Concepts And Case Studies In Threat Management

Autor: Frederick S. Calhoun
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466578483
File Size: 74,15 MB
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Professionalization has come to the field of threat management. It has developed a systematic theory unique to the field, recognized authorities have emerged, and it is finding its own ethical code of conduct. It is also beginning to grow its own culture, complete with a vocabulary of its own. Although the field has a way to go, it is well along the path to becoming a profession. One product of this ongoing professionalization is the identification of certain key concepts that, until now, have been unidentified or undefined. Concepts and Case Studies in Threat Management explores the salient themes essential to the practice and profession of threat management. These concepts include case dynamics and intervention synergy, the importance of determining key factors in each situation, the power of inhibitors, differences among the various venues of violence, and avoiding myopic management strategies and isolationism. The authors illustrate these concepts and more, with detailed examples and real-life case studies that give readers practical, concrete perspectives on the myriad threat management scenarios they may encounter as they practice their profession. The book also introduces a glossary of terms, developed in a joint effort between the authors and researchers at the University of Nebraska’s Public Policy Center, that have emerged during the current professionalization of threat management. Moving the field towards a more pragmatic approach, the book explores in depth the current state of the threat management process. With a full understanding of the components and challenges in each threat management situation, those charged with protecting the public will improve their approach to the tasks of identifying, assessing, and managing individuals who pose a risk of violence.

Contemporary Security Management

Autor: John Fay
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 075067928X
File Size: 29,27 MB
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SHORT BLURB/BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This is the third in a series of proposals for new editions of existing texts that have been adopted by DeVry University. In this case, the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University has adopted Contemporary Security Management for their Master's Degree Program in Business Administration, Security Management concentration. It is at Keller's request that we update the material presented by John Fay in his original edition of the work. CONTEMPORARY SECURITY MANAGEMENT, 2e will be updated from the successful first edition which provides current, experience-proven business practices applicable to security operations. Vital topics covered include: managing in times of risk, target-hardening against terrorism, and strategies for cross-functional leadership. The author proposes he add two new chapters to cover terrorism and the new government mandate to perform standard vulnerability assessments for various industries. His outline of proposed changes is as follows: · The Terrorist Threat o International -- Al Qaeda; Hezbollah; Hamas; FLN; Sendero Luminoso; etc. o Domestic -- Aryan Nation; Animal Liberation Front; Environmental Liberation Front; etc. · Terrorist Motivations Political; Religious; Racial; Environmental; Special Interest · The Early Signals of Terrorism Target Surveillance; Information Collection; Tests of Security; Acquisition of Supplies; Dry Runs; Positioning to Act · Rating the Terrorist Group History; Current Configuration; Capabilities; Resolve; Target Preferences · Weapons of Major Concern Chemical; Biological; Radiological; Nuclear; Explosive; Incendiary · Vulnerability Factors Visibility of the Potential Target; Criticality of the Potential Target; Probability of Attack; Potential Consequences; Adversary Access and Proximity; Population Casualties; Collateral Damage · Vulnerability Assessment Models Generic; Industry Specific --Petroleum; Chemical; etc. · Vulnerabilities of Facilities Power; Water; Sewage; IT; HVAC · Special Targets Government Buildings; High-Impact Industrial Facilities; Financial Centers; Entertainment Venues; Schools; Hospitals; Food Supply Systems; Transportation Systems · Applicable Security Concepts All hazards and Design-Basis Analyses; Environmental Design; Stand-off Distance; Protection in Depth; Redundancy; Operations Security (OPSEC); Mitigation and remediation · Security Plan Development Gather and Analyze Data; Identify Critical Assets; Assess Current Protective Scheme; Identify Needs (Physical Security; Procedures; Manpower);; Write the Plan; Multidisciplinary Buy-In; Organize, Equip, and Train; Rehearse; Evaluate · Samples Vulnerability Assessment Checklist; Elements of a Security Plan; Department of Energy Best Practices Ancillary material: Instructor's Manual and Power Point Slides UNIQUE FEATURE: · An experience-proven, practical approach to the business of security · Author, John Fay, is very well known among security professionals and his sensible, down-to-earth style is accessible to those new to the business BENEFIT TO THE READER: · Case studies throughout the text provide real-world examples and solutions to management issues. · Samples of security plans and procedures, checklists, diagrams and illustrations aid in explaining a wide range of critical concepts

