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Concepts and Case Studies in Threat Management

Concepts and Case Studies in Threat Management Author Frederick S. Calhoun
ISBN-10 9781466578487
Release 2012-11-29
Pages 252
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Professionalization has come to the field of threat management. It has developed a systematic theory unique to the field, recognized authorities have emerged, and it is finding its own ethical code of conduct. It is also beginning to grow its own culture, complete with a vocabulary of its own. Although the field has a way to go, it is well along the path to becoming a profession. One product of this ongoing professionalization is the identification of certain key concepts that, until now, have been unidentified or undefined. Concepts and Case Studies in Threat Management explores the salient themes essential to the practice and profession of threat management. These concepts include case dynamics and intervention synergy, the importance of determining key factors in each situation, the power of inhibitors, differences among the various venues of violence, and avoiding myopic management strategies and isolationism. The authors illustrate these concepts and more, with detailed examples and real-life case studies that give readers practical, concrete perspectives on the myriad threat management scenarios they may encounter as they practice their profession. The book also introduces a glossary of terms, developed in a joint effort between the authors and researchers at the University of Nebraska’s Public Policy Center, that have emerged during the current professionalization of threat management. Moving the field towards a more pragmatic approach, the book explores in depth the current state of the threat management process. With a full understanding of the components and challenges in each threat management situation, those charged with protecting the public will improve their approach to the tasks of identifying, assessing, and managing individuals who pose a risk of violence.

Contemporary Security Management

Contemporary Security Management Author John Fay
ISBN-10 9780750679282
Release 2006
Pages 523
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SHORT BLURB/BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This is the third in a series of proposals for new editions of existing texts that have been adopted by DeVry University. In this case, the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University has adopted Contemporary Security Management for their Master's Degree Program in Business Administration, Security Management concentration. It is at Keller's request that we update the material presented by John Fay in his original edition of the work. CONTEMPORARY SECURITY MANAGEMENT, 2e will be updated from the successful first edition which provides current, experience-proven business practices applicable to security operations. Vital topics covered include: managing in times of risk, target-hardening against terrorism, and strategies for cross-functional leadership. The author proposes he add two new chapters to cover terrorism and the new government mandate to perform standard vulnerability assessments for various industries. His outline of proposed changes is as follows: · The Terrorist Threat o International -- Al Qaeda; Hezbollah; Hamas; FLN; Sendero Luminoso; etc. o Domestic -- Aryan Nation; Animal Liberation Front; Environmental Liberation Front; etc. · Terrorist Motivations Political; Religious; Racial; Environmental; Special Interest · The Early Signals of Terrorism Target Surveillance; Information Collection; Tests of Security; Acquisition of Supplies; Dry Runs; Positioning to Act · Rating the Terrorist Group History; Current Configuration; Capabilities; Resolve; Target Preferences · Weapons of Major Concern Chemical; Biological; Radiological; Nuclear; Explosive; Incendiary · Vulnerability Factors Visibility of the Potential Target; Criticality of the Potential Target; Probability of Attack; Potential Consequences; Adversary Access and Proximity; Population Casualties; Collateral Damage · Vulnerability Assessment Models Generic; Industry Specific --Petroleum; Chemical; etc. · Vulnerabilities of Facilities Power; Water; Sewage; IT; HVAC · Special Targets Government Buildings; High-Impact Industrial Facilities; Financial Centers; Entertainment Venues; Schools; Hospitals; Food Supply Systems; Transportation Systems · Applicable Security Concepts All hazards and Design-Basis Analyses; Environmental Design; Stand-off Distance; Protection in Depth; Redundancy; Operations Security (OPSEC); Mitigation and remediation · Security Plan Development Gather and Analyze Data; Identify Critical Assets; Assess Current Protective Scheme; Identify Needs (Physical Security; Procedures; Manpower);; Write the Plan; Multidisciplinary Buy-In; Organize, Equip, and Train; Rehearse; Evaluate · Samples Vulnerability Assessment Checklist; Elements of a Security Plan; Department of Energy Best Practices Ancillary material: Instructor's Manual and Power Point Slides UNIQUE FEATURE: · An experience-proven, practical approach to the business of security · Author, John Fay, is very well known among security professionals and his sensible, down-to-earth style is accessible to those new to the business BENEFIT TO THE READER: · Case studies throughout the text provide real-world examples and solutions to management issues. · Samples of security plans and procedures, checklists, diagrams and illustrations aid in explaining a wide range of critical concepts

