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Managers Handbook for Business Security

New security managers don't always have the luxury of time to deeply research comprehensive textbooks on security fundamentals before they start taking action to build their programs. The same applies to security practitioners transitioning from the public sector, small companies that do not have a full-fledged security department, and business executives who simply want to understand the security function. The Manager's Handbook for Business Security is built for them.

Designed for ease of use, this book distills the Collective Knowledge™ of the SEC's members, faculty and staff into a series of short, focused topics that are presented in concise, actionable, and practical terms. Topics include security leadership, regulation, metrics, training, marketing the program, strategy, and more.

We're offering this chapter, Risk Assessment and Mitigation, as a free download to newsletter subscribers (download the document at the end of this web page).

The chapter includes topics such as:

  • Assessing viable threats
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Board-Level Risk and Security Program Response Research
  • A Risk Quantification Process
  • A Risk Management-Based Concept of Operations


If you register for our Sharing Is Caring series, in which we share one of our SEC paid-for resources per month at no cost, you can receive an e-copy of this book. There are 12 resources in the series. This book is the April resource so register by April 15, 2021 in order to receive it. Each Sharing Is Caring resource includes notes on how to use it to increase the value of security. Click here to register for Sharing is Caring.

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