Threat! Managing Risk in a Hostile World

  • Item No. : 1038
  • ISBN : 978-0-89413-620-7
  • Publisher : The IIA Research Foundation
  • Publish Date : 2008
  • Authors : MacDonnell Ulsch
  • Media : Paperback with CD/DVD
  • Dimensions : 7 x 10
  • Member Price : $65.00
  • Non-Member Price : $79.00




The world has changed dramatically, it continues to change, and the impact of change can be devastating. This book is intended to explain why the time for positive change is now, and why we cannot afford to wait.


Managing risk in a hostile world asks much of those in the profession of risk management, security, and privacy. In THREAT! Managing Risk in a Hostile World, MacDonnell Ulsch offers a unifying message and methodology that brings IT and executive management together on the mission to protect and defend the enterprise against a growing number of threats, including:

  • Terrorism
  • Identify theft
  • Hacking
  • Malicious computer code
  • Corporate espionage
  • And more

 The author presents a methodology to:

  • Develop a rapid response baseline about their company’s level of risk
  • Identify vulnerabilities
  • Prioritize these vulnerabilities
  • Use results to acquire additional budget
  • Create a common understanding between management and IT.
Included with this book is a CD: The Enterprise Threat Index: Defensive Enterprise Mapping. The Enterprise Threat Index is a high-level risk assessment tool intended to provide executive management and the board of directors with a general indication of the enterprise’s risk profile and potential risk flash points.