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. 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
Facts101 is your complete guide to Strategic Security Management, A Risk Assessment Guide for Decision Makers. In this book, you will learn topics such as Threat Assessments, Crime Analysis, Vulnerability Assessment, and Risk Assessment plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Enterprise Security Risk Management
Author: Brian Allen, Esq., CISSP, CISM, CPP, CFE, Rachelle Loyear CISM, MBCP
Publisher: Rothstein Publishing
As a security professional, have you found that you and others in your company do not always define “security” the same way? Perhaps security interests and business interests have become misaligned. Brian Allen and Rachelle Loyear offer a new approach: Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM). By viewing security through a risk management lens, ESRM can help make you and your security program successful. In their long-awaited book, based on years of practical experience and research, Brian Allen and Rachelle Loyear show you step-by-step how Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) applies fundamental risk principles to manage all security risks. Whether the risks are informational, cyber, physical security, asset management, or business continuity, all are included in the holistic, all-encompassing ESRM approach which will move you from task-based to risk-based security. How is ESRM familiar? As a security professional, you may already practice some of the components of ESRM. Many of the concepts – such as risk identification, risk transfer and acceptance, crisis management, and incident response – will be well known to you. How is ESRM new? While many of the principles are familiar, the authors have identified few organizations that apply them in the comprehensive, holistic way that ESRM represents – and even fewer that communicate these principles effectively to key decision-makers. How is ESRM practical? ESRM offers you a straightforward, realistic, actionable approach to deal effectively with all the distinct types of security risks facing you as a security practitioner. ESRM is performed in a life cycle of risk management including: Asset assessment and prioritization. Risk assessment and prioritization. Risk treatment (mitigation). Continuous improvement. Throughout Enterprise Security Risk Management: Concepts and Applications, the authors give you the tools and materials that will help you advance you in the security field, no matter if you are a student, a newcomer, or a seasoned professional. Included are realistic case studies, questions to help you assess your own security program, thought-provoking discussion questions, useful figures and tables, and references for your further reading. By redefining how everyone thinks about the role of security in the enterprise, your security organization can focus on working in partnership with business leaders and other key stakeholders to identify and mitigate security risks. As you begin to use ESRM, following the instructions in this book, you will experience greater personal and professional satisfaction as a security professional – and you’ll become a recognized and trusted partner in the business-critical effort of protecting your enterprise and all its assets.
This book makes an accessible introduction to contemporary management theories and concepts applied to private security. Incorporating the latest business and social science research, and illustrated throughout with case studies written by experienced security professionals, the book provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to be an effective security manager in the 21st century. Detailed coverage includes the topics of leadership & supervision, planning and decision making, recruitment and selection, training, motivation, performance appraisal, discipline and discharge, labor relations, budgeting and scheduling. For managers and leaders in the private security industry, and for human resource personnel.
The Asset Protection and Security Management Handbook is a must for all professionals involved in the protection of assets. For those new to the security profession, the text covers the fundamental aspects of security and security management providing a firm foundation for advanced development. For the experienced security practitioner, it provides the tools necessary for developing effective solutions and responses to the growing number of challenges encountered by today's security professionals. Based on the ASIS asset protection course, the text provides information vital to security planning and operational requirements. It addresses the most comonly recognized issues in the field and explores the future of asset protection management. The authors examine the latest in crime detection, prevention, and interrogation techniques. The Asset Protection and Security Management Handbook will not only help you to explore effective security training and educational programs for your organization, but will also help you discover proven methods of selling your security program to top management.
