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

Introduction to Security has been the leading introduction to private security for over 30 years, celebrated for its balanced and professional approach to this increasingly important area. Now the 8th edition expands the key topics and adds material important in the 21st century environment. The author team brings together top-level professional experience in industry with years of teaching experience. 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 best-selling security text of all time, an essential reference for all security professionals.
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Students in introductory level Security courses; security professionals


Book information

  • Published: March 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8432-3

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction and Security's Function 1: Homeland Security -- Changing the Emphasis on Security in the United States* 2: Origins and Development of Security 3: Defining Security's Role 4: The Proprietary Security Organization 5: Career Opportunities in Loss Prevention 6: Security Education, Training, Certification, and Regulation Part II: Basics of Defense 7: Security and the Law 8: Risk Management and Insurance9: The Outer Defenses: Building and Perimeter Protection 10: Interior and Exterior Security Concerns 11: The Inner Defenses: Intrusion and Access Control 12: Fire Protection, Safety, and Emergency Planning 13: Internal Issues and Controls: Personnel Policies, Workplace Violence, Drugs in the Workplace, and Internal Theft [new chapter in its current form]Part III: Specific Threats and Solutions 14: Transportation/Cargo Security* 15: Retail Security 16: Terrorism and Other Tools of Destruction*17: Computer and Information Security* 18: Specific Security Threats*19: Security: Its Problems, Its Future** chapter will be significantly updated and expanded