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Contemporary Security Management

Contemporary Security Management, 3rd Edition teaches security professionals how to operate an efficient security department and how to integrate smoothly with other groups inside and outside their own organizations. Fay demonstrates the specifics of security management:

* how to organize, plan, develop and manage a security operation.
* how to identify vulnerabilities.
* how to determine the protective resources required to offset threats.
* how to implement all necessary physical and IT security measures.

Security professionals share the responsibility for mitigating damage, serving as a resource to an Emergency Tactical Center, assisting the return of business continuity, and liaising with local response agencies such as police and fire departments, emergency medical responders, and emergency warning centers. At the organizational level, the book addresses budgeting, employee performance, counseling, hiring and termination, employee theft and other misconduct, and offers sound advice on building constructive relationships with organizational peers and company management.


Professional security managers already in the workforce and students in security management programs at universities and online.

Hardbound, 480 Pages

Published: November 2010

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-381549-1


  • "Managing security for a large or small business can be daunting-especially in today’s environment, where the security manager must manage people, budgets, information, emergencies, acts of terrorism or violence, and much more. Set up as a textbook, Contemporary Security Management contains proven methods for both students and security managers to use in their daily work. The book is well organized and contains useful worksheets, forms, checklists, and review questions. Of particular note is the section covering management structure and personnel management. Where does the security department fit? How can you maximize effectiveness? How should you manage people and motivate them? These questions are thoroughly answered in this text. The book offers readers excellent instruction in management. The book is highly recommended as a textbook and reference that will be useful for some time."--Security Management


  • Chapter 1: Historical Roots
    Chapter 2: Organizing
    Chapter 3: Managing People
    Chapter 4: Leadership and Management Skills
    Chapter 5: Strategy
    Chapter 6: Budget Management
    Chapter 7: Managing Change
    Chapter 8: Making Decisions
    Chapter 9: Managing Risk
    Chapter 10: Managing Guard Operations
    Chapter 11: Managing Physical Security
    Chapter 12: Managing Access Control
    Chapter 13: Managing Investigations
    Chapter 14: Pre-employment Screening
    Chapter 15: Emergency Management
    Chapter 16: Business Continuity Planning
    Chapter 17: Information Security
    Chapter 18: Substance Abuse Prevention
    Chapter 19: Executive Protection
    Chapter 20: Workplace Violence
    Chapter 21: Employee Awareness
    Chapter 22: Security Vulnerability Assessment
    Chapter 23: Security System Design
    Chapter 24: Homeland Security
    Chapter 25: The Critical National Infrastructure


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