Risk Management for Security Professionals - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750671132, 9780080516356

Risk Management for Security Professionals

1st Edition

Authors: Carl Roper
eBook ISBN: 9780080516356
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750671132
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 23rd June 1999
Page Count: 304
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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Security Professionals, Students of Security Courses

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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About the Author

Carl Roper

Affiliations and Expertise

Security Consultant, Richmond, VA, USA

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