Information Security Management Education and Privacy

Information Security Management  Education and Privacy Author Yves Deswarte
ISBN-10 9781402081453
Release 2006-04-11
Pages 313
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This volume gathers the papers presented at three workshops that are embedded in the IFIP/Sec Conference in 2004, to enlighten specific topics that are currently particularly active in Security. The first one is the 10th IFIP Annual Working Conference on Information Security Management. It is organized by the IFIP WG 11. 1, which is itself dedicated to Information Security Management, i. e. , not only to the practical implementation of new security technology issued from recent research and development, but also and mostly to the improvement of security practice in all organizations, from multinational corporations to small enterprises. Methods and techniques are developed to increase personal awareness and education in security, analyze and manage risks, identify security policies, evaluate and certify products, processes and systems. Matt Warren, from Deakin University, Australia, who is the current Chair of WG 11. 1, acted as the Program Chair. The second workshop is organized by the IFIP WG 11. 8, dedicated to Information Security Education. This workshop is a follow-up of three issues of the World Conference on Information Security Education (WISE) that were also organized by WG 11. 8. The first WISE was organized by Louise Yngstrom in 1999 in Stockholm, and the next one, WISE’4, will be held in Moscow, Russia, 18-20 May 2005. This year, the workshop is aimed at developing a first draft of an international doctorate program allowing a specialization in IT Security.

Threat Assessment and Management Strategies

Threat Assessment and Management Strategies Author Frederick S. Calhoun
ISBN-10 1420087320
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 216
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A crucial step in any successful threat management process is knowledge of the players involved. Some individuals truly intend violence (known as hunters), while others merely want to threaten or draw attention to themselves (howlers). Threat Assessment and Management Strategies: Identifying the Howlers and Hunters helps those who interact with questionable populations to identify problem behaviors and determine the appropriate preventative action. A successful threat management process does not necessarily depend on large staffs or huge resource commitments, but, instead, on attention to detail and a thoughtful approach. Through actual case studies and case analyses, this volume explains the best practices for assessing problem individuals and recommends the optimal protective response and management strategy. The authors provide key indicators of hunters and howlers, comparing and contrasting their behaviors and motivations. An entire chapter is devoted to analyzing the intimacy effect and demonstrating how it applies to law enforcement, specifically to interpersonal relationships involving targets of intended violence. Frederick S. Calhoun, Ph.D. was the principal architect in developing the threat-assessment process used by the U.S. Marshals Service for analyzing risks to federal judicial officials. Currently, he manages a national workplace violence prevention program for a large federal agency. Stephen J. Weston is a 32-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol. From 1991 to 2006, he managed the unit responsible for the investigation of threats against California state officials. Their combined expertise provides anyone who is involved in managing potentially violent situations with the guidance needed to contain the threat posed by these would-be predators.

Case Studies of Security Problems and Their Solutions

Case Studies of Security Problems and Their Solutions Author Gunnar O. Klein
ISBN-10 1586030507
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 131
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The SIREN project was established by the Health Telematics Programme of the European Commission to assist health care provider groups using regional health care networks to establish necessary security services. The project has collected experiences from major regional health care networks throughout Europe with regard to security problems. Using these experiences and security expertise, particularly from the TrustHealth project of the programme, SIREN is disseminating information on good examples of solutions to the user groups. The first chapter provides an introduction to the problem area of securing communication in large health telematics networks. Chapter 2 describes the challenges with regard to legal requirements on digital data, particularly with regard to issues of proving authenticity. Chapter 3 provides an overview of typical healthcare applications and highlights some of the different security requirements posed. The major part of this booklet provides reports from security analyses and selected solutions from a number of different environments, mainly taken from European projects with participants from many different countries.

