Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasure Selection, Second Edition

Thomas L. Norman, CPP/PSP/CSC

July 1, 2015 by CRC Press
Reference - 483 Pages - 76 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482244199 - CAT# K23471

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  • Explains the five core principles of the risk analysis lifecycle: determining assets, threats, vulnerabilities, risks, and countermeasures
  • Covers and evaluates commonly used Department of Homeland Security-approved risk analysis methods
  • Presents a risk analysis methodology that can conform to DHS standards and is applicable to public and private industries
  • Demonstrates how to estimate the efficiency of security countermeasures and how to budget according to relative risk and effectiveness
  • Teaches concepts in a conversational tone while using case studies for easy understanding


This new edition of Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasure Selection presents updated case studies and introduces existing and new methodologies and technologies for addressing existing and future threats. It covers risk analysis methodologies approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and shows how to apply them to other organizations, public and private. It also helps the reader understand which methodologies are best to use for a particular facility and demonstrates how to develop an efficient security system.

Drawing on over 35 years of experience in the security industry, Thomas L. Norman provides a single, comprehensive reference manual for risk analysis, countermeasure selection, and security program development. The security industry has a number of practitioners and consultants who lack appropriate training in risk analysis and whose services sometimes suffer from conflicts of interest that waste organizations’ money and time. Norman seeks to fill the void in risk analysis training for those security consultants, thereby reducing organizations’ wasting of resources and potential vulnerability. This book helps you find ways to minimize cost and time spent in analyzing and countering security threats.

Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasure Selection, Second Edition gives invaluable insight into the risk analysis process while showing how to use analyses to identify and create the most cost efficient countermeasures. It leads you from a basic to an advanced level of understanding of the risk analysis process. The case studies illustrate how to put each theory into practice, including how to choose and implement countermeasures and how to create budgets that allow you to prioritize assets according to their relative risk and select appropriate countermeasures according to their cost effectiveness.


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