Deter/Deterrence

Definition(s)


Deter/Deterrence

A countermeasure strategy that is intended to prevent or discourage the occurrence of a breach of security or a security incident.

Source: API RP 781 Security Plan Methodology for the Oil and Natural Gas Industries.1st Ed. September 2016. Global Standards

 

Deter/Deterrence

A countermeasures strategy that is intended to prevent or discourage the occurrence of a breach of security by means of fear or doubt. Physical security systems such as warning signs, lights, uniformed guards, cameras, and bars are examples of countermeasures that provide deterrence.

Source:API STANDARD 780, Security Risk Assessment Methodology for the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries, First Edition, May 2013. Global Standards