Daily Archives: December 1, 2016


Physical Security Principles and the Test of Time: A “Forensic Risk Assessment” of Machu Picchu

In the high mists of the Peruvian jungle is an elegant testament to the effectiveness of carefully layered physical security design principles.  It has stood the test of time, the elements, and – most importantly – the Spanish Conquistadores. It is the Incan citadel known as Machu Picchu (translated “old mountain”), located deep in the Cordillera Vilcabamba, on the eastern slopes of the Andes mountains.  A few weeks ago I visited this remote mountaintop location […]