Responsibilities of Security Services in the Soft Target Protection

  • Zuzana ZvakováEmail author
  • Štefan Jangl
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


Security services are one of the mechanisms for the provision of soft target protection. Security services complete the object protection system, e.g. protection of the persons or assets from the special category of soft target, mainly it is about the physical protection and the intelligence service. Type of security service is chosen by the owner or operator of the assets (e.g. shopping centre, school, campus, airport, etc.) or by the event organizer (e.g. concert, festival, march, sports event etc.). A special group of security services are private security services. Private security services constitute a part of a market economy providing security. At the same time aims to make a profit. The biggest benefit of this kind of security service is its professional competence and its interest to satisfy the client. The paper is focused on responsibilities and competencies of private security services in the soft target protection as well as the content of the terms of private physical protection and private intelligence services and the ways of its use in the soft target protection.


Security services Soft target protection Private security services 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ŽilinaŽilinaSlovakia

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