Integrative risk identification approach for mass-gathering security

Edward J. Glantz, Frank E. Ritter

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Effective risk management begins with successful risk identification. Unfortunately, traditional approaches may lead to haphazard and incomplete results. To overcome this, we present a new integrative approach to improve risk identification that sequentially investigates protector-views and narrow scopes using literature review, ethnography, and subject matter expertise. This paper illustrates this approach by identifying man-made and natural threats to mass-gathering events in general, and stadium security as an example. Improving risk identification enhances resilience to known risks by enabling planning and development of targeted response strategies. Working from a more complete portfolio of risk resilience strategies may also improve flexibility and agility to respond to new and emerging risks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-373
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference
StatePublished - 2017
Event14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2017 - Albi, France
Duration: May 21 2017May 24 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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