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Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications
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Risk and the Theory of Security Risk Assessment

Authors: Young, Carl S.

  • Teaches the reader how to think about security risk problems and rigorously evaluate any scenario irrespective of its complexity or context
  • Provides “thought experiments” to test the reader’s understanding of basic security risk assessment concepts
  • Provides quantitative methods to evaluate the effectiveness of security controls, identify meaningful performance metrics, and formulate a logic-based risk mitigation strategy
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eBook 83,29 €
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  • Due: February 6, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-30600-7
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-30599-4
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About this book

This book provides the conceptual foundation of security risk assessment and thereby enables reasoning about risk from first principles. It presents the underlying theory that is the basis of a rigorous and universally applicable security risk assessment methodology. Furthermore, the book identifies and explores concepts with profound operational implications that have traditionally been sources of ambiguity if not confusion in security risk management. Notably, the text provides a simple quantitative model for complexity, a significant driver of risk that is typically not addressed in security-related contexts.     

Risk and The Theory of Security Risk Assessment is a primer of security risk assessment pedagogy, but it also provides methods and metrics to actually estimate the magnitude of security risk. Concepts are explained using numerous examples, which are at times both enlightening and entertaining. As a result, the book bridges a longstanding gap between theory and practice, and therefore will be a useful reference to students, academics and security practitioners. 


About the authors

Carl S. Young specializes in applying science to information and physical security risk management. He has held senior positions in the US government, the financial sector, consulting and academia. He is the author of three previous textbooks in addition to numerous technical papers, and has been an adjunct professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). Mr. Young earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in mathematics and physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 


Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: February 6, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-30600-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: February 6, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-30599-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Risk and the Theory of Security Risk Assessment
Authors
Series Title
Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-30600-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-30600-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-30599-4
Series ISSN
1613-5113
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 274
Number of Illustrations
81 b/w illustrations
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