Today – not just here in the United States but in large-event venues across communities, cities and countries around the world – bringing 70,000 people together in one place, for just a few hours, carries with it a new and increasingly complex responsibility, one that can be measured in millions of dollars and in human lives.
Responsible for two separate stadiums and other assets, a state agency selected Hillard Heintze, after conducting a competitive bidding process, to conduct a comprehensive security threat and vulnerability assessment of its critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR).
The Hillard Heintze Solution
The scope of the assessment included an evaluation of the following: (a) security force structure, including a review of post orders, training and distribution of officers; (b) physical protection, including perimeter and buffer zone protection; (c) access control, including personnel and material; (d) electronic security and CCTV system; and (e) a general assessment of security vulnerabilities and weaknesses at the facilities.
Impact on the Client’s Business
Hillard Heintze provided the state agency – along with its oversight board, management team, operations personnel and security chief – with a robust set of observations and recommendations on seven key security domains and nearly 50 specific capabilities.
Today, the agency is in the process of systematically implementing a multi-year plan to eliminate or mitigate these exposures and advance a best practice-based platform for preventing incidents with the potential to harm fans, athletes and players, employees and third-party providers, agency facilities and infrastructure, and both tangible business assets (revenue) and intangible ones (goodwill, reputation and brand integrity).