• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Analyzing and Assessing Security and Risks
Analyzing and assessing security and risks

The chapters in this part of the book will help you understand, analyze, and assess security and capacity (Chapter 2); risk (Chapter 3); hazards, threats (the sources of negative risks), and contributors (the sources of positive risks) (Chapter 4); target vulnerability and exposure (Chapter 5); probability and uncertainty (Chapter 6); and events and returns (Chapter 7).

In the process, readers will learn how different advocates and authorities contest the definitions, analysis, and assessments, how different activities, operations, and missions face imperfect trade-offs that are exacerbated by poor analysis and assessment, and how some simple rules and practical techniques dramatically improve understanding and functionality.

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