"Blyth has produced a comprehensive guide to the increasingly important issues of asset security and corporate risk management worldwide. Drawing on practical examples gathered over years of government and private sector experience, he provides tangible illustrations of the points made. An engaging and well–written text for security experts and other professionals tackling a specialized, yet broad–ranging subject. This book provided me with a fresh perspective on many issues that confront global organizations on a daily basis."
Joe Pugh, Head of European Project Management, Panasonic
"While we can never eliminate all risk, Blyth provides insight into effective mitigation strategy and risk management that can help you meet your company requirements. This book is a must–read for companies considering working in new areas or expanding operations effectively leveraging the capabilities of security vendors to safeguard company operations, as well as the safety, welfare, and health of employees."
Timothy Bowen, Director of Global Investigations and Security, BearingPoint, Inc.
"A handbook for companies pursuing business opportunities in challenging, high–risk environments. Mike blends smart security risk management with company objectives to ensure the protection of life, assets, and reputation, supporting business success and continuity. This book is a great read and should be part of every security professional′s library."
Glenn McLea, Corporate Security Director, Parsons Corporation
"An excellent book . . . exploding some of the myths surrounding the security industry. Mike articulates extremely well the complexity of operating in challenging environments with limited resources and commercial drivers. He highlights the key strategic and operational drivers that enable tactical success organizational convergence, risk identification, contingency planning, and ultimately a robust crisis–management methodology, coupled with good business sense."
Matt Bray, Head of Business Continuity, BAA Heathrow
"This book is a most interesting read and of immense value to both the practitioner and those in leadership roles who require an extensive knowledge of risk and security management. I strongly recommend this book to all security practitioners and consultants as an excellent repository of risk and security management know–how."
Tom Mulhall, Director of Security Programmes, Loughborough University
Chapter 1. Risk Consultancy and Security Management.
Balancing Service Delivery.
Company and Vendor Relationships.
Consultant Skill Areas.
Principle Consultant Errors.
Chapter 2. Initiating New Contracts.
Analyzing the Request for Proposal
Evaluating the Proposal.
Chapter 3. Service Delivery and Quality Assurance.
Common Vendor and Company Failings.
Understanding the Activity.
Service Delivery Support.
Managing Service Delivery.
Quality Assurance Plans.
Reports and Returns.
Coordination with External Agencies.
Personnel and Training.
Chapter 4. Threat Evaluation and Risk Management.
Risk Management Plans.
Implementing the Risk Management Plan.
Crisis Management Team Levels and Structures.
Crisis Management Team Structure.
Incident Response Teams.
Crisis Management Tools.
Types of Crisis Management Responses.
Monitoring the Risk Management Program.
Chapter 5. Scope of Risk.
Chapter 6. Consultancy Services.
Security Management Design.
Security Structural Design.
Governance and Development.
Security Consulting Services.
Chapter7. Project Management.
Project Life Cycle.
Project Start Up.
Project Management Structures.
Risk and Security Project Management.
Chapter 8. Mobile Security Services.
Understanding the Need.
PSD Tactical Principles.
Mobile Security Conduct.
PSD Personnel Selection.
Chapter 9. Facility Security Services.
Fixed Camps and Forward Operating Bases.
Mobile Facility Security.
Facility Security Management.
Relief in Place.
Physical Security Structures.
Security Surveillance and Lighting.
Conventional Security Policies.
Chapter 10. Evacuation Planning.
Evacuation Plan Elements.
Evacuation Plan Components.
Chapter 11. Disaster Response Management.
Humanitarian Operating Environment.
Working with Governments.
Principles of Disaster Response.
Stages of Disasters.
Sustainment and Demobilization.
Chapter 12. Security Documents and Exhibits.
Operations Order or Mobilization Plans.
Incident Management Plans.
Chapter 13. Government versus Commercial Contracting.
Differences between U.S. Government and Commercial Contracts.
Market Size and Scope.
U.S. Government Structure for Acquisition.
Federal Acquisition Regulation System.
RFP and the Uniform Contract Format.
Contract Award and Administration.
Types of Contract.