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Vulnerability Assessment Of Physical Protection Systems

Author : Mary Lynn Garcia
ISBN : 9780080481678
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 54. 64 MB
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Vulnerability Assessment of Physical Protection Systems guides the reader through the topic of physical security with a unique, detailed and scientific approach. The book describes the entire vulnerability assessment (VA) process, from the start of planning through final analysis and out brief to senior management. It draws heavily on the principles introduced in the author’s best-selling Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems and allows readers to apply those principles and conduct a VA that is aligned with system objectives and achievable with existing budget and personnel resources. The text covers the full spectrum of a VA, including negotiating tasks with the customer; project management and planning of the VA; team membership; and step-by-step details for performing the VA, data collection and analysis. It also provides important notes on how to use the VA to suggest design improvements and generate multiple design options. The text ends with a discussion of how to out brief the results to senior management in order to gain their support and demonstrate the return on investment of their security dollar. Several new tools are introduced to help readers organize and use the information at their sites and allow them to mix the physical protection system with other risk management measures to reduce risk to an acceptable level at an affordable cost and with the least operational impact. This book will be of interest to physical security professionals, security managers, security students and professionals, and government officials. Guides the reader through the topic of physical security doing so with a unique, detailed and scientific approach Takes the reader from beginning to end and step-by-step through a Vulnerability Assessment Over 150 figures and tables to illustrate key concepts

Design And Evaluation Of Physical Protection Systems

Author : Mary Lynn Garcia
ISBN : 9780080554280
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 88. 80 MB
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Design and Evaluation of Physical Security Systems, Second Edition, includes updated references to security expectations and changes since 9/11. The threat chapter includes references to new threat capabilities in Weapons of Mass Destruction, and a new figure on hate crime groups in the US. All the technology chapters have been reviewed and updated to include technology in use since 2001, when the first edition was published. Garcia has also added a new chapter that shows how the methodology described in the book is applied in transportation systems. College faculty who have adopted this text have suggested improvements and these have been incorporated as well. This second edition also includes some references to the author's recent book on Vulnerability Assessment, to link the two volumes at a high level. New chapter on transportation systems Extensively updated chapter on threat definition Major changes to response chapter

Effective Physical Security

Author : Lawrence Fennelly
ISBN : 9780128044957
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 50. 47 MB
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Effective Physical Security, Fifth Edition is a best-practices compendium that details the essential elements and latest developments in physical security protection. This new edition is completely updated, with new chapters carefully selected from the author’s work that set the standard. This book contains important coverage of environmental design, security surveys, locks, lighting, and CCTV, the latest ISO standards for risk assessment and risk management, physical security planning, network systems infrastructure, and environmental design. Provides detailed coverage of physical security in an easily accessible format Presents information that should be required reading for ASIS International’s Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification Incorporates expert contributors in the field of physical security, while maintaining a consistent flow and style Serves the needs of multiple audiences, as both a textbook and professional desk reference Blends theory and practice, with a specific focus on today’s global business and societal environment, and the associated security, safety, and asset protection challenges Includes useful information on the various and many aids appearing in the book Features terminology, references, websites, appendices to chapters, and checklists

Handbook Of Loss Prevention And Crime Prevention

Author : Lawrence J. Fennelly
ISBN : 9780123852465
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 31. 71 MB
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The Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention, 5th Edition, is a trusted foundation for security professionals just entering the field and a reference for seasoned professionals. This book provides a comprehensive overview of current approaches to security and crime prevention, tools and technologies to put these approaches into action, and information on a wide range of specific areas within the field of physical security. These include school and campus security, cargo security, access control, the increasingly violent healthcare security environment, and prevention or mitigation of terrorism and natural disasters. * Covers every important topic in the field, including the latest on wireless security applications, data analysis and visualization, situational crime prevention, and global security standards and compliance issues * Required reading for the certification DHS selected for its infrastructure security professionals * Each chapter is contributed by a top security professional with subject-matter expertise

Vulnerability Assessment Of Chemical Facilities To Intentional Attacks Based On Bayesian Network

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ISBN : OCLC:1021145668
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Highlights: Vulnerability assessment of chemical facilities subjected to external attacks was addressed. A method for quantitative vulnerability assessment was developed. The method was based on Bayesian Networks (BN). BN accounts for physical security system effectiveness based on experts' judgment. BN relies on fragility models for the evaluation of equipment failure probability. Abstract: Chemical facilities may be targets of deliberate acts of interference triggering major accidents (fires, explosion, toxic dispersions) in process and storage units. Standard methodologies for vulnerability assessment are based on qualitative or semi-quantitative tools, currently not tailored for this type of facilities and not accounting for the role of physical protection systems. In the present study, a quantitative approach to the probabilistic assessment of vulnerability to external attacks is presented, based on the application of a dedicated Bayesian Network (BN). BN allowed the representation of interactions among attack impact vectors and resistance of process units, which determine the final outcomes of an attack. A specific assessment of protection systems, based on experts' elicitation of performance data, allowed providing a knowledge support to the evaluation of probabilities. The application to an industrial case study allowed the assessment of the potentialities of the approach, which may support both the evaluation of the vulnerability of a given facility, and the performance assessment of the security physical protection system in place.

