Introduction to Security


  • Robert Fischer, Ph.D., Western Illinois University (retired); President of Assets Protection Associates, Inc., Macomb, IL, USA
  • Edward Halibozek, MBA, Former Corporate VP of Security for a Fortune 100 company, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • David Walters, Director of global security at a high-tech company based in San Jose, CA, USA

Introduction to Security has been the leading text on private security for over thirty 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 of positions. Security is a diverse and rapidly growing field that is immune to outsourcing. The author team as well as an outstanding group of subject-matter experts combine their knowledge and experience with a full package of materials geared to experiential learning. As a recommended title for security certifications, and an information source for the military, this is an essential reference for all security professionals. This timely revision expands on key topics and adds new material on 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.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2012
  • 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

Table of Contents

Part I: IntroductionChapter 1: Origins and Development of 21st Century SecurityChapter 2: Defining Security’s RoleChapter 3: Career Opportunities in Loss PreventionChapter 4: Security Education, Training, Certification, and RegulationChapter 5: Homeland Security - Security & Loss Prevention Since September 11th, 2001 and BeyondPart II: Basics of DefenseChapter 6: Security and the LawChapter 7: Risk Analysis, Security Surveys, and InsuranceChapter 8: Interior and Exterior Security ConcernsChapter 9: The Outer Defenses: Building and Perimeter ProtectionChapter 10: The Inner Defenses: Intrusion and Access ControlChapter 11: Contingency Planning, Fire Protection, Emergency Response, and SafetyChapter 12: Internal Theft Controls/Personnel IssuesPart III: Specific Threats and Solutions Chapter 13: Transportation Security Issues and RegulationChapter 14: Violence and Drug Use in the WorkplaceChapter 15: Retail SecurityChapter 16: Terrorism - A Global PerspectiveChapter 17: Computer Technology and Information Security IssuesChapter 18: Selected Security Threats of the 21st CenturyChapter 19: Security: The Future