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Strategies for Protecting National Critical Infrastructure Assets
eases the research burden, develops investigative protocols, and pulls together data into a comprehensive and practical guide to help the serious reader understand advanced concepts and techniques of risk assessment with an emphasis on meeting the security needs of the critical national infrastructure. Drawing on the collective experience of many experts, this definitive reference presents the best methods, techniques, and measurements to help security analysts conduct objective security assessments. The text is divided into five major sections, which are further broken down by individual chapters, each addressing one element of risk assessment as well as focusing attention on applying the risk assessment methodology to a particular industry. This book establishes a new and acceptable approach for conducting risk assessments in a high-risk world.
This resource guide:
- Helps the reader understand advanced concepts and techniques of risk assessment
- Provides a quick, reliable, and practical "briefcase" reference to use in the office as well as on the road
- Introduces the elements of the risk assessment process by defining its purpose and objectives, describing the behavioral and physical sciences, the techniques employed in the process, and the measurement and evaluation tools and standards used to perform an objective risk assessment
- Includes chapters dedicated to specific infrastructure sectors: energy; transportation; chemical and hazardous materials; agriculture and food; banking and finance; and telecommunications.