Contemporary Security Management


  • John Fay, Experienced author, and military and security management professional, former Director of National Crime Prevention Institute, Atlanta, GA, USA

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


Book information

  • Published: November 2010
  • 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

Table of Contents

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