The Science and Art of Security Risk Assessment

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From a scientific perspective, a well-done risk assessment is the product of a formal step-by-step process. It requires as much hard data as possible, as well as training and education of the assessor. This data comes in the form of actual monetary values of previous losses as well as the actual times that various threats have occurred (one of the best predictors of the future is the past) and other forms of tangible numbers from events that will quantify probability, criticality and vulnerability. All of this information is presented in the new ASIS publication, The Science and Art of Security Risk Assessment.

From a scientific perspective, a well-done risk assessment is the product of a formal step-by-step process. It requires as much hard data as possible, as well as training and education of the assessor. This data comes in the form of actual monetary values of previous losses as well as the actual times that various threats have occurred (one of the best predictors of the future is the past) and other forms of tangible numbers from events that will quantify probability, criticality and vulnerability. All of this information is presented in the new ASIS publication, The Science and Art of Security Risk Assessment.

A risk assessment can be considered a prediction of the future. However, the environment can be complex and ever changing and continues to grow in complexity. In addition, human nature being what it is, it can be impossible to ensure that everyone who is part of the security program, whether they are for or against it, will do their part, especially to the degree in which they are required. Finally, the instruments used in the risk assessment including heat maps and data collection and analysis are themselves imperfect.

Other topics include:

  • The nature of risk
  • Convergence and risk
  • Challenges with risk assessments
  • Collecting data
  • The site survey
  • Countermeasures
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ISBN 978-1-951997-16-8
Badge New Arrival
Author Dr. Glen Kitteringham, M.Sc, CPP
Number of Pages 113
Published Date 2021
Languages English
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