Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasure Selection

This new edition of Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasure Selection presents updated case studies and introduces existing and new methodologies and technologies for addressing existing and future threats. In an age of viruses and hackers, electronic eavesdropping, and electronic fraud on a global scale, security is paramount. The purpose of this book is to provide a practical survey of both the principles and practice of cryptography and network security. In the first part of the book, the basic issues to be addressed by a network security capability are explored by providing a tutorial and survey of cryptography and network security technology. The latter part of the book deals with the practice of network security: practical applications that have been implemented and are in use to provide network security.

Book contents:

  1. Risk Analysis: The basics for Appropriate and Economical Countermeasures

  2. Risk Analysis Basics and DHS-Approved Risk Analysis Methods

  3. Risk Analysis Skills and Tools

  4. Critical Thinking and the Risk Analysis Process

  5. Asset categorization and Identification

  6. Criticality and Consequence Analysis

  7. Threat Analysis

  8. Assessing Vulnerability

  9. Estimating Probability

  10. Prioritizing Risk

  11. Security Policy Introduction

  12. Security Policy and Comtermeasure Goals

  13. Developing Effective Security Policies

  14. Countermeasure Goals and Strategiess

  15. Types of Countermeasures

  16. Countermeasures Selection and Budgeting Tools

  17. Security Effectiveness Metrics

  18. Cost Effectiveness Metrics

  19. Writing Effective Reports