Women in the Security Profession: A Practical Guide for Career Development

Women in the Security Profession: A Practical Guide for Career Development

By: Sandi J. Davies (author)Paperback

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Women in the Security Profession: A Practical Guide for Career Development is a resource for women considering a career in security, or for those seeking to advance to its highest levels of management. It provides a historical perspective on how women have evolved in the industry, as well as providing real-world tips and insights on how they can help shape its future. The comprehensive text helps women navigate their security careers, providing information on the educational requirements necessary to secure the wide-ranging positions in today's security field. Women in the Security Profession describes available development opportunities, offering guidance from experienced women professionals who have risen through the ranks of different security sectors.

About Author

Sandi J Davies has served as the Executive Director of the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) for more than 25 years. She is the former Chairperson of the Security Services Council for ASIS International, and is currently a member of the Security Services Council and the Women In Security Council of ASIS International. Sandi has edited eight editions of The Professional Protection Officer, as well as all four editions of Security Supervision: Theory and Practice of Asset Protection.


1. History of Women in Security 2. Managing and Escaping Stereotypes and Obstacles Industry Specific Q&A: Financial/Banking Security 3. Specific Gender Differences: The Practical Value of Diversity Industry Specific Q&A: Transport-Rail, Marine, and Air 4. Transitioning from the Military to Security 5. Emergency Communications Center 6. High-Rise Building Security Industry Specific Q&A: Contract Security 7. How Women Can Succeed in the Security Industry? Industry Specific Q&A: Healthcare Service Sector 8. The Power of Certification 9. Education and Career Advancement Industry Specific Q&A: Information Security, Information Technology Security, and Cybersecurity 10. Keys to a Successful Career as an Investigator 11. Opportunities and Obstacles for Women in Security Industry Specific Q&A: School/Campus Security 12. Security and Human RightsIndustry Specific Q&A: Privacy, Data Protection, and Personal Information 13. Women in Personal Protection Industry Specific Q&A: Personal Protection 14. The Current Role of Women in Security Industry Specific Q&A: Residential Security Sector 15. The Female Security Consultant Industry Specific Q&A: Defense and Government Security 16. Transitioning from Law Enforcement to the Security Industry Industry Specific Q&A: Security Risk Assessments-Physical Security Program 17. International Security Industry Specific Q&A: Business Continuity and Crisis Management 18. Owning and Operating a Successful Contract Security Business: Challenges and Obstacles Industry Specific Q&A: Loss Prevention/Retail Security 19. How to Achieve Success in a Predominately Male World Industry Specific Q&A: Cultural Properties 20. Women in Supervisory Roles Industry Specific Q&A: Event Security 21. The Future of Women in Security

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780128038178
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 314
  • ID: 9780128038178
  • weight: 610
  • ISBN10: 0128038179

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