Security Risk Assessment and Management
Security Risk Assessment and Management: A Professional Practice Guide for Protecting Buildings and Infrastructures contains a proven set of best practices for security risk assessment and management, explained in plain English. It sets forth a systematic, proven set of best practices for security risk assessment and management of buildings and their supporting infrastructures. These practices are all designed to optimize the security of workplace environments for occupants and to protect the interests of owners and other stakeholders. The methods set forth by the authors stem from their research at Sandia National Laboratories and their practical experience working with both government and private facilities. Readers will learn to:
- Identify regional and site-specific threats that are likely and credible
- Evaluate the consequences of these threats, including loss of life and property, economic impact, as well as damage to symbolic value and public confidence
- Assess the effectiveness of physical and cyber security systems and determine site-specific vulnerabilities in the security system.
The book further provides readers with the analytical tools needed to determine whether to accept a calculated estimate of risk or to reduce the estimated risk to a level that meets your particular security needs. Readers then learn to implement a risk-reduction program through proven methods to upgrade security to protect against a malicious act and/or mitigate the consequences of the act. The comprehensive risk assessment and management approach presented in this book has been used by various organizations, including the US Bureau of Reclamation, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Bonneville Power Administration and numerous private corporations, to assess and manage security risk at their national infrastructure facilities. With its plain-English presentation coupled with step-by-step procedures, flowcharts, worksheets, and checklists, readers can easily implement the same proven approach and methods for their organization or clients.