Perimeter Security Supplier Association
Paul Jeffrey is a founder director of the Perimeter Security Suppliers Association (PSSA), a U.K.-based trade association for companies involved in the supply and installation of products designed to provide high levels of physical protection and intruder detection for sites and their external perimeters in all circumstances where terrorist or criminal attack is a perceived risk. This includes perimeter protection products, such as fences and walls, vehicle barriers and blockers, bollards, turnstiles, gates, detection systems, street furniture and other specialist equipment developed for this demanding sector of the security market.
Comparison of Standards and Certifications for Reduction of Terrorism Risk to Critical Infrastructure
The U.S. government uses a wide array of standards and best practices which vary widely from agency to agency and from installation to installation and originating from different agencies such as the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other agencies. This session will focus on the standards and best practices security measures recommended or that are overseen by DHS and approved directly or indirectly at individual locations by the Office of SAFETY Act Implementation.
A string of recent events, including the November 2021 vehicular attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin, have made the need to address attacks on public spaces and venues open to the public and implement the right protective measures increasingly clear and urgent. This session will examine and standards specific to physical security, as well as guidance to cities and venue managers on mitigation measures. International perspectives and insight will be shared from the U.K campaign for Protect Duty legislation (known as Martyn’s Law) following the 2017 terrorist attack at Manchester Arena.