Security Risk Assessment
Author: John M. White
Security Risk Assessment is the most up-to-date and comprehensive resource available on how to conduct a thorough security assessment for any organization. A good security assessment is a fact-finding process that determines an organization’s state of security protection. It exposes vulnerabilities, determines the potential for losses, and devises a plan to address these security concerns. While most security professionals have heard of a security assessment, many do not know how to conduct one, how it’s used, or how to evaluate what they have found. Security Risk Assessment offers security professionals step-by-step guidance for conducting a complete risk assessment. It provides a template draw from, giving security professionals the tools needed to conduct an assessment using the most current approaches, theories, and best practices. Discusses practical and proven techniques for effectively conducting security assessments Includes interview guides, checklists, and sample reports Accessibly written for security professionals with different levels of experience conducting security assessments
Follow step-by-step guidance to craft a successful security program. You will identify with the paradoxes of information security and discover handy tools that hook security controls into business processes. Information security is more than configuring firewalls, removing viruses, hacking machines, or setting passwords. Creating and promoting a successful security program requires skills in organizational consulting, diplomacy, change management, risk analysis, and out-of-the-box thinking. What You Will Learn: Build a security program that will fit neatly into an organization and change dynamically to suit both the needs of the organization and survive constantly changing threats Prepare for and pass such common audits as PCI-DSS, SSAE-16, and ISO 27001 Calibrate the scope, and customize security controls to fit into an organization’s culture Implement the most challenging processes, pointing out common pitfalls and distractions Frame security and risk issues to be clear and actionable so that decision makers, technical personnel, and users will listen and value your advice Who This Book Is For: IT professionals moving into the security field; new security managers, directors, project heads, and would-be CISOs; and security specialists from other disciplines moving into information security (e.g., former military security professionals, law enforcement professionals, and physical security professionals)
Applied Crime Analysis
Author: Karim H. Vellani, Joel D. Nahoun
Applied Crime Analysis covers all aspects of crime analysis for private sector businesses including examining the frequency of crimes, the nature of these crimes, the day and time of the incident, the risk to a property and its inhabitants, and the objective analysis of preventative security measures in place. Applied Crime Analysis compares data sources used in conducting crime analysis and explores ways to organize statistical data, crime analysis methodologies, crime prevention theories, and methods of determining patterns and trends. By explaining the significance of crime statistics relative to crime prevention theory and techniques, the book provides readers with a clear, strategic plan to implement crime prevention programs and security resources. Discusses crime analysis techniques and theories in detail Covers all aspects of crime analysis for private sector businesses Uses fictional case studies found throughout chapters that help readers apply statistical data to practical, everyday use
In light of the ongoing war against terrorism, can the United States maintain its dedication to protecting civil liberties without compromising security? At stake is nothing less than the survival of ideas associated with the modern period of political philosophy: the freedom of conscience, the inviolable rights of the individual to privacy, the constitutionally limited state, as well as the more recent refinement of late modern liberalism, multiculturalism. Contributors evaluate the need to reassess the nation's public policies, institutions, as well as its very identity. The struggle to persist as an open society in the age of terrorism will be the defining test of democracy in the Twenty-first-century.
Engage Stakeholders with a Long-Term Solution The goal: Convince executive management to "buy in" to your security program, support it, and provide the largest possible amount of funding. The solution: Develop a meticulously detailed long-term plan that sells decision-makers on the dire need for your program, and then maps out its direction and required budget. Assess and Outline Security Risks to Map Out Mitigation Strategies This practical guide details how to construct a customized, comprehensive five-year corporate security plan that synchronizes with the strategies of any business or institution. The author explains how to develop a plan and implementation strategy that aligns with an organization’s particular philosophies, strategies, goals, programs, and processes. Readers learn how to outline risks and then formulate appropriate mitigation strategies. This guide provides tested, real-world solutions on how to: Conduct an effective, efficient assessment of the site and security personnel, meticulously addressing the particular needs of many different environments Make decisions about security philosophies, strategies, contract relationships, technology, and equipment replacement Interview executive and security management to determine their concerns, educate them, and ensure that they buy in to your plan Use all gathered data to construct and finalize the Security Master Plan and then implement it into the management of the business Apply Insights from an Expert with Global Experience at the Highest Level Author Tim Giles worked at IBM for 31 years serving as Director of Security for the company’s operations in the United States and Canada, as well as Latin America and Asia-Pacific. His immeasurable experience and insight provide readers with an extraordinarily comprehensive understanding that they can use to design and execute a highly effective, tailored security program.
