Security by Design

Innovative Perspectives on Complex Problems

  • Anthony J. Masys

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Anthony J. Masys
    Pages 1-9
  3. Craig Perry, Andy Hines
    Pages 43-54
  4. Bradley Keating, Anthony J. Masys
    Pages 55-72
  5. Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Charles B. Keating
    Pages 137-169
  6. Frédéric Petit, Duane Verner, Julia Phillips, Lawrence Paul Lewis
    Pages 193-219
  7. Corey Tsang, Anthony J. Masys
    Pages 253-272
  8. Suzanne Waldman, Anthony J. Masys
    Pages 361-374

About this book


This edited book captures salient global security challenges and presents ‘design’ solutions in dealing with wicked problems. Through case studies and applied research this book reveals the many perspectives, tools and approaches to support security design. Security design thereby can support risk and threat analysis, risk communication, problem framing and development of interventions strategies.  From the refugee crisis to economic slowdowns in emerging markets, from ever-rising numbers of terrorist and cyberattacks to global water shortages, to the proliferation of the Internet of Things and its impact on the security of our homes, cities and critical infrastructure, the current security landscape is diverse and complex. These global risks have been in the headlines in the last year (Global Risks Report) and pose significant security challenges both nationally and globally. In fact, national security is no longer just national. Non-state actors, cyber NGO, rising powers, and hybrid wars and crimes in strategic areas pose complex challenges to global security. In the words of Horst Rittel (1968):"Design is an activity, which aims at the production of a plan, which plan -if implemented- is intended to bring about a situation with specific desired characteristics without creating unforeseen and undesired side and after effects."



Design thinking Security modelling and simulation Internet of things Operations research Designing for security Mass migration Nuclear Waste Refugee crisis Humanitarian assistance Active shooters Systems thinking Fentanyl crisis

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony J. Masys
    • 1
  1. 1.Global Disaster Management, Humanitarian Assistance and Homeland SecurityUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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