- Security Assessment, Lighting Surveys & Substation Protection
Burns & McDonnell conducted a threat and security assessment of the administrative offices, operations center, warehouse and primary laydown yard for a major electrical and gas utility in the Northeast. The project included: working with federal, state and local officials to determine active and identified threats that could manifest and impact the utility; the evaluation of the potential consequences; and development of recommendations to reduce the likelihood of success or diminish the potential impact were the threats to materialize. It also included qualitative lighting surveys, a review of the security technology in place, policies and procedures, security protective force post orders, organizational controls, and nearby crime data.
We conducted a security technology benchmarking study of six critical, regulated substations where the technology in place was evaluated against industry standards and best practices, then evaluated the organization’s exposure to a specified specific type of sabotage, while still maintaining operational capabilities.
Our team also completed a review of the procedures and controls used to account for a single, high-value commodity at the utility and developed recommendations on how the utility can better track and control this commodity. The project concluded with identification of the appropriate security measures at each location, the gaps between current and appropriate, and an implementation plan that were presented in report format to provide the client with a security improvement roadmap.
- Security assessment at administrative offices, operations center, warehouse and laydown yard
- Multicampus lighting survey and evaluation
- Critical substation security technology benchmarking assessment
- Policies and procedures review
- Security master planning
- Security program standard development
- High-value commodity controls review
- Threat assessment of corporate facilities
- Security protective force assessment