Science and Decisions:
Author: Committee on Improving Risk Analysis Approaches Used by the U.S. EPA, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
Risk assessment has become a dominant public policy tool for making choices, based on limited resources, to protect public health and the environment. It has been instrumental to the mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as other federal agencies in evaluating public health concerns, informing regulatory and technological decisions, prioritizing research needs and funding, and in developing approaches for cost-benefit analysis. However, risk assessment is at a crossroads. Despite advances in the field, risk assessment faces a number of significant challenges including lengthy delays in making complex decisions; lack of data leading to significant uncertainty in risk assessments; and many chemicals in the marketplace that have not been evaluated and emerging agents requiring assessment. Science and Decisions makes practical scientific and technical recommendations to address these challenges. This book is a complement to the widely used 1983 National Academies book, Risk Assessment in the Federal Government (also known as the Red Book). The earlier book established a framework for the concepts and conduct of risk assessment that has been adopted by numerous expert committees, regulatory agencies, and public health institutions. The new book embeds these concepts within a broader framework for risk-based decision-making. Together, these are essential references for those working in the regulatory and public health fields.
Develop and implement an effective end-to-end security program Today’s complex world of mobile platforms, cloud computing, and ubiquitous data access puts new security demands on every IT professional. Information Security: The Complete Reference, Second Edition (previously titled Network Security: The Complete Reference) is the only comprehensive book that offers vendor-neutral details on all aspects of information protection, with an eye toward the evolving threat landscape. Thoroughly revised and expanded to cover all aspects of modern information security—from concepts to details—this edition provides a one-stop reference equally applicable to the beginner and the seasoned professional. Find out how to build a holistic security program based on proven methodology, risk analysis, compliance, and business needs. You’ll learn how to successfully protect data, networks, computers, and applications. In-depth chapters cover data protection, encryption, information rights management, network security, intrusion detection and prevention, Unix and Windows security, virtual and cloud security, secure application development, disaster recovery, forensics, and real-world attacks and countermeasures. Included is an extensive security glossary, as well as standards-based references. This is a great resource for professionals and students alike. Understand security concepts and building blocks Identify vulnerabilities and mitigate risk Optimize authentication and authorization Use IRM and encryption to protect unstructured data Defend storage devices, databases, and software Protect network routers, switches, and firewalls Secure VPN, wireless, VoIP, and PBX infrastructure Design intrusion detection and prevention systems Develop secure Windows, Java, and mobile applications Perform incident response and forensic analysis
With new security threats practically every week all over the globe, governments and businesses are forced to take extraordinary measures to protect themselves these days. Likewise, espionage continues at levels comparable to the days of the Cold War—only with many more players now participating. In this environment, a new industry has grown to deal with these challenges: international security consulting. Drawing from military, law-enforcement, and intelligence communities, new private companies are springing up across the world. Global Security Consulting, written by a former intelligence specialist who has built a successful practice, provides solid guidance for anyone wishing to enter this glamorous but often dangerous field.
Surface Transportation Security
Author: Science Applications International Corporation
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
Finance for Strategic Decision Making demystifies and clarifies for non-financial executives the basics of financial analysis. It shows how they can make important financial decisions that can critically enhance their institution’s ability to respond to competitive challenges, undertake new projects, overcome financial setbacks, and most importantly, create shareholder value. Written by M. P. Narayanan and Vikram K. Nanda—two of the country’s leading authorities on financial strategy—this book offers a practical guide for using financial analysis to enhance strategicdecision making. The book includes a coherent framework that outlines practical and intellectually sound guidance for executives who must make strategic decisions. Finance for Strategic Decision Making Explains the role of finance in corporate strategy Offers guidance on resource allocation decisions Explores how to determine the right balance of debt and equity capital to maximize firm value Demonstrates how to use payout policy as a strategic tool Clarifies if a merger, acquisition, or divestiture is in the best interest of an organization Shows how to manage risk Reveals how to measure value created and the effectiveness of upper level management