Security Risk Management

Autor: Evan Wheeler
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781597496162
File Size: 34,17 MB
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Security Risk Management is the definitive guide for building or running an information security risk management program. This book teaches practical techniques that will be used on a daily basis, while also explaining the fundamentals so students understand the rationale behind these practices. It explains how to perform risk assessments for new IT projects, how to efficiently manage daily risk activities, and how to qualify the current risk level for presentation to executive level management. While other books focus entirely on risk analysis methods, this is the first comprehensive text for managing security risks. This book will help you to break free from the so-called best practices argument by articulating risk exposures in business terms. It includes case studies to provide hands-on experience using risk assessment tools to calculate the costs and benefits of any security investment. It explores each phase of the risk management lifecycle, focusing on policies and assessment processes that should be used to properly assess and mitigate risk. It also presents a roadmap for designing and implementing a security risk management program. This book will be a valuable resource for CISOs, security managers, IT managers, security consultants, IT auditors, security analysts, and students enrolled in information security/assurance college programs. Named a 2011 Best Governance and ISMS Book by InfoSec Reviews Includes case studies to provide hands-on experience using risk assessment tools to calculate the costs and benefits of any security investment Explores each phase of the risk management lifecycle, focusing on policies and assessment processes that should be used to properly assess and mitigate risk Presents a roadmap for designing and implementing a security risk management program

Information Security Management Education And Privacy

Autor: Yves Deswarte
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1402081456
File Size: 77,18 MB
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This volume gathers the papers presented at three workshops that are embedded in the IFIP/Sec Conference in 2004, to enlighten specific topics that are currently particularly active in Security. The first one is the 10th IFIP Annual Working Conference on Information Security Management. It is organized by the IFIP WG 11. 1, which is itself dedicated to Information Security Management, i. e. , not only to the practical implementation of new security technology issued from recent research and development, but also and mostly to the improvement of security practice in all organizations, from multinational corporations to small enterprises. Methods and techniques are developed to increase personal awareness and education in security, analyze and manage risks, identify security policies, evaluate and certify products, processes and systems. Matt Warren, from Deakin University, Australia, who is the current Chair of WG 11. 1, acted as the Program Chair. The second workshop is organized by the IFIP WG 11. 8, dedicated to Information Security Education. This workshop is a follow-up of three issues of the World Conference on Information Security Education (WISE) that were also organized by WG 11. 8. The first WISE was organized by Louise Yngstrom in 1999 in Stockholm, and the next one, WISE’4, will be held in Moscow, Russia, 18-20 May 2005. This year, the workshop is aimed at developing a first draft of an international doctorate program allowing a specialization in IT Security.

Strategic Intelligence Management

Autor: Babak Akhgar
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0124072194
File Size: 30,83 MB
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Strategic Intelligence Management introduces both academic researchers and law enforcement professionals to contemporary issues of national security and information management and analysis. This contributed volume draws on state-of-the-art expertise from academics and law enforcement practitioners across the globe. The chapter authors provide background, analysis, and insight on specific topics and case studies. Strategic Intelligent Management explores the technological and social aspects of managing information for contemporary national security imperatives. Academic researchers and graduate students in computer science, information studies, social science, law, terrorism studies, and politics, as well as professionals in the police, law enforcement, security agencies, and government policy organizations will welcome this authoritative and wide-ranging discussion of emerging threats. Hot topics like cyber terrorism, Big Data, and Somali pirates, addressed in terms the layperson can understand, with solid research grounding Fills a gap in existing literature on intelligence, technology, and national security

