AVERT provides consistent, objective, and quantitative analysis of your security. Users can compare the effectiveness of various security procedures or designs to realize and most effective, cost efficient way to improve security. Not only can AVERT model technology and physical security, but it can also account for guard routes and responses, wind patterns, the effects of weather, the time of day, and the goals and reactions potential adversaries might deploy. For example, AVERT considers multiple intruders and targets, diversionary tactics, insider threats, the use of standoff weapons, force-on-force combat, and more.
AVERT uses a visual and holistic approach to help users understand and prioritize all of a site’s vulnerabilities and see how to most effectively improve security. It also helps users understand the ramifications of proposed security changes, especially those that traditional methods would overlook.
Optimization of Security Expenditures and Budget Justification:
AVERT’s available reports and various outputs facilitate quantitative cost-benefit analysis to help decision-makers understand the value of each security resource in order to find the highest value security. AVERT’s optimization features can minimize security expenditures by pinpointing vulnerabilities and finding the best security measures within a given budget. By providing the user with quantitative, verified data on the effectiveness of different threat-mitigation scenarios, AVERT can be used to justify new funding for additional security measures. The AVERT software is also effective at determining the best allocation of security resources that are already in place by validating the effectiveness of actual or potential security designs. In short, the user can use AVERT as a tool to allocate security budgets in the most effective way possible.
Updating and comparing models is easy with the AVERT Software. Rather than starting from scratch each time security postures change, users can quickly update models and run them against the same threat scenarios. The AVERT Software’s objective and quantitative results can then be benchmarked and continuously tracked over time.
AVERT Results and Optimization Engine
AVERT automatically calculates facility weaknesses and visually represents these vulnerabilities as color-coded paths in a 3D model of you actual facility. AVERT then applies probabilistic algorithms and Monte Carlo analysis along these paths to identify, quantify, and mitigate security weaknesses. AVERT’s ability to analyze multiple security configurations supports “what-If’ analysis, providing optimal security solutions within budget and security constraints.
AVERT is scalable so that you can assess the security of any location or structure, from a single building to an entire geographical region. Models include locations and characteristics of terrains, natural and man-made barriers, sensors, and guards. In contrast to other technologies, users do not need to create complex logic models that significantly abstract the physical world. While a logic model framework can be very rigid and only approachable by subject matter experts and analysts, AVERT allows for the rapid development of detailed site models that are easily recognizable and transparent to analysts, force protection personnel, facility management and other stakeholders.
For each of the vulnerability pathways, AVERT provides straightforward summary statistics on the effectiveness of your security system:
- Detection Probability: P(d)
- Interruption Probability: P(i)
- Neutralization Probability: P(n|i)
- System Effectiveness: P(e)
Additionally, very detailed quantitative results and charts are provided for a step-by-step assessment of security.
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