Title

Engineering Principles in the Protection of Assets

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Computer and Security Science

RAS ID

17920

Comments

This chapter was originally published as: Brooks, D. J., & Smith, C. L. (2014). Engineering Principles in the Protection of Assets. In Gill, M. (Eds.). Handbook of Security (pp. 107-132). England: Palgrave Macmillan.

Abstract

The chapter presents a systems approach in security design, resulting in security that better meets the needs of the organization whilst aligning with dynamic environmental threats. To achieve such a state requires a structured and an a priori approach, using an open system with continuous input. The open system integrates common security elements and processes into the security system, commencing with Security Guidelines that articulate the security requirements. Security risk management defines business criticalities, and risk assessment articulate threats and resulting risks. Both Security Guidelines and Security Risk Management inform the Security system design, providing a security register and concept plans that may be tested with activity flow charts. The sum of these elements forms the commencement of a systems approach to security

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