Emergency and Disaster Management Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Emergency and Disaster Management  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications Author Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN-10 9781522561965
Release 2018-07-06
Pages 1723
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In a world of earthquakes, tsunamis, and terrorist attacks, emergency response plans are crucial to solving problems, overcoming challenges, and restoring and improving communities that have been affected by these catastrophic events. Although the necessity for quick and efficient aid is understood, researchers and professionals continue to strive for the best practices and methodologies to properly handle such significant events. Emergency and Disaster Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source for the latest research on the theoretical and practical components of initiating crisis management and emergency response. Highlighting a range of topics such as preparedness and assessment, aid and relief, and the integration of smart technologies, this multi-volume book is designed for emergency professionals, policy makers, practitioners, academicians, and researchers interested in all aspects of disaster, crisis, and emergency studies.

Information Communication Technologies Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Information Communication Technologies  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications Author Van Slyke, Craig
ISBN-10 9781599049502
Release 2008-04-30
Pages 4288
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The rapid development of information communication technologies (ICTs) is having a profound impact across numerous aspects of social, economic, and cultural activity worldwide, and keeping pace with the associated effects, implications, opportunities, and pitfalls has been challenging to researchers in diverse realms ranging from education to competitive intelligence.

Access Control for Databases

Access Control for Databases Author Elisa Bertino
ISBN-10 9781601984166
Release 2011
Pages 152
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A comprehensive survey of the foundational models and recent research trends in access control models and mechanisms for database management systems.

Certification and Security in Health Related Web Applications Concepts and Solutions

Certification and Security in Health Related Web Applications  Concepts and Solutions Author Chryssanthou, Anargyros
ISBN-10 9781616928971
Release 2010-09-30
Pages 352
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"This book aims to bridge the worlds of healthcare and information technology, increase the security awareness of professionals, students and users and highlight the recent advances in certification and security in health-related Web applications"--Provided by publisher.

Network Perimeter Security

Network Perimeter Security Author Cliff Riggs
ISBN-10 0203508041
Release 2003-10-27
Pages 424
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Today's network administrators are fully aware of the importance of security; unfortunately, they have neither the time nor the resources to be full-time InfoSec experts. Oftentimes quick, temporary security fixes are the most that can be expected. The majority of security books on the market are also of little help. They are either targeted toward individuals pursuing security certifications or toward those interested in hacker methods. These overly detailed volumes fail to deliver the easily referenced tactical information needed to provide maximum security within the constraints of time and budget. Network Perimeter Security: Building Defense In-Depth reveals how you can evaluate the security needs of your network, develop a security policy for your company, and create a budget based upon that policy. It assists you in designing the security model, and outlines the testing process. Through the concepts and case studies presented in this book, you will learn to build a comprehensive perimeter defense architecture based upon multiple layers of protection, with expert recommendations for configuring firewalls, routers, intrusion detection system, and other security tools and network components. This detailed volume enables you to secure your network on time, within budget, and without having to pursue attain a security certification.

