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Localisation of threat potential in risk management

Conference paper

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Authors:

Susanne Eckel
Jürgen Geisler

Source:

Nagib Callaos (ed.), Proceedings of the 12th world multi-conference on systemics, cybernetics and informatics, Volume VI, International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, 2008.

Conference:

The 12th world multi-conference on systemics, cybernetics and informatics, Orlando, Florida, USA, June 29 - July 2, 2008

This paper introduces a geographically oriented approach to security risk management. In the field of security, threats are always intended by humans, acting at certain locations. If the location of a threatening person changes, its threat potential towards a geographically fixed object changes, too. We think that this geographical aspect is essential for efficient security risk management. Therefore, we expanded standardized terms and methods to develop a mathematical model that includes a geographical view on security tasks as well as it enables us to answer classical questions like countermeasures best to use.