Security Science, 1st Edition

The Theory and Practice of Security

 
Security Science, 1st Edition,Clifton Smith,David Brooks,ISBN9780123944368
 
 
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Key Features

  • 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

Description

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.

Readership

Students in Security, Homeland Security, and Security Science programs in APAC, UK, Middle East and US; security professionals in government and corporate settings worldwide.

Clifton Smith

Clifton L. Smith, PhD is a retired Associate Professor of Security Science in the School of Engineering, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. He developed their Security Science programs (BS, MS, and PhD) beginning in the 1980s, and helped establish their Security Science Research and Test Laboratory. He continues to conduct research in ballistics imaging, security knowledge and understanding, biometric imaging, and security education. Professor Smith has consulted in Australia, Southeast Asia, UK and India on security training programs, physical security audits, CCTV and infrared surveillance techniques, security lighting evaluation, and perimeter technology testing.

David Brooks

David J Brooks, PhD, is Senior Lecturer and research leader at Edith Cowan University, Australia, teaching and researching Security Science. Dr. Brooks specializes in security knowledge structure, security risk management and security technology. Past positions include the Australian Defence Force West Australian Infrastructure Plant Contract Manager, Senior Security Consultant with AMLEC House consulting group and others, and military service in the Royal Air Force, Air Defence group. Current research involves developing the theory of entropic security decay, defeat testing of security technology, use of resilience as an aid to National Security Vetting and Building Management System vulnerabilities.

Security Science, 1st Edition

Dedication

Acknowledgments

About the Authors

Foreword

Preface

Chapter 1. Concept of Security

Objectives

Introduction

Scientific method in support of security science

Defining the concept of security

Security of individuals

Security of groups

Security of nation-state and international systems

Concept of security matrix

Security science: context defines concept definition

Security science

Conclusion

Further Reading

References

Chapter 2. Security Management

Objectives

Introduction

Security management issues

A systems approach

Security management

Strategic security management frameworks

Organizational resilience

Security management functions

Security management policies and procedures

Security principles

Security ethics

Security decay

Conclusion

Websites

References

Chapter 3. Security Risk Management

Objectives

Introduction

The concept of risk

Defining risk

The concepts of probability to likelihood

Importance of consequence

Source of risk

Risk management

An international approach to risk management

Security risk management

Threat

Criticality

Vulnerability

Threat, criticality, and vulnerability

Risk models and modeling

Gaming risk

Decision-making in risk

Perception and culture

Trust

Gaining consensus

Conclusion

Further Reading

References

Chapter 4. Built Environment

Objectives

Introduction

Built environment

Security and the built environment

Facility management

Who is the facility manager?

Facility management and security

Building management systems

Protecting the facility

Conclusion

Further Reading

References

Chapter 5. Physical Security

Objectives

Introduction

Routine activity theory

Defense-in-depth

Crime prevention through environmental design

Physical barriers

Relationships between DiD functions

Conclusion

Further Reading

References

Chapter 6. Detection Systems

Objectives

Introduction

Theory

Function of security technology

Barrier and open ground detection

Testing systems

Conclusion

Further Reading

References

Chapter 7. Integrated Identification Technology

Objectives

Introduction

Background

Access control systems

Cards

Biometrics

Intelligent CCTV

Conclusion

Further Reading

References

Chapter 8. Knowledge Management

Objectives

Introduction

Knowledge

Intelligence

Intelligence in security management

Vetting

Predictive profiling

Conclusion

Further Reading

References

Chapter 9. Business Continuity Management

Objectives

Introduction

Crisis

Four phases of a crisis

Business continuity management

Essential elements of business continuity management

BCM Framework

Business impact forecasting

Learning from a crisis

Common elements of BCM

Security and BCM

Conclusion

Further Reading

References

Chapter 10. The Future of Security

Objectives

Introduction

Background

Security in the future

Future of intelligence

Professionalism

Management

Conclusion

Further Reading

References

Index

Quotes and reviews

"Two Australian academics…examine what evidence based information is available. The book, intended as a text, is likely to appeal to English-reading audiences outside of the US. Security practitioners here likely will find valuable insights applicable to security operations for use abroad… Smith and Brooks deliver an interesting read."--Security Letter, April 2014
"Security practitioners who have wanted a text that links security management principles with the proven concepts of the scientific method need look no further…This text is critical to security managers at any level who wish to enhance their role in their organization."--SecurityManagement.com, February 2014
"Proclaiming to establish the knowledge domain of security on a scientific and professional foundation, Smith…and Brooks…develop a theoretical construct for understanding the concept and management of security and the management of security risk that is based on a hierarchy of concepts and principles associated with asset protection and the processes to achieve asset protection."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013

 
 
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