This is the first book to introduce the full spectrum of security and risks and their management. Author and field expert Bruce Newsome helps readers learn how to understand, analyze, assess, control, and generally manage security and risks from the personal to the operational. They will develop the practical knowledge and skills they need, including analytical skills, basic mathematical methods for calculating risk in different ways, and more artistic skills in making judgments and decisions about which risks to control and how to control them.

Operational and Logistical Security

Operational and logistical security

This chapter describes operational and logistical security. (Chapter 13 describes site security, Chapter 14 describes information and communications security, and Chapter 15 describes transport security—all relevant to operational and logistical security.)

The sections below describe the scope of operations and logistics, operational risks, the assessment of these risks, and the provision of operational and logistical security.


Operations include all activities that contribute or support a common goal; in military lexicons, operations tend to be larger endeavors than missions; sometimes higher operations are described as strategic, while lower operations are described as tactical.

Logistics are activities and systems concerned with supply. Other things may be outside of the control of the operators, but nevertheless relevant to operations, such as the sites, ...

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