Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management

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Criminals: Suggestions to Improve Security Procedures

  • Harald HaeltermanEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69891-5_116-1

Definition

Procedure: a formal or official order or way of doing things – a series of actions that need to be completed in order to achieve something.

Introduction

Security procedures are considered a critical component of an organization’s overall security program (Dunham 2018). They provide guidance on how to implement, enable, and enforce existing security controls and on how to execute security-relevant business processes in a consistent and concerted manner (ibid.). At the same time, they are to be considered controls in their own right. Same as other components of a security program, they require constant fine-tuning in order to remain effective and efficient over time. This entry highlights a number of triggers or incentives for organizations to upgrade existing security procedures or to implement new ones. It further positions script analysis as a promising tool to ensure that controls and procedures remain effective and fit for purpose.

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Keywords

Security procedures Controls Procedural change Crime script analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Law and Criminology – Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social LawGhent UniversityGhentBelgium