Using safety tools to improve security

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Human error assessment and other safety analysis tools reveal that worker errors contributing to or resulting in accidents are often the consequence of ineffective system conditions, process features, or individual employee characteristics. At Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a team of security, safety, human error, and organizational experts considered whether the system-induced human errors that make accidents more likely could also be contributing factors to security incidents. Because our review of more than 100 such incidents suggests they can and do, LANL has adapted error assessment tools and reduction techniques for application to security tasks and operations. Safety professionals--especially those ... continued below

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Pond, D. J. (Daniel J.) January 1, 2003.

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Human error assessment and other safety analysis tools reveal that worker errors contributing to or resulting in accidents are often the consequence of ineffective system conditions, process features, or individual employee characteristics. At Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a team of security, safety, human error, and organizational experts considered whether the system-induced human errors that make accidents more likely could also be contributing factors to security incidents. Because our review of more than 100 such incidents suggests they can and do, LANL has adapted error assessment tools and reduction techniques for application to security tasks and operations. Safety professionals--especially those with human error assessment and mitigation expertise--have the knowledge and skills needed to apply these tools in enhancing security in their own organizations.

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  • "Submitted to: International Systems Safety Conference, August 4-8, 2003, Ottawa, Canada

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Pond, D. J. (Daniel J.). Using safety tools to improve security, article, January 1, 2003; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc929703/: accessed June 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.