museum Collections Protection – bridging the gap between security and collections management
Entry Screening Considerations – for those managers/administrators that are in the process of determining new/changing entry screening practices
Continuing Education Lectures – a series of special-topic lectures for security managers and administrators

Learn more by clicking the program links above, and contact us with questions.

Click HERE to purchase immediately and use code: HALFOFF during checkout.


IFCPP WEBINARS & WEBCASTS

The Security Risk Analysis Process
Participants of this one-hour webinar will learn a holistic process to the following:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a Physical Security System
  • Identify and prioritize critical assets for protection
  • Identify threats and hazards that could negatively impact critical assets
  • Prioritize protection efforts by assessing the level of undesirable consequence and probability of occurrence of a loss event
  • The objectives of a security program and elements and functions of a physical protection system
  • Facility components related to the security risk analysis
  • How to determine the criticality of an asset
  • Elements of a threat statement and how it fits into the security risk analysis
  • Various security countermeasures

Presented by: Jim McGuffey, M.A. CPP, PSP, PCI
Date/Time: Thursday, April 30 at 9am Mountain Time
Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $25 to IFCPP Members, $35 for non-members
Registration is open through Wednesday, April 29

REGISTER NOW
You will be emailed the link at the date and time (Mountain Time) listed above. You will not need to download any software. 

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Hostile Surveillance Detection for Critical Infrastructures and Soft Targets and Preventive Techniques to Mitigate Risk
We know that ISIS has been operating in all 50 U.S. States and many other countries. We also know that terrorist organizations have a planning cycle which includes conducting hostile surveillance for weeks, months and even years prior to an attack. This seminar will inform participants on the terrorist planning cycle, what hostile surveillants look for, how hostile surveillance is conducted and what preventive security counter measures can be taken to identify hostile surveillance and prevent attacks.

Participants of this one-hour webinar will learn:

  • Terrorist Trends
  •  Surveillance Detection as a security strategy
  • Activities indicative of hostile surveillance
  • Terrorist planning cycle
  • Techniques/Ruses used by hostile surveillants
  • Hostile surveillants requirements
  • Best times in the terrorist planning cycle to identify and report surveillance
  • Brief review of a comprehensive process to protect your facility
  • Who should be trained in hostile surveillance

Presented by: Jim McGuffey, M.A. CPP, PSP, PCI
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 5 at 9am Mountain Time
Duration: 4 0 minutes
Cost: $20 to IFCPP Members, $30 for non-members
Registration is open through Monday, May 4

REGISTER NOW
You will be emailed the link at the date and time (Mountain Time) listed above. You will not need to download any software. 

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In Case You Missed It…
Proprietary and Contract Security Management During Closures

In this webinar we will discuss recent impacts on our security operations caused by the extended closures and some lessons learned from the ever changing environment.  As a Security professional it is imperative that we adjust to the requirements while still upholding our teams to the same level of protection that it is expected of us.  Although the world health crisis has completely changed how we have had to operate, managing the personnel responsible for the protection and safety of our institutions is crucial to our success.  We will emphasize on critical needs for staying proactive during the extended closures and how we can better prepare for future situations which may impact our institutions in the near future.

Presented by: Armando Leon, CIPS, CIPM
Duration: 60+ minutes
Cost: $20 to IFCPP Members, $35 for non-members

REGISTER NOW to receive the recording immediately.

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In Case You Missed It…
Security’s Role in Protecting Collections
In this webinar, our experts will discuss information pertaining to the collaborative protection of museum collections in institutions of various size and scope. This program emphasizes critical cooperation between departments to achieve the common goal of protecting collections of all types.

Collections protection requires a team approach, with a variety of different skill-sets working together in harmony. Security and facilities professionals, or those staff members responsible for the protection of the institution, play a vital role.

Objectives: The purpose of this course is to prepare Security and Facility Managers to gain a more clear understanding of collections concerns, and for Collections Managers to help enhance collaboration between departments.

Developed and Presented by: Peggy Schaller, CIPM II and Tyler Freeman, CVRS
Duration: 55 minutes
Cost: $25 to IFCPP Members, $40 for non-members

REGISTER NOW to receive the recording immediately.


COVID-19 NEWS & RESOURCES

Critical Infrastructure Operations Centers and Control Rooms Guide for Pandemic Response
This Guide provides considerations and mitigation measures for operations centers and control rooms across the 16 critical infrastructure sectors required to operate in a pandemic environment.

Operations centers and control rooms often operate 24/7, depend on unique equipment, and require specially trained staff who are difficult to replace. As a result, specialized equipment and long lead times required to train personnel mean there is a higher risk to sustaining reliable operations. Fortunately, operations centers and control rooms are generally isolated and physically secure, and may be more conducive to the sequestration of on-site staff if needed. This guide provides a set of special considerations for maintaining these critical operations. See Guide HERE

Addressing PPE Needs in Non-Healthcare Setting
This guidance summarizes how organizations should consider and manage their personal protective equipment (PPE) needs while ensuring the protection of workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic response. See Document from FEMA HERE

Cyber Actors Develop Malicious COVID-19-Themed Mobile Applications
See Document from Homeland Security HERE

Cultural Facilities: COVID-19 Town Hall Resources
Town Hall Notes from previous sessions, documents, and other resources can be found HERE.

Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) Is Seeking Articles for a Special Issue on COVID-19 and Libraries
PNLA Quarterly is publishing a special issue about the Libraries and COVID-19. PNLAQ would like to hear from you about your COVID-19 library experiences. They are interested in capturing librarian responses, reactions, and reflections about your experiences, including opinion, phots, and descriptions of your library’s response.

