When properly conducted, risk analysis enlightens, informs, and
illuminates, helping management organize their thinking into
properly prioritized, cost-effective action. Poor analysis, on the
other hand, usually results in vague programs with no clear
direction and no metrics for measurement. Although there is plenty
of information on risk analysis, it is rare to find a book that
explains this highly complex subject with such startling clarity.
Very few, if any, focus on the art of critical thinking and how to
best apply it to the task of risk analysis.
The first comprehensive resource to explain how to evaluate the
appropriateness of countermeasures, from a cost-effectiveness
perspective, Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasure Selection
details the entire risk analysis process in language that is easy
to understand. It guides readers from basic principles to complex
processes in a step-by-step fashion, evaluating DHS approved risk
assessment methods, including CARVER, API/NPRA, RAMCAP, and various
Using numerous case illustrations, the text clearly explains the
five core principles of the risk analysis lifecycle determining
assets, threats, vulnerabilities, risks, and countermeasures. It
also supplies readers with a completely adaptable graphic risk
analysis tool that is simple to use, can be applied in public or
private industries, and works with all DHS approved methods. This
reader-friendly guide provides the tools and insight needed to
effectively analyze risks and secure facilities in a broad range of
industries, including DHS designated critical infrastructure in the
chemical, transportation, energy, telecommunications, and public
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