In most cases, there is a fairly obvious answer to this question. Typically, security personnel are deployed in the protection of people and property. In some environments, however, the assets in need of protection are not so obvious. Take a high tech environment, for example, where the assets may be design features of equipment. Or the design characteristics of a car manufacturer’s new models. Are security officers aware that unauthorized people, such as competitors, can learn enough about the equipment or the cars even from seeing them from a distance?

In one of those environments where the assets are less obvious. you might be surprised to hear a security officer’s answer to the question, “what are you protecting?”