Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems / Edition 2

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Design and Evaluation of Physical Security Systems, 2e, includes updated references to security expectations and changes since 9/11. The threat chapter includes references to new threat capabilities in Weapons of Mass Destruction, and a new figure on hate crime groups in the US. All the technology chapters have been reviewed and updated to include technology in use since 2001, when the first edition was published. Garcia has also added a new chapter that shows how the methodology described in the book is applied in transportation systems. College faculty who have adopted this text have suggested improvements and these have been incorporated as well. This second edition also includes some references to the author's recent book on Vulnerability Assessment, to link the two volumes at a high level.

• New chapter on transportation systems
• Extensively updated chapter on threat definition
• Major changes to response chapter

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Personally, I consider the first edition of this book to be a classic. For anyone who really knows security, this book is the bible. It is just the way it has to be done."—Dennis Giever, PhD, Dept of Criminology, Indiana U of Pennsylvania
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750683524
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 9/26/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ms. Garcia is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Labs. She has over 20 years experience in Science and Engineering research, development, application, teaching, and project management experience of security systems and technology. She has been a certified Protection Professional since 1997.

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Table of Contents

Part One
Chapter 1 - Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems
Safety vs. Security
Process Overview
Physical Protection System Design
PPS Functions
Design Goals
Design Criteria
Physical Protection System Design and the Relationship to Risk

Chapter 2 - Facility Characterization
Physical Conditions
Facility Operations
Facility Policies and Procedures
Regulatory Requirements
Safety Considerations
Legal Issues
Corporate Goals and Objectives
Other Information
Security Principle

Chapter 3 - Threat Definition [extensively updated]
Steps for Threat Definition
List Threat Information
Collect Threat Information
Organize Threat Information
Example Threat Statements

Chapter 4 - Target Identification
Undesirable Consequences
Consequence Analysis
Techniques for Target Identification
Vital Area Identification
Security Principle

Part Two
Chapter 5 - Physical Protection System Design
Physical Protection System Design
PPS Functions
Relationship of PPS Functions
Characteristics of an Effective PPS
Design Criteria
Additional Design Elements
Security Principles

Chapter 6 Exterior Intrusion Sensors
Performance Characteristics
Sensor Classification
Sensor Technology
Perimeter Sensor Systems—Design Concepts and Goals
Effects of Physical and Environmental Conditions
Integration with Video Assessment System
Integration with Barrier Delay System
Exterior Sensor Subsystem Characteristics
Security Principles

Chapter 7 Interior Intrusion Sensors
Performance Characteristics
Sensor Classification
Sensor Technology
Effects of Environmental Conditions
Sensor Selection
System Integration
Security Principles

Chapter 8- Alarm Assessment
Assessment vs. Surveillance
Video Alarm Assessment System
Alarm Assessment by Response Force
Integration with Safety Systems
Legal issues
Acceptance Testing
Security Principles

Chapter 9—Alarm Communication and Display
Evolution of Alarm Reporting Systems
AC&D Attributes
Alarm Communication Subsystem
Alarm Control and Display
Offline Systems
AC&D System Design
Security Principles

Chapter 10-Entry Control
Personnel Entry Control
Personnel Entry Control Bypass
Contraband Detection
System Integration and Installation Issues
Administrative Procedures
Security Principles

Chapter 11- Access Delay
Barrier Types and Principles
System Considerations
Aspects of Penetration
Perimeter Barriers
Structural Barriers
Dispensable Barriers
Security Principles

Chapter 12 Response [extensively updated]
General Considerations
Contingency Planning
Security Principles

Part Three
Chapter 13 Analysis and Evaluation
Adversary Paths
Effectiveness Measures
Quantitative Analysis
Critical Path
Qualitative Analysis
Security Principles
Chapter 14 - EASI Computer Model for Analysis
Quantitative Analysis Tools
EASI Model
Using the Model
Adversary Sequence Diagrams
Security Principle

Chapter 15 - Risk Assessment
Risk Management Approaches
Risk Equation
Vulnerability Assessment Process
Risk Assessment
Performance Testing
Security Principle

Chapter 16-Transportation System application [New]

Appendix A-Threat tables
Appendix B-EASI Model

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