Security: Key Steps to Safeguard Citizens
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Security: Key Steps to Safeguard Citizens

By Gov CIO Outlook | Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Governments, their institutions, and other stakeholders must be continuously attentive concerning the dangers that threaten their people's welfare.

FREMONT, CA: Protection and security are at the core of the stability of every country. People want to feel safe (protected against danger or injury) and comfortable (free from danger or threat). Today, security is at risk in all facets of our everyday lives, and confidence in the institutions that should keep us safe is poor. As a consequence, even in stable nations, many people complain they feel or feel vulnerable.

In this modern reality, state, local, and provincial governments need to see citizen protection (and security) in a systemic light and collaborate across boundaries to do this. Governments, their institutions, and other stakeholders must be continuously attentive concerning the dangers that threaten their people's welfare. This feature involves determining the extent of risk through the four intersecting realms of physical, technical, economic, and social security.

Agenda for Government and Business Action

Below are six main steps that government officials at all levels need to prioritize:

1. Establish systematic protection approaches. Management can assess how the current strategy can tailor to resolve the interplay of various physical, technical, economic, and social security realms and recognize low cross-sectoral ties.

2. Identify the stakeholders expected to work together to establish a shared vision and a national security and security strategy that can be cascaded at a local level, taking an inclusive approach to stakeholder participation.

3. Identify key deliverables and evaluate the interconnectivity of those participating in the distribution of crucial deliverables across industries.

4. Build infrastructure and capacity to provide defense, particularly by determining whether the appropriate dispersed leadership is in place across industries.

5. Invest in leadership to better learn how to influence the public and instill a sense of faith in those who represent them.

6. Carefully balance the trade-off in protection with citizens' interests. This involves deciding to a new partnership between residents and the state with respect to how people's privacy can be safeguarded.

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