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Security Principles

Did you know there are 10 security principles for effective security management?

According to the text by Dr Clifton Smith and Dr David Brooks entitled "Security Science: The Theory and Practice of Security" there are 10 core principles:

1. Informed: Security must have current data, information and intelligence on which to base its actions.

2. Directed: Security must have clear direction as to what is required of it.

3. Independent: Security must be independent of the line management hierarchy to ensure its independence.

4. Cooperative: Security must have the cooperation of other internal and external agencies including emergency services and other stakeholders such as neighbours.

5. Monitored: Security systems and staff must be monitored to ensure they are providing the level of service an organisation requires.

6. Consistent: Security operations must be consistent in time, space, and application to all staff.

7. Unpredictable: When, how and where security operations will be conducted must be random.

8. Concentrated: Concentration of security increases effectiveness, but must be offset against cost and acceptability of this option.

9. Appreciated: Security initiatives must be impressed upon all staff to ensure their significance is embraced. 

10. Acceptable: Security must be financially, socially, and ethically acceptable.

The security function should be managed in line with these 10 core security principles.

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