Case Studies Of Security Problems And Their Solutions

Autor: Gunnar O. Klein
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9781586030506
File Size: 17,79 MB
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The SIREN project was established by the Health Telematics Programme of the European Commission to assist health care provider groups using regional health care networks to establish necessary security services. The project has collected experiences from major regional health care networks throughout Europe with regard to security problems. Using these experiences and security expertise, particularly from the TrustHealth project of the programme, SIREN is disseminating information on good examples of solutions to the user groups. The first chapter provides an introduction to the problem area of securing communication in large health telematics networks. Chapter 2 describes the challenges with regard to legal requirements on digital data, particularly with regard to issues of proving authenticity. Chapter 3 provides an overview of typical healthcare applications and highlights some of the different security requirements posed. The major part of this booklet provides reports from security analyses and selected solutions from a number of different environments, mainly taken from European projects with participants from many different countries.

Access Control For Databases

Autor: Elisa Bertino
Publisher: Now Publishers Inc
ISBN: 1601984162
File Size: 32,24 MB
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A comprehensive survey of the foundational models and recent research trends in access control models and mechanisms for database management systems.

Threat Assessment And Management Strategies

Autor: Frederick S. Calhoun
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420087321
File Size: 44,18 MB
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A crucial step in any successful threat management process is knowledge of the players involved. Some individuals truly intend violence (known as hunters), while others merely want to threaten or draw attention to themselves (howlers). Threat Assessment and Management Strategies: Identifying the Howlers and Hunters helps those who interact with questionable populations to identify problem behaviors and determine the appropriate preventative action. A successful threat management process does not necessarily depend on large staffs or huge resource commitments, but, instead, on attention to detail and a thoughtful approach. Through actual case studies and case analyses, this volume explains the best practices for assessing problem individuals and recommends the optimal protective response and management strategy. The authors provide key indicators of hunters and howlers, comparing and contrasting their behaviors and motivations. An entire chapter is devoted to analyzing the intimacy effect and demonstrating how it applies to law enforcement, specifically to interpersonal relationships involving targets of intended violence. Frederick S. Calhoun, Ph.D. was the principal architect in developing the threat-assessment process used by the U.S. Marshals Service for analyzing risks to federal judicial officials. Currently, he manages a national workplace violence prevention program for a large federal agency. Stephen J. Weston is a 32-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol. From 1991 to 2006, he managed the unit responsible for the investigation of threats against California state officials. Their combined expertise provides anyone who is involved in managing potentially violent situations with the guidance needed to contain the threat posed by these would-be predators.

Information Security Management

Autor: Bel G. Raggad
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439882630
File Size: 38,32 MB
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Information security cannot be effectively managed unless secure methods and standards are integrated into all phases of the information security life cycle. And, although the international community has been aggressively engaged in developing security standards for network and information security worldwide, there are few textbooks available that provide clear guidance on how to properly apply the new standards in conducting security audits and creating risk-driven information security programs. An authoritative and practical classroom resource, Information Security Management: Concepts and Practice provides a general overview of security auditing before examining the various elements of the information security life cycle. It explains the ISO 17799 standard and walks readers through the steps of conducting a nominal security audit that conforms to the standard. The text also provides detailed guidance for conducting an in-depth technical security audit leading to certification against the 27001 standard. Topics addressed include cyber security, security risk assessments, privacy rights, HIPAA, SOX, intrusion detection systems, security testing activities, cyber terrorism, and vulnerability assessments. This self-contained text is filled with review questions, workshops, and real-world examples that illustrate effective implementation and security auditing methodologies. It also includes a detailed security auditing methodology students can use to devise and implement effective risk-driven security programs that touch all phases of a computing environment—including the sequential stages needed to maintain virtually air-tight IS management systems that conform to the latest ISO standards.