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.

Transport Security

Transport security

This chapter considers the security of transport. The three main sections below consider ground transport, aviation security, and maritime transport security (including counter-maritime piracy).

Ground Transport Security

This section reviews ground transport security, first by scoping ground transport, second by reviewing the threats and hazards, and third by reviewing measures to improve ground transport security.


Ground transportation is mostly road and railway transportation but includes pedestrian and animal carriers, which tend to be more important in developing countries.

Maritime and aerial forms of transportation tend to be more secure because they are less coincident with malicious actors (at least between ports or stations) and have more restrictive controls on access (at least at ports and stations), but are more expensive up-front (even though they are ...

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