Security Science: The Theory and Practice of Security
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Security Science integrates the multi-disciplined practice areas of security into a single structured body of knowledge, where each chapter takes an evidence-based approach to one of the core knowledge categories. The authors give practitioners and students the underlying scientific perspective based on robust underlying theories, principles, models or frameworks. Demonstrating the relationships and underlying concepts, they present an approach to each core security function within the context of both organizational security and homeland security. The book is unique in its application of the scientific method to the increasingly challenging tasks of preventing crime and foiling terrorist attacks. Incorporating the latest security theories and principles, it considers security from both a national and corporate perspective, applied at a strategic and tactical level. It provides a rational basis for complex decisions and begins the process of defining the emerging discipline of security science.
- A fresh and provocative approach to the key facets of security
- Presentation of theories and models for a reasoned approach to decision making
- Strategic and tactical support for corporate leaders handling security challenges
- Methodologies for protecting national assets in government and private sectors
- Exploration of security’s emerging body of knowledge across domains
parceled together as loss of facility access for greater than 24 hours. The clustered or common mode failure risks are then used to assess the business impact of these potential risks. Business Impact Assessment The business impact assessment or crisis forecasting provides an analysis of how significant disruption may affect an organization’s outputs and what capabilities may be required to address such disruptions. There are a number of distinct requirements in determining both current
unless the business of security with its many industry associations can improve practice and develop professionalism, growth will be restricted through state control. Other practicing areas such as aviation and maritime security will continue to expand, requiring further specialization to some degree by organizational security practitioners. In addition, some consideration to the ongoing debate of public and private security will be presented. Security technology will continue to drive security,
or subpopulations. Also, the establishment of identity does not include medical conditions, age, race, or gender of individuals. Access control systems Technological advances have contributed to the popularity of automated electronic access control systems through decreasing hardware costs, increased emphasis on the need for security, and increased opportunity for integration with building systems. Within the security of a facility, an access control system (ACS) is a measure or group of
measures designed to allow authorized personnel, vehicles, and equipment to pass through protective barriers, while preventing unauthorized movements. The issue of authorization for people in a security facility is important, as it determines who has the right to be present at a particular location in a particular situation. The status of authorization is granted to individuals according to the security management plan, and is not granted according to rank or designation in an organization. That
Therefore, while information necessitates an understanding of the relations among data, it does not provide the underlying meaning or theory for the relationship. As a result, information is derived from data and has the capacity to provide some output from its application, but does not generate understanding or knowledge until it can be associated with other information from diverse contexts. The constructs of patterns from associations of information have the potential to represent knowledge.