Security Risk Assessment: Managing Physical And Operational Security by John M. White

Security Risk Assessment: Managing Physical And Operational Security

byJohn M. WhiteEditorJohn M. White

Paperback | July 23, 2014

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Security Risk Assessmentis 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 Assessmentoffers 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

About The Author

John M. White, a recognized expert in asset protection management, has over 38 years of experience including military, law enforcement, corporate security administration, and professional security consultation.White is Board Certified in Security Management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), and he is a Certified Healthcare ...

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Title:Security Risk Assessment: Managing Physical And Operational SecurityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 23, 2014Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128002212

ISBN - 13:9780128002216

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Security Risk Assessments

Chapter 2: Pre-Assessment Planning

Chapter 3: Defining the Project Scope

Chapter 4: Project Management

Chapter 5: Information Gathering

Chapter 6: Physical Security Assessment

Chapter 7: Financial Assessment

Chapter 8: Security Department Operations

Chapter 9: Security Training

Chapter 10: Security Vulnerability Identification

Chapter 11: Workplace Violence Risks and Vulnerabilities

Chapter 12: Law Enforcement's Role

Chapter 13: Security Technology Assessment

Chapter 14: Crime or Loss Foreseeability

Chapter 15: Crime Prevention Strategies

Chapter 16: The Security Assessment Report

Editorial Reviews

"White has created an excellent book with material drawn from the well of his experience...clearly a must-read for the inexperienced or nonsecurity professional who is faced with the task of conducting a security assessment."--ASIS Dynamics, Security Risk Assessment "...it was refreshing to see this book covered very little on IT and took a broader view of security risk assessment...Each section is presented in layman's terms, with clear examples and some templates to help with the assessment. Score: 7 out of 10"--BCS.org, January 2015 "...takes you through a security risk assessment, from who will do it, how often it needs doing, and how long it takes...through the planning, the schedule and budget, and that wonderful word 'deliverables', how to gather information on risk, whether from staff surveys or interviews." -Professional Security Magazine Online, Sep 03, 2014