A new text takes a look at security risk assessment for buildings and uses real life examples from decades of experience. ASIS International (ASIS), the worldwide association for security management professionals, has published Getting the First Step Right: A Risk Assessment Guide for the Security Manager, which contains both theoretical content and tales of personal experience based on the author’s past performing security risk assessments in the Middle East, specifically in Arab countries of the Persian Gulf.
Author Jean Perois shares his insights by warning about the complicated mess that an SRA can become.
Perois describes methods, strategies, and philosophies related to security risk assessment. The book can help security practitioners (a) determine the likelihood that an adversary will exploit vulnerabilities; (b) estimate the impact; and (c) choose, prioritize, and implement appropriate countermeasures.
The security risk assessment is a decision-making tool, an essential first step toward strengthening security in an industrial facility. This book examines and explains several different risk assessment methodologies and standards.
Getting the First Step Right: A Risk Assessment Guide for the Security Manager, available for purchase from the ASIS webpage, will aid SRA writers, security managers, facilities managers and other contributors to the SRA team.