line of defense

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Noun1.line of defense - any organization whose responsibility it is to defend against something; "police are the major line of defense against crime"
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
2.line of defense - defensive structure consisting of a barrier that can be employed for defense against attack
abatis, abattis - a line of defense consisting of a barrier of felled or live trees with branches (sharpened or with barbed wire entwined) pointed toward the enemy
defensive structure, defence, defense - a structure used to defend against attack; "the artillery battered down the defenses"
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Our line of defense was, of course, that the compound had been improperly used.
To me it's obvious the first line of defense was the student who reported the threat and who should be the one who gets the credit.
The third line of defense is Internal Audit, which performs in-depth reviews of the lines of business to determine whether the control structure, risk management protocols, and governance directives provide adequate oversight of loan servicing operations.
'Kami ang first line of defense. Pagka may gulo, ang pinupuntahan ng mga tao barangay, kaya lang hindi fully compensated ang mga barangay (officials at tanods),' the newly-appointed DILG undersecretary for barangay affairs said.
New Delhi [India], Nov 10 ( ANI ): Indian football defender Pritam Kotal has showered praise on goalkeeper Gurpreet Sandhu, saying the presence of large built man as the last line of defense adds to the confidence of the team.
As the leaders of the second line of defense, CROs need to provide a credible challenge to the first line, which includes front-line business units, operations and IT.
"However, the ISIL's offensive was short-lived, as the Syrian army alongside the National Defense Forces (NDF) fought off the terrorists attempting to bypass their first line of defense near Tal Kroum," the army went on to say.
"Taking into consideration deterioration of military and political situation in Afghanistan's Kunduz Province, which borders Tajikistan's Khatlon Province, the Ministry of Defense of Tajikistan together with other power-wielding structures of the country has completed work on creation of the second line of defense along the Khatlon stretch of the Tajik-Afghan border," an official source at the Ministry told Asia-Plus.
The organization repositioned itself as the First Line of Defense for public health in Mississippi, rolled out a robust new website, and established a presence on Facebook & Twitter.
* First line of defense (layer 1): Managers respond daily to risks at the operations level in order to be more efficient and effective in the long and short run and, ultimately, meet performance requirements in their business or strategic plan.
Arslan: Syria Represents First Arab Line of Defense Against Zionist and Western Plots