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Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems, 2nd Edition by Mary Lynn Garcia

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Threat Definition

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The possibility that criminals or terrorists might attempt to steal assets or information, sabotage a facility, extort a person, or perform other criminal activities at industrial or government sites has created special problems for the protection of assets. The designers of PPSs and those in charge of setting requirements make certain assumptions about the intentions and capabilities of their perceived adversaries. Assumptions are made when people in government or industry make budgetary allocations for physical protection measures. Assumptions are made when a decision is reached to acquire or not to acquire certain kinds ...

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