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About Julian Talbot
Julian is an industry leader in security, risk management and strategic management. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Risk Management Institution of Australasia, recipient of The Australian Security Medal, and holds a Master of Risk Management from Monash University.
Julian has lived and worked on five continents with jobs in resources, government, IT, and not-for-profit sectors ranging from construction worker to CEO, company director, and Chairman.
Writing books, traveling to places that most sensible people avoid, adventures, motorcycling, working with startups, and time with family are his main passions. He is typically found outdoors, or if indoors will be reading, writing, consulting, or speaking at conferences.
His LinkedIn profile and other websites can be found at www.bit.ly/JulianTalbot
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Security Risk Management Body of Knowledge details the security risk management process in a format that can easily be applied by executive managers and security risk management practitioners. Integrating knowledge, competencies, methodologies, and applications, it demonstrates how to document and incorporate best-practice concepts from a range of complementary disciplines.
Developed to align with International Standards for Risk Management such as ISO 31000 it enables professionals to apply security risk management (SRM) principles to specific areas of practice. Guidelines are provided for: Access Management; Business Continuity and Resilience; Command, Control, and Communications; Consequence Management and Business Continuity Management; Counter-Terrorism; Crime Prevention through Environmental Design; Crisis Management; Environmental Security; Events and Mass Gatherings; Executive Protection; Explosives and Bomb Threats; Home-Based Work; Human Rights and Security; Implementing Security Risk Management; Intellectual Property Protection; Intelligence Approach to SRM; Investigations and Root Cause Analysis; Maritime Security and Piracy; Mass Transport Security; Organizational Structure; Pandemics; Personal Protective Practices; Psych-ology of Security; Red Teaming and Scenario Modeling; Resilience and Critical Infrastructure Protection; Asset-, Function-, Project-, and Enterprise-Based Security Risk Assessment; Security Specifications and Postures; Security Training; Supply Chain Security; Transnational Security; and Travel Security.
Security Risk Management Body of Knowledge is supported by a series of training courses, DVD seminars, tools, and templates. This is an indispensable resource for risk and security professional, students, executive management, and line managers with security responsibilities.
The Security Risk Management Aide-Mémoire includes a range of models and tools to help security professionals to brief clients, conduct security risk assessments, facilitate workshops, draft reports, and more. Much of it is from the Security Risk Management Body of Knowledge with some new material reflecting updates such as ISO31000:2018 Risk Management Standard.
The book addresses all domains of security risk management but assumes you are already somewhat familiar with the contents and the specifics of your profession. The tools and models are complementary. Pick the ones that work best for you and ignore the rest or keep them in your back pocket for another day. You can download all the graphics and models for free from www.srmam.com
Most of us are promoted however, because we are technically proficient at our core skills, not because we are born leaders. That technical proficiency, plus perhaps a positive attitude and the willingness to accept responsibly, got us noticed, but none of those abilities automatically make you a born supervisor, leader or manager.
I'm certainly not a natural born leader. Most of what is covered in this book was learned the hard way - through trial and error. I think I can safely say that I still continue to make new and inventive mistakes, but because I continue to learn from them, I have many lessons to share. I have also been fortunate to have great mentors, attend some excellent training and have learned much from some terrific books.
This book is designed as a quick and easy read to provide the best of my practical tips to help you:
- Communicate more effectively with your team
- Manage meetings in a way that is more productive and takes less time
- Motivate staff to want to achieve
- Write effective and succinct reports
- Understand the mumbo-jumbo language of management systems
- Make better decisions faster
In a nutshell, this book is designed to reduce your stress, allow you to spend more time with family, improve your sense of job satisfaction and lead you inevitably towards your next promotion. What I have compiled is a book is based on decades of hands-on leadership and management experience. It is quite simply a compendium of... "the things that I wished I had known BEFORE I was first promoted to a leadership role".
Leadership is one of the hardest but most rewarding things you will ever do. For me at least, supporting and helping others to grow, is probably the most rewarding thing that I have done in my career. It is my hope that this book will save you at least a little pain on your own leadership journey, but more importantly, that it will help you to achieve your goals and to develop as a leader. Best of luck to you with your journey of self-discovery.
Even without having met you, I'm going to suggest that finding sufficient funds to do what you know you need to do, is probably your biggest challenge right now. This book was designed with one purpose in mind - to help you get the resources you need to support the right risk treatments. It was born when a friend of mine asked me one day, "how can I demonstrate the business case for my risk treatments?" That simple question proved much more difficult to answer than I would have thought. It did however, prompt me to change one of my master's electives to conduct a research project into the business case for investments in risk management. That in turn, lead me to create a training course the topic, and before long, the workbook from that course became this book.
The book draws on research from a range of disciplines and using generous color graphics, is designed to take you through the full process of initiating, researching, developing, analysing, writing and finally presenting a business case. Although the focus is on business cases for risk treatments, you don't need to be a risk expert and the same concepts are applicable to any business case.
It's been designed with simple tips to get you started including:
- The 4C's of defining a problem?
- The 4A's of defining a recommended solution
- ESIEAP (The Hierarchy of Controls) to determine which type of risk treatment is better?
- The 8 simple steps that you can do on a single sheet of paper to determine whether your proposed business case has merit.
- How to use the 4A's, 4C's and ESIEAP to spot a poor business case in under 5 minutes (including self-assessing your business case before the boss does).
If you've been struggling to get your IT project, portfolio planning, safety, security or finance business cases funded, then this is the book for you. In just a few short hours you can know all you need to know to develop a great business case.
Because everyone's time is short, we've condensed those 50 years into 50 pages of practical advice that can be applied immediately. It addresses questions such as: "How do I tell if the $x million spent actually delivered benefits or reduced risk?", "How do I know how my organization is performing against its peers in terms of ROI on risk mitigations?" Using illustrations, examples and appropriate tools, this book offers a range of methods and guiding principles to help develop effective Key Performance Indicators and scorecards which align your risk management processes to organizational objectives.