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University of Leicester alumnus has published two papers on analysing security risk and designing holistic security systems.

Hugh Jones, who graduated from the University in July 2009 with an MSc in Security and Risk Management, has recently published two research papers examining risk and security systems.

His paper, Security Risk Management, will be published in the journal SMI this month, and is based on two detailed case studies. The article looks at the different methods used to assess security risks for a large organisation with facilities spread across a wide geographical area, and further goes on to look in-depth at two specific analysis tools (the Failure Mode Effects Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and the Fault Tree/Event Tree Analysis).

The paper looks at some key elements of the risk survey process and emphasises the importance of taking a holistic view of the organisation when conducting a Security Risk Analysis (SRA). Jones looks at other factors that can influence security and risk and how it is managed, such as the organisation's culture and ethos, and external factors that influence the organisation's work.

In an earlier paper, Security Risk Analysis: Methodology; Factors; Security Systems, published in Risk Management Professional, Hugh Jones presented two case studies of multi-national oil exploration/extraction organisations working in the Niger Delta. The paper examined the process of producing SRAs, and emphasises the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to managing security and risk. Jones takes a look at crime and crime prevention and its relationship to security, and calls for security management to form an integral part of overall management and planning within an organisation.

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