“Remain aware of your surroundings and maintain security awareness at all times” Popular words during any type of safety/security briefing, yet without the proper orientation it remains an empty phrase.
Stratfor offers the best basic introduction into what is & how to apply the simple yet powerful tool that known as Situational Awareness.
“First and foremost, it needs to be noted that being aware of one’s surroundings and identifying potential threats and dangerous situations is more of a mindset than a hard skill. Because of this, situational awareness is not something that can be practiced only by highly trained government agents or specialized corporate security countersurveillance teams. Indeed, it can be exercised by anyone with the will and the discipline to do so.”
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