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Introduction to Security

Introduction to Security has been the leading text on private security for over 30 years. Celebrated for its balanced and professional approach, this new edition gives future security professionals a broad, solid base that prepares them to serve in a variety positions in a growing field that is immune to outsourcing. Former and current members of the military as well as workers displaced by disappearing jobs are signing up for courses in traditional institutions of higher education as well as the burgeoning for-profit schools. The author team as well as an outstanding group of subject-matter experts combines knowledge and experience with a full package of materials geared to experiential learning. As a recommended title for security certifications, it is a crucial resource for the 30,000+ ASIS International members and is also used as a core security textbook in universities throughout the country. This is Butterworth-Heinemann's bestselling security text of all time, an essential reference for all security professionals.The 9e expands on key topics and adds new material on the important issues in the 21st century environment, such as the importance of communication skills, the value of education, internet-related security risks, changing business paradigms, and brand protection.

Hardbound, 544 Pages

Published: September 2012

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-385057-7


  • "The second section of the book covers the basics of defense and includes a variety of topics from legal issues to contingency planning and emergency response. The legal section in particular offers a valuable discussion of issues someone new to the field should be aware of.", November 1, 2013


  • Part I: Introduction

    Chapter 1: Origins and Development of 21st Century Security

    Chapter 2: Defining Security’s Role

    Chapter 3: Career Opportunities in Loss Prevention

    Chapter 4: Security Education, Training, Certification, and Regulation

    Chapter 5: Homeland Security - Security & Loss Prevention Since September 11th, 2001 and Beyond

    Part II: Basics of Defense

    Chapter 6: Security and the Law

    Chapter 7: Risk Analysis, Security Surveys, and Insurance

    Chapter 8: Interior and Exterior Security Concerns

    Chapter 9: The Outer Defenses: Building and Perimeter Protection

    Chapter 10: The Inner Defenses: Intrusion and Access Control

    Chapter 11: Contingency Planning, Fire Protection, Emergency Response, and Safety

    Chapter 12: Internal Theft Controls/Personnel Issues

    Part III: Specific Threats and Solutions

    Chapter 13: Transportation Security Issues and Regulation

    Chapter 14: Violence and Drug Use in the Workplace

    Chapter 15: Retail Security

    Chapter 16: Terrorism - A Global Perspective

    Chapter 17: Computer Technology and Information Security Issues

    Chapter 18: Selected Security Threats of the 21st Century

    Chapter 19: Security: The Future


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