Enterprise Security Risk Management

Enterprise Security Risk Management Author Brian Allen, Esq., CISSP, CISM, CPP, CFE
ISBN-10 9781944480431
Release 2017-11-29
Pages 407
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As a security professional, have you found that you and others in your company do not always define “security” the same way? Perhaps security interests and business interests have become misaligned. Brian Allen and Rachelle Loyear offer a new approach: Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM). By viewing security through a risk management lens, ESRM can help make you and your security program successful. In their long-awaited book, based on years of practical experience and research, Brian Allen and Rachelle Loyear show you step-by-step how Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) applies fundamental risk principles to manage all security risks. Whether the risks are informational, cyber, physical security, asset management, or business continuity, all are included in the holistic, all-encompassing ESRM approach which will move you from task-based to risk-based security. How is ESRM familiar? As a security professional, you may already practice some of the components of ESRM. Many of the concepts – such as risk identification, risk transfer and acceptance, crisis management, and incident response – will be well known to you. How is ESRM new? While many of the principles are familiar, the authors have identified few organizations that apply them in the comprehensive, holistic way that ESRM represents – and even fewer that communicate these principles effectively to key decision-makers. How is ESRM practical? ESRM offers you a straightforward, realistic, actionable approach to deal effectively with all the distinct types of security risks facing you as a security practitioner. ESRM is performed in a life cycle of risk management including: Asset assessment and prioritization. Risk assessment and prioritization. Risk treatment (mitigation). Continuous improvement. Throughout Enterprise Security Risk Management: Concepts and Applications, the authors give you the tools and materials that will help you advance you in the security field, no matter if you are a student, a newcomer, or a seasoned professional. Included are realistic case studies, questions to help you assess your own security program, thought-provoking discussion questions, useful figures and tables, and references for your further reading. By redefining how everyone thinks about the role of security in the enterprise, your security organization can focus on working in partnership with business leaders and other key stakeholders to identify and mitigate security risks. As you begin to use ESRM, following the instructions in this book, you will experience greater personal and professional satisfaction as a security professional – and you’ll become a recognized and trusted partner in the business-critical effort of protecting your enterprise and all its assets.

Handbook of SCADA Control Systems Security Second Edition

Handbook of SCADA Control Systems Security  Second Edition Author Robert Radvanovsky
ISBN-10 9781498717083
Release 2016-04-27
Pages 405
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This comprehensive handbook covers fundamental security concepts, methodologies, and relevant information pertaining to supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and other industrial control systems used in utility and industrial facilities worldwide. A community-based effort, it collects differing expert perspectives, ideas, and attitudes regarding securing SCADA and control systems environments toward establishing a strategy that can be established and utilized. Including six new chapters, six revised chapters, and numerous additional figures, photos, and illustrations, the second edition serves as a primer or baseline guide for SCADA and industrial control systems security. The book is divided into five focused sections addressing topics in Social implications and impacts Governance and management Architecture and modeling Commissioning and operations The future of SCADA and control systems security The book also includes four case studies of well-known public cyber security-related incidents. The Handbook of SCADA/Control Systems, Second Edition provides an updated and expanded source of essential concepts and information that are globally applicable to securing control systems within critical infrastructure protection programs. It presents best practices as well as methods for securing a business environment at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels.

Security for Business Professionals

Security for Business Professionals Author Bradley A. Wayland
ISBN-10 9780128006214
Release 2014-08-12
Pages 256
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Security for Business Professionals offers business executives and managers everything they need to set-up a security program, especially for those who don’t have the resources to hire an in-house security staff. It can also be used for assessing the adequacy of an existing security program. The book provides an overview of the key security objectives and challenges that managers face, such as how to measure the effectiveness of a security program and balance the costs and benefits. It also shows how to develop security procedures that conform to key regulatory requirements, and how to assess an organization’s most important risks, vulnerabilities, and threats. Security for Business Professionals addresses key physical and informational security concerns, including areas such as asset protection, loss prevention, and personnel security. It also discusses how to develop emergency and incident response plans, and concludes with suggested safety and security exercises and training recommendations. Written in an introductory and accessible way for those new to security. Illustrates key concepts with case studies and real-world examples from a wide variety of industries. Provides recommended readings and checklists for more in-depth coverage of each topic.

Case Studies in Management

Case Studies in Management Author
ISBN-10 8131754421
Release 1990
Pages 81
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Case Studies in Management has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Case Studies in Management also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Case Studies in Management book for free.