Email pnlaqeditors@gmail.com with your library reactions, responses, and reflections to the pandemic. Brief and long papers, essays, and writing on the topic are welcome. This is a special issue not subject to peer review. See the PNLA Quarterly page HERE.

Ensuring Cultural Heritage Security During Lockdown: A Challenge For Museum Professionals and Police Services
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 health crisis, 95% of the world’s museums have been forced to temporarily close their doors to protect their visitors. Self-isolation measures represent a huge challenge for museum professionals who must continue to ensure the security of their collections. For decades, ICOM and its International Committee for Museum Security (ICMS) have supported the museum community in securing their collections by offering advice and tools that are simple to implement in relation to security staff, intruder detection systems, CCTV, internal communication and reporting. INTERPOL, through its Works of Art unit, continues to support the protection of cultural heritage across its 194 member countries. In addition to existing support, ICOM and INTERPOL are now recommending the implementation or reinforcement of the following measures: Read More


INDUSTRY NEWS 

Belgium and Italy Will Reopen Their Museums in May, But Keep Strict Social-Distancing Rules in Place
Italy, the hardest-hit country in Europe, enacted a complete nationwide shutdown on March 10. Now, it is reintroducing normal activities in stages, starting with low-traffic business such as bookstores and dry cleaners, which were allowed to reopen on April 14. The next phase is set to start on May 4, with museums slated to welcome visitors again on May 18. They must follow safety guidelines drawn up by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, which requires that all tickets be purchased online and visitors must practice social distancing in the galleries.

In Belgium, a national commission formed to develop a reopening plan earlier this month announced that there would be three phases for reducing restrictions on businesses and public gatherings there. Museums are included in phase two, which is scheduled to begin May 18, so long that social-distancing measures are followed. Read More

Video Shows Art Thief Stealing Prized van Gogh Painting With a Sledgehammer
All it took was a few sturdy swings with a sledgehammer and a prized painting by Vincent van Gogh was gone. A Dutch crime-busting television show has aired security camera footage showing how an art thief smashed his way through reinforced glass doors at a museum in the early hours of March 30. He later hurried out through the museum gift shop with a Vincent van Gogh painting tucked under his right arm and the sledgehammer in his left hand. Police hope that publicizing the images will help them track down the thief who stole Van Gogh’s “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884” from the Singer Laren Museum while it was shut down due to coronavirus containment measures. Read More

Museum Guards Are Patrolling Empty Galleries – Inside an ‘Eerie’ Lockdown Shift
As lockdown silences Britain’s art galleries, the staff who look after them explain how life is more serene – and eerier. It’s actually the street lights outside flickering on and off, casting strange, inconsistent shadows across the sculpture galleries. But even if you know that, says Alex Butler, assistant manager for the gallery’s “visitor services” team, these are eerie places in which to be alone… And down the road at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Vernon Rapley, the director of cultural-heritage protection and security, listens for the traffic noise on the Cromwell Road. It usually carries on throughout the night. But that hum, and the regular hustle-and-bustle on Exhibition Road, have vanished, leaving a peculiar silence in their wake.

No, this isn’t how you announce a fourth installment for the Night at the Museum films – this is reality for the British art galleries closed to the public under the coronavirus lockdown, and for the staff who are still at work in them. Read More


ASSOCIATE MEMBER NEWS 

INOVONICS

The Changing Landscape of Security System Installations
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. (MST) ∙ LIVE Stream on Microsoft Teams
10 Minute Presentation followed by an open Q&A discussion

Times have changed for businesses in every vertical market. Due to the ongoing pandemic we must become adaptable, be transparent in our business communications and offer reliable and timely solutions.

In this brief presentation we’ll focus on:

  • The potential window of opportunity to conduct business openly until restrictions are once again heightened.
  • The inherent benefit of fast installation times using wireless technology in commercial settings.
  • How to make workplace environments as efficient as possible.
  • Specific issues relevant to healthcare, temporary facilities and facility expansions.
  • Inovonics system integration options with various partners.

Register Here

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ARTSENTRY

Cost-Effective Protection
Cost-effective museum protection is one of the top concerns for the operations staff. That includes guarding against theft and damage by ensuring an effective security plan is in place to protect the collection. Without an effective plan, you could be jeopardizing the artwork and historical pieces in your gallery or museum. In cultural properties, the current museum protection model consists of two main components: the guards in the galleries and other security technologies which includes a video surveillance system. In most cases, the video security system records footage, which can later be accessed if an issue occurs. In some cases, the camera images are monitored in real-time by an officer in a command center to heighten museum protection.

This protection model is widespread, but offers many challenges to today’s museums – specifically around its overall cost and effectiveness. Read More


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Participants of this one-hour webinar will learn a holistic process to the following:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a Physical Security System
  • Identify and prioritize critical assets for protection
  • Identify threats and hazards that could negatively impact critical assets
  • Prioritize protection efforts by assessing the level of undesirable consequence and probability of occurrence of a loss event
  • The objectives of a security program and elements and functions of a physical protection system
  • Facility components related to the security risk analysis
  • How to determine the criticality of an asset
  • Elements of a threat statement and how it fits into the security risk analysis
  • Various security countermeasures

Presented by: Jim McGuffey, M.A. CPP, PSP, PCI
Date/Time: Thursday, April 30 at 9am Mountain Time
Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $25 to IFCPP Members, $35 for non-members
Registration is open through Wednesday, April 29

REGISTER NOW
You will be emailed the link at the date and time (Mountain Time) listed above. You will not need to download any software.