IACSP Homeland Security Bookshelf ...

The following are noteworthy recently published books on various aspects of homeland security.
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Risk Assessment And Security For Pipelines, Tunnels, And Underground Rail And Transit Operations
Release Date: 09/03/2014
Written By: Anna M. Doro
Publisher: CRC Press
Page Count: 414
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With Gas And Oil Pipelines, Tunnels And Rail Transit Systems Subject To Continuous Terrorist Attacks (and Other Types Of Disasters) Around The World, This Comprehensive And Detailed Handbook Presents A Quantitative Risk Assessment Methodology To Enable Security Planners To Protect These Critical Infrastructure Nodes From Such Threats. The Risk Assessment Methodology Is Based On What The Author Terms "cumulative Prospect Theory," Which Is A Quantitative Psychology Assessment Process To Measure The Engineering, Environmental, And Economic Impacts Of Both Direct And Collateral Damage From Such Attacks. The Book's Chapters Cover Topics Such As The Types Of Threats In The Form Of Hazards, Terrorism, And Weapons Of Mass Destruction Likely To Target Such Facilities; How To Conduct Quantitative Threat, Risk, And Vulnerability Assessments To Measure And Prioritize The Likelihood Of Such Threats And Their Potential Impacts; And The Defensive Measures That Need To Be Implemented To Harden These Targets And Safeguard Them From Such Threats. The Handbook Includes Numerous Tables And Figures That Illustrate And Operationalize The Author's Methodologies For Enhancing The Security Of These Vital Critical Infrastructure Nodes.

Reviewed By, Dr. Joshua Sinai