Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasure Selection

by Norman, CPP/PSP/CSC, Thomas L., Thomas L. Norman, Cpp/psp/csc

Crc Press Llc | December 1, 2009 | Other

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When properly conducted, risk analysis enlightens, informs, and illuminates, helping management organize their thinking into properly prioritized, cost-effective action. Poor analysis, on the other hand, usually results in vague programs with no clear direction and no metrics for measurement. Although there is plenty of information on risk analysis, it is rare to find a book that explains this highly complex subject with such startling clarity. Very few, if any, focus on the art of critical thinking and how to best apply it to the task of risk analysis.

The first comprehensive resource to explain how to evaluate the appropriateness of countermeasures, from a cost-effectiveness perspective,Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasure Selectiondetails the entire risk analysis process in language that is easy to understand. It guides readers from basic principles to complex processes in a step-by-step fashion, evaluating DHS-approved risk assessment methods, including CARVER, API/NPRA, RAMCAP, and various Sandia methodologies.

Using numerous case illustrations, the text clearly explains the five core principles of the risk analysis lifecycle-determining assets, threats, vulnerabilities, risks, and countermeasures. It also supplies readers with a completely adaptable graphic risk analysis tool that is simple to use, can be applied in public or private industries, and works with all DHS-approved methods. This reader-friendly guide provides the tools and insight needed to effectively analyze risks and secure facilities in a broad range of industries, including DHS designated critical infrastructure in the chemical, transportation, energy, telecommunications, and public health sectors.

Format: Other

Dimensions: 422 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 in

Published: December 1, 2009

Publisher: Crc Press Llc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1420078712

ISBN - 13: 9781420078718

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Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasure Selection

Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasure Selection

by Norman, CPP/PSP/CSC, Thomas L., Thomas L. Norman, Cpp/psp/csc

Format: Other

Dimensions: 422 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 in

Published: December 1, 2009

Publisher: Crc Press Llc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1420078712

ISBN - 13: 9781420078718

Table of Contents

SECTION I: RISK ANALYSISRisk Analysis-The Basis for Appropriate and Economical CountermeasuresCritical ThinkingQualitative versus Quantitative AnalysisTheory, Practice, and ToolsOrganizationRisk Analysis Basics and the Department of Homeland Security-Approved Risk Analysis MethodsRisk Analysis for Facilities and StructuresMany Interested Stakeholders and AgendasCommercially Available Software ToolsRisk Analysis BasicsRisk Assessment StepsWhich Methodology to Use?Risk Analysis Skills and ToolsSkill #1: Gathering DataSkill #2: Research and Evidence GatheringSkill #3: Critical Thinking in the Risk Analysis ProcessSkill #4: Quantitative AnalysisSkill #5: Qualitative AnalysisSkill #6: Countermeasures SelectionSkill #7: Report WritingCritical Thinking and the Risk Analysis ProcessOverview of Critical ThinkingThe Importance of Critical ThinkingAnalysis Requires Critical ThinkingThe Eight Elements that make up the Thinking ProcessThe Concepts, Goals, Principles, and Elements of Critical ThinkingPseudo-Critical ThinkingIntellectual TraitsThe Importance of Integrating Critical Thinking into Everyday ThinkingApplying Critical Thinking to Risk AnalysisMore about Critical ThinkingThe Root of ProblemsAsset Characterization and IdentificationTheoryPracticeToolsCriticality and Consequence AnalysisTwofold ApproachCriticalityConsequence AnalysisBuilding your Own Criticality/Consequences MatrixCriticality/Consequence Matrix InstructionsThreat AnalysisTheoryPracticeToolsAssessing VulnerabilityRe
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When properly conducted, risk analysis enlightens, informs, and illuminates, helping management organize their thinking into properly prioritized, cost-effective action. Poor analysis, on the other hand, usually results in vague programs with no clear direction and no metrics for measurement. Although there is plenty of information on risk analysis, it is rare to find a book that explains this highly complex subject with such startling clarity. Very few, if any, focus on the art of critical thinking and how to best apply it to the task of risk analysis.

The first comprehensive resource to explain how to evaluate the appropriateness of countermeasures, from a cost-effectiveness perspective,Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasure Selectiondetails the entire risk analysis process in language that is easy to understand. It guides readers from basic principles to complex processes in a step-by-step fashion, evaluating DHS-approved risk assessment methods, including CARVER, API/NPRA, RAMCAP, and various Sandia methodologies.

Using numerous case illustrations, the text clearly explains the five core principles of the risk analysis lifecycle-determining assets, threats, vulnerabilities, risks, and countermeasures. It also supplies readers with a completely adaptable graphic risk analysis tool that is simple to use, can be applied in public or private industries, and works with all DHS-approved methods. This reader-friendly guide provides the tools and insight needed to effectively analyze risks and secure facilities in a broad range of industries, including DHS designated critical infrastructure in the chemical, transportation, energy, telecommunications, and public health sectors.