Introduction to Security, Tenth Edition, provides an overview of the security industry with an emphasis on the theories of security and loss prevention that have shaped the profession. Security is covered in totality, providing readers with a glimpse of the various and diverse components that make up the security function. This updated book is the latest edition in what has historically been the go-to textbook on the subject for more than 30 years. In addition, the book is also recognized as the recommended resource for those preparing for ASIS International certification exams.
While this fully updated edition continues to utilize the basic concepts that have made this text the premier primer in the security field, it also focuses heavily on current and future security issues.
- Uses a three-part structure (Introduction, Basics of Defense, and Specific Threat and Solutions) that allows for easy progression of learning
- Covers the basics of security operations, as well as in-depth information on hot topics like transportation security, workplace violence, retail security, cybersecurity and piracy
- Includes information on the latest applied security technologies
- Thoroughly examines evolving trends, with a focus on the future of security
- Includes recommended reading for ASIS International certification exams
- Serves the needs of multiple audiences as both a textbook and professional desk reference
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Part 1. Introduction
1. Origins and Development of 21st Century Security 2. Defining Security's Role 3. Career Opportunities in Loss Prevention 4. Security Education, Training, Certification, and Regulation 5. Terrorism as a Threat to Business Part 2. Basics of Defense
6. Security and the Law 7. Risk Analysis, Security Surveys and Insurance 8. Interior and Exterior Security Concerns 9. The Outer Defenses: Building and Perimeter Protection 10. The Inner Defenses: Intrusion and Access Control 11. Contingency Planning, Fire Protection, Emergency Response and Safety 12. Fire Prevention and Protection 13. Internal Theft Controls/Personnel Issues Part 3. Specific Threats and Solutions
14. Violence and Drug Use in the Workplace 15. Retail Security 16. Terrorism: A Global Perspective 17. Holistic Security Through the Application of Integrated Technology 18. Transportation Security Issues and Regulation 19. Selected Security Threats of the 21st Century 20. Security: The Future
A. Security Journals, Magazines, and Newsletters B. Worldwide Websites C. Security Surveys
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.
Edward Halibozek is currently a security consultant and part-time instructor for California State University, Fullerton. He retired from Northrop Grumman Corporation in August, 2011 after more than 26 years with the company. His most recent position was the Vice President of Security. Mr. Halibozek chaired the Northrop Grumman Security Council, which is the company's key deliberative body for security, contingency planning, investigations and fire services. He was also responsible for Executive Protection services. Mr. Halibozek served as a member of the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Council (NISPAC). Mr. Halibozek holds a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.