In What the Defendant Can Do Wrong, security management and risk management expert witness Ira Somerson, BCFE, CPP, CSC, describes:
Examples of “Qualitative” Risk Assessment:
■ Facility’s perimeter and community surveys.
■ Police Department and other community interviews.
■ Employee and contractor interviews.
■ Process and operational surveillance and studies.
■ Analysis of existing physical and procedural security.
Examples of “Quantitative” Risk Assessment:
■ Benchmarking all facility’s operated by the organization to determine risk levels and a standard of care.
■ Benchmarking competitive or similar facilities to identify a standard of care.
■ Analysis of public police (dispatch and/or incident data) and an organization’s incident data.
■ Analysis of an organizations in-house incident data.
■ Reference to and use of strategy (security practices) evolving from scientific research.