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1 Explain the difference between safety and security?

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2008-07-25 19:39:34

Safety is rather protection against accidental events; security

is rather protection against intentional damages. Examples: 1) In

the case of a hurricane a place is safe because nothing can happen

to you there; in the case of a bank the place is secure because it

is protected against unautorizad access. 2) A path can be safe

because there is no risk of landslides, etc.; a path in Afghanistan

can be secured because there is enough military surveillance

protecting you from an ambush 3) Safety First! (this means that you

have to make sure no accidents can happen). Security First (this

means you have to make sure no ill-intentioned action ca occur.

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