Discussion Questions: The CEO of your company would like for you as the security administrator to provide an action plan of the pros and cons of hiring internal security guards or relying on local law enforcement for security. This is a fictional activity so feel free to pick a company or the organization your currently work for or a fictional company. Within the action plan you will need to include the following:

  1. Cost assessment (payroll and overhead costs)
  2. Cost versus reward of internal security guards
  3. Local crime rates
  4. Willingness and ability of your employees to accomplish some additional safety and security tasks over and above their normal duties. Communication techniques for successful “buy in” of employees.
  5. Amount of risk that your organization can assume in the event of an incident without internal security guards.