The Science And Technology Of Counterterrorism: Measuring Physical And Electronic Security Risk

Paperback | March 12, 2014

byCarl YoungEditorCarl Young

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Scientists with little or no background in security and security professionals with little or no background in science and technology often have difficulty communicating in order to implement the best counterterrorism strategies. The Science and Technology of Counterterrorism offers the necessary theoretical foundation to address real-world terrorism scenarios, effectively bridging the gap. It provides a powerful security assessment methodology, coupled with counterterrorism strategies that are applicable to all terrorism attack vectors. These include biological, chemical, radiological, electromagnetic, explosive, and electronic or cyber attacks. In addition to rigorous estimates of threat vulnerabilities and the effectiveness of risk mitigation, it provides meaningful terrorism risk metrics. The Science and Technology of Counterterrorism teaches the reader how to think about terrorism risk, and evaluates terrorism scenarios and counterterrorism technologies with sophistication punctuated by humor. Both students and security professionals will significantly benefit from the risk assessment methodologies and guidance on appropriate counterterrorism measures contained within this book. Offers a simple but effective analytic framework to assess counterterrorism risk and realistic measures to address threats Provides the essential scientific principles and tools required for this analysis Explores the increasingly important relationship between physical and electronic risk in meaningful technical detail Evaluates technical security systems to illustrate specific risks using concrete examples

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Scientists with little or no background in security and security professionals with little or no background in science and technology often have difficulty communicating in order to implement the best counterterrorism strategies. The Science and Technology of Counterterrorism offers the necessary theoretical foundation to address real-...

Carl S. Young is a recognized subject matter expert in information and physical security risk management. He is currently a Managing Director and the Chief Security Officer at Stroz Friedberg, an international security risk consulting firm. He is the former Global Head of Physical Security Technology at Goldman Sachs as well as a forme...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:March 12, 2014Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0124200567

ISBN - 13:9780124200562

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Table of Contents

Section I-Modeling Terrorism Risk 1: Terrorism Threats, Risk and Counterterrorism Strategies 2: Terrorism Scenario Analysis 3: Terrorism and Uncertainty 4: Physical Models of Terrorism Threats 5: Measuring Terrorism Risk Section II-Analyzing Terrorism Threats 6: Conventional Explosive Threats 7: Radiological, Biological, Chemical, and Electromagnetic Weapons 8: Electronic Terrorism Threats 9: Electronic Security Meets Physical Security Section III-Counterterrorism Controls 10: Affiliation, Authentication and Authorization 11: Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) 12: Physical Access Restriction and Security Incident Monitoring/Detection Appendices: 1-Linearity, Non-linearity, and Scaling 2-Exponents, Logarithms and Measuring Sensitivity to Change; 3- The Exponential Function, ex 4-Parameters for Anti-Explosive Window Treatments 5-Half-Life 6-High-Level Counterterrorism Technical Strategies 7-RFID Effects on Credit Cards in Close Proximity

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"After completing the entire book and applying its lessons, the security professional may have the means to better justify security-related expenditures by using math and science to explain the effectiveness of the proposed technology."--ASIS Dynamics Newsletter, February 2015