Introduction to Security and Risk Management

Introduction to Security and Risk Management

By: Kathleen M. Sweet (author)Hardback

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Written by a highly respected expert in general and aviation security, this book addresses major shifts in the security industry occurring over the past decade. It details the rise and history of private security, covering traditional and emerging considerations. It explores physical security controls, procedural and security management functions, and controls on the security of the enterprise. Other topics include business continuity, risk, crisis management, and emergency operations. The book contains key terms and end-of-chapter exercises. Further ancillary material is available for qualifying instructors.

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About Author

Kathleen M. Sweet is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland. She formerly taught courses in Aviation Security, Terrorism and Strategic Intelligence in the Department of Aviation Technology at Purdue University. She is President of Risk Management Security Group and is certified by the UK and Irish Department of Transport to teach air cargo security.


PRIVATE SECURITY: THE LINK BETWEEN PRIVATE SECURITY, POLICING AUD RISK MANAGEMENT An Historical Overview News Introduction Man's efforts to protect and defend The Dark Ages 18th Century Europe 19'h England and the Americas The development of risk management Case Study Definitions, Key Terms and Process Overview News Introduction Definitions of Private Security, policing and risk assessment Purpose and objectives of security functions Varying approaches Proprietary, Contract versus Governmental Services Regulation of private security Regulation of the police and state agents Regulation of private investigation firms Case Study The Inter Connectivity of Security Forces News Introduction The State and Private Interface Opposing Forces or Cooperative Teams Power versus Authority The Homeland Security Interface Similarities and Differences between Private and Public Officers Training both public police and private security in the war on terrorism Private Security and Miranda Warnings State Agents and the Fourth Amendment and Fifth Amendment History and Current Status of Cooperation or Lack There of between LEO's and private security officers Recognition of Private Security's Role in Homeland Security Barriers persist between law enforcement and private security Problem Solving Current Leaders and Pioneers in the Profession Conclusion Case Study Legal Concepts The concept of negligence Management Responsibilities The basics of the 4th Amendment The Civil Rights Act - Section 1983 The Patriot Act Felonies and Misdemeanors Detention and Arrest Surviving a Litigious society Guns: Necessity or Burden Reducing Liability and Risk Assessments Introduction Asset Identification Threat Identification Threat Assessment Vulnerability Assessment Cost Benefit Analysis Reducing liability with training The Security Survey BASIC SECURITY PROTOCOLS Physical Controls Introduction The Perimeter The Building Exterior The Building Interior New Technology and Basic Equipment Access Control Locks Alanns Lighting Surveillance- CCTV Armed Guards CPTED Procedural Controls Introduction The Hiring Process Employee Theft- Pilferage Controlling Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace Training and Supervision Methodology: Hand Held Metal Detectors Pat down searches X-Ray Screening Patrols Violence in the workplace Determining Critical and Sensitive Information Insurance and Bonding The Security Manager Accidents and Emergencies Introduction Working with FEMA Working within OSHA Accident Prevention Medical Emergencies AIDS and other infectious diseases Civil Disturbance Hazardous Materials Terrorism Natural Disasters and Fires Bombs, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical attacks Medical Surveillance Criminal Threats Introduction From petty theft to murder Criminal versus civil offenses The appropriate use of force Proprietary rights Proper investigative techniques Ethics in the corporate environment Computer Security Introduction The importance of information security The Cyber threat Computer crime defined New international efforts to control cybercrime Security measures for the computer system Security measures for employees Threats to effective communication Economic and foreign espionage Business Continuity in the 21st Century Testifying in Court Introduction Collection of information after an event Writing reports Before Trial: Interrogatories The Trial Post Trial Lessons Learned Expert Testimony Industry standards Courtroom Security Specific Industries Introduction Transportation Airports Mass Transit Cruise Ships Corporate Aviation Shipping Railroads Retail Industrial Commercial Entertainment Offices Financial Institutions Housing Hotel/Motel/Resorts/Spas Movie Theaters Stadiums-Sports Events Recreational Parks Racetracks Institutional Security Hospitals and Clinics Nursing Homes Educational Institutions Libraries Museums Religious Facilities Additional Challenges Executive Protection International Interests Foreign Threats to Business Travelers Intelligence Agency Access Technology Challenges Licensing The Security Professional

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/01/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781439836286
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 720
  • ID: 9781439836286
  • ISBN10: 1439836280

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