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A Practical Introduction to Security and Risk Management

A Practical Introduction to Security and Risk Management

By: Bruce Oliver Newsome (author)Paperback

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A Practical Introduction to Security and Risk Management is the first book to introduce the full spectrum of security and risks and their management. Author and field expert Bruce Newsome helps readers learn how to understand, analyze, assess, control, and generally manage security and risks from the personal to the operational. They will develop the practical knowledge and skills they need, including analytical skills, basic mathematical methods for calculating risk in different ways, and more artistic skills in making judgments and decisions about which risks to control and how to control them. Organized into 16 brief chapters, the book shows readers how to: analyze security and risk; identify the sources of risk (including hazards, threats, and contributors); analyze exposure and vulnerability; assess uncertainty and probability; develop an organization's culture, structure, and processes congruent with better security and risk management; choose different strategies for managing risks; communicate and review; and manage security in the key domains of operations, logistics, physical sites, information, communications, cyberspace, transport, and personal levels.

About Author

Bruce Oliver Newsome, PhD, is a lecturer in the School of International & Area Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Before teaching, he was a research policy scientist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California. He earned his undergraduate degree with honors in war studies from Kings College London, a master's degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, and PhD in international studies from the University of Reading.


Chapter 1. Introduction: Why Security and Risk Management MattersChapter 2. Security and CapacityChapter 3. RiskChapter 4. Hazards, Threats, and ContributorsChapter 5. Target Vulnerability and ExposureChapter 6. Probability and UncertaintyChapter 7. Events and ReturnsChapter 8. Cultures, Structures, and Processes for Managing Security and RisksChapter 9. Tolerability and SensitivityChapter 10. Controls and StrategiesChapter 11. Recording, Communicating, Assuring, and AuditingChapter 12. Operational and Logistical SecurityChapter 13. Physical (Site) SecurityChapter 14. Information, Communications, and Cyber SecurityChapter 15. Transport SecurityChapter 16. Personal Security

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781452290270
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 408
  • ID: 9781452290270
  • ISBN10: 145229027X

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