Information Security Management Handbook Fourth Edition

Information Security Management Handbook  Fourth Edition Author Harold F. Tipton
ISBN-10 1420072412
Release 2002-12-26
Pages 1016
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The Information Security Management Handbook continues its tradition of consistently communicating the fundamental concepts of security needed to be a true CISSP. In response to new developments, Volume 4 supplements the previous volumes with new information covering topics such as wireless, HIPAA, the latest hacker attacks and defenses, intrusion detection, and provides expanded coverage on security management issues and applications security. Even those that don't plan on sitting for the CISSP exam will find that this handbook is a great information security reference. The changes in the technology of information security and the increasing threats to security make a complete and up-to-date understanding of this material essential. Volume 4 supplements the information in the earlier volumes of this handbook, updating it and keeping it current. Organized by the ten domains of the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) on which the CISSP exam is based, this volume gives you the information you need to understand what makes information secure and how to secure it. Because the knowledge required to master information security - the CBK - is growing so quickly, there is little duplication of material among the four volumes. As a study guide or resource that you can use on the job, the Information Security Management Handbook, Fourth Edition, Volume 4 is the book you will refer to over and over again.

Cloud Management and Security

Cloud Management and Security Author Imad M. Abbadi
ISBN-10 9781118817070
Release 2014-06-04
Pages 240
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Written by an expert with over 15 years’ experience in the field, this book establishes the foundations of Cloud computing, building an in-depth and diverse understanding of the technologies behind Cloud computing. In this book, the author begins with an introduction to Cloud computing, presenting fundamental concepts such as analyzing Cloud definitions, Cloud evolution, Cloud services, Cloud deployment types and highlighting the main challenges. Following on from the introduction, the book is divided into three parts: Cloud management, Cloud security, and practical examples. Part one presents the main components constituting the Cloud and federated Cloud infrastructure (e.g., interactions and deployment), discusses management platforms (resources and services), identifies and analyzes the main properties of the Cloud infrastructure, and presents Cloud automated management services: virtual and application resource management services. Part two analyzes the problem of establishing trustworthy Cloud, discusses foundation frameworks for addressing this problem – focusing on mechanisms for treating the security challenges, discusses foundation frameworks and mechanisms for remote attestation in Cloud and establishing Cloud trust anchors, and lastly provides a framework for establishing a trustworthy provenance system and describes its importance in addressing major security challenges such as forensic investigation, mitigating insider threats and operation management assurance. Finally, part three, based on practical examples, presents real-life commercial and open source examples of some of the concepts discussed, and includes a real-life case study to reinforce learning – especially focusing on Cloud security. Key Features • Covers in detail two main aspects of Cloud computing: Cloud management and Cloud security • Presents a high-level view (i.e., architecture framework) for Clouds and federated Clouds which is useful for professionals, decision makers, and students • Includes illustrations and real-life deployment scenarios to bridge the gap between theory and practice • Extracts, defines, and analyzes the desired properties and management services of Cloud computing and its associated challenges and disadvantages • Analyzes the risks associated with Cloud services and deployment types and what could be done to address the risk for establishing trustworthy Cloud computing • Provides a research roadmap to establish next-generation trustworthy Cloud computing • Includes exercises and solutions to problems as well as PowerPoint slides for instructors

Information Security and Auditing in the Digital Age

Information Security and Auditing in the Digital Age Author Amjad Umar
ISBN-10 097274147X
Release 2003-12
Pages 548
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This book provides a recent and relevant coverage based on a systematic approach. Especially suitable for practitioners and managers, the book has also been classroom tested in IS/IT courses on security. It presents a systematic approach to build total systems solutions that combine policies, procedures, risk analysis, threat assessment through attack trees, honeypots, audits, and commercially available security packages to secure the modern IT assets (applications, databases, hosts, middleware services and platforms) as well as the paths (the wireless plus wired network) to these assets. After covering the security management and technology principles, the book shows how these principles can be used to protect the digital enterprise assets. The emphasis is on modern issues such as e-commerce, e-business and mobile application security; wireless security that includes security of Wi-Fi LANs, cellular networks, satellites, wireless home networks, wireless middleware, and mobile application servers; semantic Web security with a discussion of XML security; Web Services security, SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language)and .NET security; integration of control and audit concepts in establishing a secure environment. Numerous real-life examples and a single case study that is developed throughout the book highlight a case-oriented approach. Complete instructor materials (PowerPoint slides, course outline, project assignments) to support an academic or industrial course are provided. Additional details can be found at the author website (