Security Engineering; Risk Assessment and Security Measures
Each security solution is to be efficient, justified and rational, which is only possible when founded on realistic conclusions on the actual threats, vulnerability, probability of damaging events and their possible damaging effects. We cannot locate these on the basis of a superficial view, interview or intuition, but by using efficient tools and conducting a comprehensive risk assessment. More
Running a risk? Are you at risk? Where is it that you are vulnerable? What is the probability of a damaging event and what are its possible damaging consequences?
Just as health, safety and security are the prerequisites that we can live and work. For most of us, its existence is taken for granted to the extent where we stop even thinking about or observing it. Until the moment when we lose it, that is, and suffer damage. Most often, the two reasons for this loss are our belief that security is guaranteed by itself and the lack of preventive reflection and action. It is in this way that it is possible to increase significantly both its quality level and durability.
We develop security solutions to prevent the occurrence of damaging events that may put our life, health and property in danger. Each solution is to be efficient, justified and rational, which is only possible when founded on realistic conclusions on the actual threats, vulnerability, probability of damaging events and their possible damaging effects. We cannot locate these on the basis of a superficial view, interview or intuition, but by using efficient tools and conducting a comprehensive risk assessment. One of these, based on practical experience, is described in the "Security Engineering, Security Risk Assessment and Measures ". All the procedures here described are easy to apply and require no special knowledge or skills. Therefore this book is useful both for laymen and experienced professionals, regardless of whether users or providers of private security services.
The benefits of this type of security risk management are based on the assertion, that both the client and the security service provider have the same primary objectives of cooperation: to prevent events that could lead to damaging effects and to provide the agreed level of security to the client.
Skilful use of the methodology allows the client to recognise security risks and shape his/her own requirements and preferences. It also makes him/her ready for cooperation with the service provider, enables him to understand the proposals and justifications on security measures, and, finally, to know how to coordinate and/or control the operation of a comprehensive security system.
It is only by means of security risk assessment that the security service provider can confirm and define more in detail the client's findings. Based on the results of analyses, the provider can define the proposals for security measures, their justifications and present the comprehensive security system operation.
Security risk assessment is set to prevent a possible “imaginary” security and to reduce significantly the customer's investment and subsequent maintenance costs by optimising the security system. On the other hand, it enables the provider to keep a long-term business relationship.
The first three sections of this manual are dealing with "safety and security" in their broadest sense, "integral security", and "private security". They all are aimed at approximating the content of the carrier section, which is "security engineering". The section on getting familiar with the organisation is followed by the presentation of assessment procedures on threats, vulnerability, probabilities of damaging event and its damaging effects. The procedure is completed by analysing the outcomes and defining the security risks. All descriptions are supplemented with the practical case of private dental clinic.
Both this section and the book are concluded by the presentation of security measures and their most important features.
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