Introduction to Security

ISBN-10: 0123850576

ISBN-13: 9780123850577

Edition: 9th 2013

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Description: Introduction to Security has been the leading text on private security for over thirty years. Celebrated for its balanced and professional approach, this new edition gives future security professionals a broad, solid base that prepares them to serve in a variety of positions in a growing field that is immune to outsourcing. Former and current members of the military, as well as works displaced by disappearing jobs, can all benefit from reading this book. The author team as well as an outstanding group of subject-matter experts combine knowledge and experience to create content geared to experiential learning. As a recommended title for security certifications, it is a crucial resource for working professionals, and is also used as a core security textbook in universities throughout the country. This is Butterworth-Heinemann's best-selling security text of all time, an essential reference for all security professionals.The 9th edition expands on key topics and adds new material on the important issues in the 21st century environment such as: the importance of communication skills; the value of education; internet-related security risks; changing business paradigms; and brand protection.* New sections on terrorism and emerging security threats like cybercrime and piracy* Top industry professionals from aerospace and computer firms join instructors from large academic programs as co-authors and contributors* Expanded ancillaries for both instructors and students, including interactive web-based video and case studies

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Book details

Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.014
Language: English

Robert Fischer is President of Assets Protection Associates, Inc., a security consulting firm established in 1986. He earned his Ph.D. in education administration from Southern Illinois University in 1981. Dr. Fischer has served as a consultant to many organizations, including publishers, private security firms, retailers, and school districts. Dr. Fischer is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society for industrial Security, The Academy if Security Educators and Trainers, and the International Police Association. He recently retired from his positions as the Director of Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute, a project of the Illinois Law Enforcement and Standards Board, and as a professor of law enforcement and justice administration at Western Illinois University.

Introduction
Origins and Development of 21st Century Security
Defining Security's Role
Career Opportunities in Loss Prevention
Security Education, Training, Certification, and Regulation
Homeland Security - Security & Loss Prevention Since September 11th, 2001 and Beyond
Basics of Defense
Security and the Law
Risk Analysis, Security Surveys, and Insurance
Interior and Exterior Security Concerns
The Outer Defenses: Building and Perimeter Protection
The Inner Defenses: Intrusion and Access Control
Contingency Planning, Fire Protection, Emergency Response, and Safety
Internal Theft Controls/Personnel Issues
Specific Threats and Solutions
Transportation Security Issues and Regulation
Violence and Drug Use in the Workplace
Retail Security
Terrorism - A Global Perspective
Computer Technology and Information Security Issues
Selected Security Threats of the 21st Century
Security: The Future
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