Strategic Security Management

Strategic Security Management

A Risk Assessment Guide for Decision Makers

1st Edition - October 12, 2006

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  • Author: Karim Vellani
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080465968

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Strategic Security Management supports data driven security that is measurable, quantifiable and practical. Written for security professionals and other professionals responsible for making security decisions as well as for security management and criminal justice students, this text provides a fresh perspective on the risk assessment process. It also provides food for thought on protecting an organization’s assets, giving decision makers the foundation needed to climb the next step up the corporate ladder. Strategic Security Management fills a definitive need for guidelines on security best practices. The book also explores the process of in-depth security analysis for decision making, and provides the reader with the framework needed to apply security concepts to specific scenarios. Advanced threat, vulnerability, and risk assessment techniques are presented as the basis for security strategies. These concepts are related back to establishing effective security programs, including program implementation, management, and evaluation. The book also covers metric-based security resource allocation of countermeasures, including security procedures, personnel, and electronic measures. Strategic Security Management contains contributions by many renowned security experts, such as Nick Vellani, Karl Langhorst, Brian Gouin, James Clark, Norman Bates, and Charles Sennewald.

Key Features

  • Provides clear direction on how to meet new business demands on the security professional
  • Guides the security professional in using hard data to drive a security strategy, and follows through with the means to measure success of the program
  • Covers threat assessment, vulnerability assessment, and risk assessment - and highlights the differences, advantages, and disadvantages of each


Security managers, security consultants, other security professionals, and students in security and business programs.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Data Driven Security
    Chapter 2: Asset Identification and Security Inventory
    Chapter 3: Threat Assessments
    Chapter 4: Crime Analysis
    Chapter 5: Vulnerability Assessment
    Chapter 6: Risk Assessment
    Chapter 7: Information Technology Risk Management
    Chapter 8: Prevention
    Chapter 9: Security Measures: Polices & Procedures
    Chapter 10: Security Measures: Physical Security
    Chapter 11: Security Measures: Deploying Physical Security Measures
    Chapter 12: Security Measures: Personnel
    Chapter 13: Project Management
    Chapter 14: Premises Security Liability
    Chapter 15: Forensic Security
    Chapter 16: Ethics in Security
    Appendix A: Certified Security Consultant’s (CSC) Code of Ethics
    Appendix B: International Association of Professional Security Consultant’s Forensic Methodology
    Appendix C: Sample Risk Assessment Report
    Appendix D: Crime Analysis Reports

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2006
  • Published: October 12, 2006
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080465968

About the Author

Karim Vellani

Karim H. Vellani, CPP, CSC, earned his M.S. from Sam Houston State University in Criminal Justice Management. He is a member of the International Association of Crime Analysis, International Association of Professional Security Consultants, and ASIS International. Currently he serves as President of Threat Analysis Group, LLC, based in Sugar Land, TX, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Threat Analysis Group, LLC, Sugar Land, TX

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