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 1: Introduction: Why Security and Risk Management Matters
Introduction: Why Security and Risk Management Matters
What is this Book about?
In this book, readers will learn how to understand, analyze, assess, control, and generally manage security and risks from the personal to the operational.
Security, as described in Chapter 2, is, essentially, freedom from negative risks. Risks, as described in Chapter 3, are the potential returns (consequences, effects, etc.) of an event. Risks are inherently uncertain, and many people are uncomfortable with uncertainty, but security and risk management is a practical skill set that anyone can access. Readers of this book do not need to learn theory or many facts but will be introduced to the processes by which security and risks can be managed and to the ...