Risk Management for Security Professionals / Edition 1

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Overview

This book describes the risk management methodology as a specific process, a theory, or a procedure for determining your assets, vulnerabilities, and threats and how security professionals can protect them.
Risk Management for Security Professionals is a practical handbook for security managers who need to learn risk management skills. It goes beyond the physical security realm to encompass all risks to which a company may be exposed. Risk Management as presented in this book has several goals:
Provides standardized common approach to risk management through a framework that effectively links security strategies and related costs to realistic threat assessment and risk levels
Offers flexible yet structured framework that can be applied to the risk assessment and decision support process in support of your business or organization
Increases awareness in terms of potential loss impacts, threats and vulnerabilities to organizational assets
Ensures that various security recommendations are based on an integrated assessment of loss impacts, threats, vulnerabilities and resource constraints

Risk management is essentially a process methodology that will provide a cost-benefit payback factor to senior management.

Provides a stand-alone guide to the risk management process

Helps security professionals learn the risk countermeasures and their pros and cons

Addresses a systematic approach to logical decision-making about the allocation of scarce security resources

Audience: Security professionals, Students of Security Courses.

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Goes beyond the physical security realm to encompass all risks to which a company may be exposed, and provides a systematic approach to acquiring and analyzing information necessary to support decision- makers in protection of assets and allocation of security resources. Offers recommendations for managers who are responsible for accepting risks and planning and funding security programs, and illustrates situational solutions for classified or unclassified government and civilian environments. Includes forms, assessment sheets, and checklists. The author is a consultant in the field. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750671132
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 5/19/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 0.88 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

*Risk Management: A Short History and its Importance *Key Terms and Definitions *Risk Management Process Overview *Asset Identification *Threat Identification and Assessment *Conducting the Site Specific Threat Assessment
• Vulnerability Identification and Assessment
• The Risk Assessment *The Risk Assessment
• Cost-Benefit Analysis *Risk Management and Your Organization
• Appendix A: Risk Management Case Study and Practical Exercises *Appendix B: Forms Used in the Risk Management Process
• Appendix C: Are You Safeguarding the Crown Jewels - Determining Critical and Sensitive Information *Appendix D: Obtaining Asset Information - Conducting Interviews *Appendix E: Technology Collection Trends in the U.S. Defense Industry *Appendix F: The Foreign Threat to U.S. Business Travelers *Appendix G: Intelligence Organizations
• Appendix H: The FBI National Security Awareness Program *Appendix I: Economic & Espionage News for the Risk Manager
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