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.
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 Matters Chapter 2. Security and Capacity Chapter 3. Risk Chapter 4. Hazards, Threats, and Contributors Chapter 5. Target Vulnerability and Exposure Chapter 6. Probability and Uncertainty Chapter 7. Events and Returns Chapter 8. Cultures, Structures, and Processes for Managing Security and Risks Chapter 9. Tolerability and Sensitivity Chapter 10. Controls and Strategies Chapter 11. Recording, Communicating, Assuring, and Auditing Chapter 12. Operational and Logistical Security Chapter 13. Physical (Site) Security Chapter 14. Information, Communications, and Cyber Security Chapter 15. Transport Security Chapter 16. Personal Security