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Metrics and Methods for Security Risk Management

Computers


by
Carl Young

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 296 pages

File size: 2.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Not only are corporations and other organizations sometimes targeted by competitors in order to steal their information, they are also targets of political and/or religious groups who understand their economic and symbolic importance. However, a realistic security strategy requires a big-picture approach. At the same time, budgets are decreasing while security departments are dealing with threats that demand greater vigilance. In the wake of the 2008-2009 global economic meltdown, corporate executives are asking difficult questions about effectiveness and efficiency. The need for both information security and physical security is greater today than ever before, and not only to address more complex and dangerous crisis situations, but also to ensure that the methods deployed are proportionate to the risk.

The notion of risk is the lens from which all such problems must be viewed. This book identifies and explains these foundational principles, and shows how they directly relate to an assessment of physical security risk. This book provides the modern security professional with a useful reference that facilitates both rigorous thinking and sensible decisions about key strategic choices.

* Offers an integrated approach to assessing security risk * Addresses homeland security as well as IT and physical security issues * Describes vital safeguards for ensuring true business continuity

Not only are corporations and other organizations sometimes targeted by competitors in order to steal their information, they are also targets of political and/or religious groups who understand their economic and symbolic importance. However, a realistic security strategy requires a big-picture approach. At the same time, budgets are decreasing while security departments are dealing with threats that demand greater vigilance. In the wake of the 2008-2009 global… (more)

Not only are corporations and other organizations sometimes targeted by competitors in order to steal their information, they are also targets of political and/or religious groups who understand their economic and symbolic importance. However, a realistic security strategy requires a big-picture approach. At the same time, budgets are decreasing while security departments are dealing with threats that demand greater vigilance. In the wake of the 2008-2009 global economic meltdown, corporate executives are asking difficult questions about effectiveness and efficiency. The need for both information security and physical security is greater today than ever before, and not only to address more complex and dangerous crisis situations, but also to ensure that the methods deployed are proportionate to the risk.

The notion of risk is the lens from which all such problems must be viewed. This book identifies and explains these foundational principles, and shows how they directly relate to an assessment of physical security risk. This book provides the modern security professional with a useful reference that facilitates both rigorous thinking and sensible decisions about key strategic choices.

* Offers an integrated approach to assessing security risk * Addresses homeland security as well as IT and physical security issues * Describes vital safeguards for ensuring true business continuity

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