Protecting nuclear facilities requires a balance of ingenuity, technological sophistication and extremely hard posture. The Anti-terrorist technologies protecting these super secure sites must be mission compliant without compromise, 24/7.
Isotec Security defines mission compliance as strategically designed security systems that utilize automated and tactically coordinated technologies. The ICON software embedded within Programmable Logic Controllers has proven its capability with unparalleled functionality and economy for Department of Energy facilities.
Nuclear power plants have long been recognized as potential targets of terrorist attacks, and critics have long questioned the adequacy of the measures required of nuclear plant operators to defend against such attacks. Following the September 11, 2001, attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) began a "top-to-bottom" review of its security requirements. On February 25, 2002, the agency issued "interim compensatory security measures" to deal with the "generalized high-level threat environment" that continued to exist, and on January 7, 2003, it issued regulatory orders that tightened nuclear plant access. On April 29, 2003, NRC issued three orders to restrict security officer work hours, establish new security force training and qualification requirements, and increase the "design basis threat" that nuclear security forces must be able to defeat.
Given the bewildering array of potential terrorist targets, there is a clear need for a systematic approach that can (1) classify targets according to attractiveness, vulnerability and consequences; (2) apportion physical security resources in order to achieve a uniform level of protection across the infrastructure; and (3) assess the effectiveness of protective measures against terrorist threats using a consistent methodology.
However, this is easier said than done. Critical infrastructure protection today is provided by a hodgepodge of expensive private security forces, state police, local law enforcement and the National Guard (when called to serve in its capacity as a state militia), the particular mix depending on the industry, state, region, threat level and available resources. The potential for inconsistent security regimens is elevated due to the various training standards and emphasis from one organization to the next.
Isotec Security's site specific and risk appropriate technologies offer a consistent methodology of security regardless of the man power resources available, their experience or training level. The defined by a facilities needs Isotec Security's design solutions allow for consistent security methodologies, providing 100% objective, risk appropriate and site specific security from site to site.