This thesis contributes to the improvement in efficiency of security planning processes for mega-events. The thesis looks theoretically into the possibility of applying the viable systems model from Fredmund Malik to the stages of the security planning of mega-events.
Mega-events take place in a volatile environment, effected by all the different stakeholders like government authorities, event organizers, spectators and the media. All these aspects affect the mega-event and should be considered by the security management. Otherwise, risks could not be recognized early enough and the possibility of incidents is increasingly high. According to this, mega-events may be defined as complex organizations.