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Risk Reduction and Deterrence: Two Sides of the Same Coin   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Abstract: "Government documents and academic articles focus on risk reduction and deterrence, sometimes simultaneously. With limited resources, how should CIKR [critical infrastructure and key resources] stakeholders invest? If the objective is to deter, that may have certain implications for investment. If the objective is to reduce risk, that may have different implications. However, what if the objective is to account for both? What are the investment implications in that case? If CIKR stakeholders understand how deterrence metrics influence risk-reduction efforts, they may view investment in CIKR protection and resilience differently. In addition, this may have implications for risk- reduction metrics reporting, a government concern. This work therefore explores the relationship between quantitative deterrence and quantitative CIKR risk reduction under a variety of assumptions and with notional scenarios and data."

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2021-04
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Homeland Security Affairs Journal: https://www.hsaj.org/
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Homeland Security Affairs (April 2021), v.17, article 3
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