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: 5th May 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