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Section IV : Risk Management, Decision Making, and Communication


Section IV on “Risk Management, Decision Making, and Communication” explains that the key to risk analysis is to use a systematic and tailored process to identify critical system assets, assess risks, and make smart risk-management decisions The section also discusses fundamental aspects of the psychological perception of risk and risk communication issues and initiatives such as the National Terrorism Advisory System, designed to communicate clear, timely, and specific information about the nature of the terrorist threat.

Introduction to Section IV

David Kamien

Chapter 16—Integrating Risk Management with Security and Antiterrorism Resource Allocation Decision Making
Gregory Parnell, Robin Dillon-Merrill, & Terry Bresnick
Chapter 17—Pervasive Readiness: Pipedream or Possible?
Jason Hutchens & Ari Vidali
Chapter 18—The Psychological Perception of Risk
Baruch Fischoff
Chapter 19—The National Terrorism Advisory System
James Carafano & Jessica Zuckerman