Nuclear Nonproliferation

Author : Gene Aloise
ISBN : 1422315452
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Safeguarding nuclear warheads & materials that can be used to make nuclear weapons is a primary nat. security concern of the U.S. Since 1993, the DoE & DoD have worked to improve security at sites housing weapons-usable nuclear material & warheads in Russia & other countries. In 1995, DoE established the Materials Protection, Control, & Accounting program to implement these efforts. The author examined the: (1) progress DoE has made in improving security at nuclear-material sites in Russia & other countries; (2) progress DoE & DoD have made in improving security at Russian nuclear warhead sites; & (3) efforts DoE & DoD have undertaken to ensure the continued effective use of U.S.-funded security upgrades. Illustrations.

Detection Of Intrusions And Malware And Vulnerability Assessment

Author : Michalis Polychronakis
ISBN : 9783319608761
Genre : Computers
File Size : 39. 96 MB
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware, and Vulnerability Assessment, DIMVA 2017, held in Bonn, Germany, in July 2017. The 18 revised full papers included in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 67 submissions. They present topics such as enclaves and isolation; malware analysis; cyber-physical systems; detection and protection; code analysis; and web security.

National Strategy For The Physical Protection Of Critical Infrastructures And Key Assets

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ISBN : 9781428980334
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Railway Infrastructure Security

Author : Roberto Setola
ISBN : 9783319044262
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 30. 97 MB
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This comprehensive monograph addresses crucial issues in the protection of railway systems, with the objective of enhancing the understanding of railway infrastructure security. Based on analyses by academics, technology providers and railway operators, it explains how to assess terrorist and criminal threats, design countermeasures, and implement effective security strategies. In so doing, it draws upon a range of experiences from different countries in Europe and beyond. The book is the first to be devoted entirely to this subject. It will serve as a timely reminder of the attractiveness of the railway infrastructure system as a target for criminals and terrorists and, more importantly, as a valuable resource for stakeholders and professionals in the railway security field aiming to develop effective security based on a mix of methodological, technological and organizational tools. Besides researchers and decision makers in the field, the book will appeal to students interested in critical infrastructure protection.

Critical Infrastructure System Security And Resiliency

Author : Betty Biringer
ISBN : 9781466557512
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 29. 6 MB
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Security protections for critical infrastructure nodes are intended to minimize the risks resulting from an initiating event, whether it is an intentional malevolent act or a natural hazard. With an emphasis on protecting an infrastructure's ability to perform its mission or function, Critical Infrastructure System Security and Resiliency presents a practical methodology for developing an effective protection system that can either prevent undesired events or mitigate the consequences of such events. Developed at Sandia National Labs, the authors’ analytical approach and methodology enables decision-makers and security experts to perform and utilize risk assessments in a manner that extends beyond the theoretical to practical application. These protocols leverage expertise in modeling dependencies—optimizing system resiliency for effective physical protection system design and consequence mitigation. The book begins by focusing on the design of protection strategies to enhance the robustness of the infrastructure components. The authors present risk assessment tools and necessary metrics to offer guidance to decision-makers in applying sometimes limited resources to reduce risk and ensure operational resiliency. Our critical infrastructure is vast and made up of many component parts. In many cases, it may not be practical or affordable to secure every infrastructure node. For years, experts—as a part of the risk assessment process—have tried to better identify and distinguish higher from lower risks through risk segmentation. In the second section of the book, the authors present examples to distinguish between high and low risks and corresponding protection measures. In some cases, protection measures do not prevent undesired events from occurring. In others, protection of all infrastructure components is not feasible. As such, this section describes how to evaluate and design resilience in these unique scenarios to manage costs while most effectively ensuring infrastructure system protection. With insight from the authors’ decades of experience, this book provides a high-level, practical analytical framework that public and private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure can use to better understand and evaluate infrastructure security strategies and policies. Strengthening the entire homeland security enterprise, the book presents a significant contribution to the science of critical infrastructure protection and resilience.

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