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.
Chapter 16: Personal Security
Personal security refers to the individual person's security. Personal security obviously is affected by the security of whatever operations, infrastructure (Chapter 12), sites (Chapter 13), information (Chapter 14), and transport (Chapter 15) are used by the person, but personal security is focused more on the individual level. Be aware too that sometimes persons are categorized as assets, which is a term also used routinely to describe individual entities within infrastructure, and sometimes sites, information, transport vehicles, etc.—essentially anything of value. The differential valuation of some persons over others is usually captured by the term very important persons (VIPs).
The main sections below consider criminal threats to individual persons, personal injuries and accidents, care of the person's physiological health, and care of the ...