Sean A. Ahrens
Security Market Group Leader
Sean A. Ahrens is a well-known security/resilience leader whose achievements span the globe. He has facilitated threat, risk, vulnerability, loss and shrinkage audit/analysis. Ahrens is known for the physical, technological and operation security controls that he has developed for some of the most iconic projects, both domestically and internationally. He has also offered security thought leadership in the development of security standards and guides.
A former founding member of the ASIS International commission on guidelines, Ahrens has contributed to several security guides and standards and continues his work with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. In this role, he is developed a security guideline to assist developers and owners in the selection of security controls for their respective iconic properties. He continues his thought leadership with resilience, master planning, risk/threat/vulnerability assessment and security technology design. Ahrens’ experience includes surveillance, control enter design, convergence, PSIM, access control, door hardware and intrusion detection, and he has professional competence in higher threats/vulnerabilities involving chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats, force protection and related pedestrian and vehicle screening technologies.
Updating Methodologies and Guidelines for Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Methods for Protecting Public Spaces
The U.S. government is in the process of updating its guidelines and best practices for threat, risk and vulnerability assessments, through agencies like the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, along with a great deal of input on resilience and adaptation for many different kinds of agencies, installations and commercial enterprises. This discussion touches on three different aspects of this ongoing process and highlights what some of the impacts that these updated measures will have inside and outside of government.