Federal Emergency Management Agency 452
- Provides private institutions with a threat assessment program whereby possible threats are identified and information is collected on these threats; establishes the building design basis threat, and determines the threat rating based on threat likelihood and damages inflicted as a consequence of an attack.
- Helps asset owners do an asset value assessment through the identification of assets that are possibly affected by threats by identifying the critical assets, layers of defense, and the building core functions and infrastructure which provides the information necessary for an asset value rating
- Provides information on creating a vulnerability assessment through the organization of necessary resources, evaluation of the building and site, preparation of a vulnerability portfolio and determination of the vulnerability rating
- Helps create a risk assessment by providing guidance on preparing the risk assessment matrices, determining risk ratings, and prioritizing observations in the Building Vulnerability Assessment Checklist
- Facilitates the identification, evaluation, and prioritization of the most practical mitigation options by identifying preliminary mitigation options, reviewing the mitigation options, estimating costs, and reviewing mitigation, cost, and layers of defense
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 452, titled, Risk Assessment: A How-To Guide to Mitigate Potential Terrorist Attacks Against Buildings: Providing Protection to People and Buildings, in the Risk Management Series, provides information on outlining critical assets and functions within high population private sector buildings, on ascertaining and assessing threats to, and vulnerabilities of those critical assets, and on methods to assess and mitigate associated risks.