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The Use of Threat, Vulnerability, and Consequence (TVC) Analysis for Decision Making on The Deployment of Limited Security Resources

Part 3. Key Application Areas

1. Agriculture and Food Supply

  1. Nicholas A. Linacre1,
  2. Marc J. Cohen2,
  3. Bonwoo Koo3,
  4. Regina Birner4

Published Online: 14 NOV 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470087923.hhs404

Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security

Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security

How to Cite

Linacre, N. A., Cohen, M. J., Koo, B. and Birner, R. 2008. The Use of Threat, Vulnerability, and Consequence (TVC) Analysis for Decision Making on The Deployment of Limited Security Resources. Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security. 3:1:1–9.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Faculty of Land and Food Resources, the University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC

  3. 3

    Department of Management Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  4. 4

    International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 NOV 2008

Abstract

The allocation of security resources to counterterrorism is a complex task that requires decisions on the risk allocation mechanism, estimation of risk, and tolerable levels of risk. The purpose of this article is to provide an understanding of threat, vulnerability, and consequence (TVC) analysis, its use in the deployment of limited resources, and some of the challenges associated with using TVC as a risk-based allocation mechanism for homeland security.

Keywords:

  • terrorism;
  • risk analysis;
  • threat, vulnerability, and consequence analysis;
  • TVC