Security Science

Security Science

The Theory and Practice of Security

1st Edition - December 31, 2012
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  • Authors: Clifton Smith, David Brooks
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123944368
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123947857

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Description

Security Science integrates the multi-disciplined practice areas of security into a single structured body of knowledge, where each chapter takes an evidence-based approach to one of the core knowledge categories. The authors give practitioners and students the underlying scientific perspective based on robust underlying theories, principles, models or frameworks. Demonstrating the relationships and underlying concepts, they present an approach to each core security function within the context of both organizational security and homeland security. The book is unique in its application of the scientific method to the increasingly challenging tasks of preventing crime and foiling terrorist attacks. Incorporating the latest security theories and principles, it considers security from both a national and corporate perspective, applied at a strategic and tactical level. It provides a rational basis for complex decisions and begins the process of defining the emerging discipline of security science.

Key Features

  • A fresh and provocative approach to the key facets of security
  • Presentation of theories and models for a reasoned approach to decision making
  • Strategic and tactical support for corporate leaders handling security challenges
  • Methodologies for protecting national assets in government and private sectors
  • Exploration of security’s emerging body of knowledge across domains

Readership

Students in Security, Homeland Security, and Security Science programs in APAC, UK, Middle East and US; security professionals in government and corporate settings worldwide

Table of Contents

  • Dedication

    Acknowledgments

    About the Authors

    Foreword

    Preface

    Chapter 1. Concept of Security

    Objectives

    Introduction

    Scientific method in support of security science

    Defining the concept of security

    Security of individuals

    Security of groups

    Security of nation-state and international systems

    Concept of security matrix

    Security science: context defines concept definition

    Security science

    Conclusion

    Further Reading

    References

    Chapter 2. Security Management

    Objectives

    Introduction

    Security management issues

    A systems approach

    Security management

    Strategic security management frameworks

    Organizational resilience

    Security management functions

    Security management policies and procedures

    Security principles

    Security ethics

    Security decay

    Conclusion

    Websites

    References

    Chapter 3. Security Risk Management

    Objectives

    Introduction

    The concept of risk

    Defining risk

    The concepts of probability to likelihood

    Importance of consequence

    Source of risk

    Risk management

    An international approach to risk management

    Security risk management

    Threat

    Criticality

    Vulnerability

    Threat, criticality, and vulnerability

    Risk models and modeling

    Gaming risk

    Decision-making in risk

    Perception and culture

    Trust

    Gaining consensus

    Conclusion

    Further Reading

    References

    Chapter 4. Built Environment

    Objectives

    Introduction

    Built environment

    Security and the built environment

    Facility management

    Who is the facility manager?

    Facility management and security

    Building management systems

    Protecting the facility

    Conclusion

    Further Reading

    References

    Chapter 5. Physical Security

    Objectives

    Introduction

    Routine activity theory

    Defense-in-depth

    Crime prevention through environmental design

    Physical barriers

    Relationships between DiD functions

    Conclusion

    Further Reading

    References

    Chapter 6. Detection Systems

    Objectives

    Introduction

    Theory

    Function of security technology

    Barrier and open ground detection

    Testing systems

    Conclusion

    Further Reading

    References

    Chapter 7. Integrated Identification Technology

    Objectives

    Introduction

    Background

    Access control systems

    Cards

    Biometrics

    Intelligent CCTV

    Conclusion

    Further Reading

    References

    Chapter 8. Knowledge Management

    Objectives

    Introduction

    Knowledge

    Intelligence

    Intelligence in security management

    Vetting

    Predictive profiling

    Conclusion

    Further Reading

    References

    Chapter 9. Business Continuity Management

    Objectives

    Introduction

    Crisis

    Four phases of a crisis

    Business continuity management

    Essential elements of business continuity management

    BCM Framework

    Business impact forecasting

    Learning from a crisis

    Common elements of BCM

    Security and BCM

    Conclusion

    Further Reading

    References

    Chapter 10. The Future of Security

    Objectives

    Introduction

    Background

    Security in the future

    Future of intelligence

    Professionalism

    Management

    Conclusion

    Further Reading

    References

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2013
  • Published: December 31, 2012
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123944368
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123947857
  • About the Authors

    Clifton Smith

    Clifton L. Smith, PhD is a retired Associate Professor of Security Science in the School of

    Engineering, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. He developed their Security

    Science programs (BS, MS, and PhD) beginning in the 1980s, and helped establish their

    Security Science Research and Test Laboratory. He continues to conduct research in ballistics

    imaging, security knowledge and understanding, biometric imaging, and security education.

    Professor Smith has consulted in Australia, Southeast Asia, UK and India on security training

    programs, physical security audits, CCTV and infrared surveillance techniques, security lighting

    evaluation, and perimeter technology testing.

    David Brooks

    David J Brooks, PhD, is Senior Lecturer and research leader at Edith Cowan University,

    Australia, teaching and researching Security Science. Dr. Brooks specializes in security

    knowledge structure, security risk management and security technology. Past positions include

    the Australian Defence Force West Australian Infrastructure Plant Contract Manager, Senior

    Security Consultant with AMLEC House consulting group and others, and military service in the

    Royal Air Force, Air Defence group. Current research involves developing the theory of entropic

    security decay, defeat testing of security technology, use of resilience as an aid to National

    Security Vetting and Building Management System vulnerabilities.