The Corporate Security Professional

The Corporate Security Professional's Handbook on Terrorism

The Corporate Security Professional's Handbook on Terrorism is a professional reference that clarifies the difference between terrorism against corporations and their assets, versus terrorism against government assets. It addresses the existing misconceptions regarding how terrorism does or does not affect corporations, and provides security professionals and business executives with a better understanding of how terrorism may impact them. Consisting three sections, Section I provides an explanation of what terrorism is, its history, who engages in it, and why. Section II focuses on helping the security professional develop and implement an effective anti-terrorism program in order to better protect the employees and assets of the corporation. Section III discusses the future as it relates to the likelihood of having to deal with terrorism. The book provides the reader with a practitioner’s guide, augmented by a historical assessment of terrorism and its impact to corporations, enabling them to immediately put in place useful security processes and methods to protect their corporate interests against potential acts of terror. This is guide is an essential tool for preparing security professionals and company executives to operate in an increasingly hostile global business environment.

PRIMARY MARKET:Corporate and industrial security professionals; other corporate executives with responsibility for protecting corporate and company facilities, people and other assets; ASIS.SECONDARY MARKET: Other corporate managers, students in international business courses.

Paperback, 288 Pages

Published: August 2007

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-8257-2


  • Section I: An Introduction to the Global World of Terrorism Chapter 1: What is Terrorism?Chapter 2: A Short History of TerrorismChapter 3: Old and New GroupsChapter 4: Case Studies of Terrorists AttacksSection II Establishing and Managing a Corporate Anti-Terrorist ProgramChapter 5: Determining the Corporate Risks to Terrorists’ AttacksChapter 6: Physically Securing Corporate Premises to Mitigate AttacksChapter 7: Protecting Employees from Terrorists AttacksChapter 8: Preparing For a Terrorists Attack – Emergency Planning and Implementation Chapter 9: Operational Security Methods to Mitigate Terrorist AttacksChapter 10: Coordinating and Planning with Anti-Terrorist Agencies – Counterterrorism Efforts Within the Corporate EnvironmentSection III The Future World Chapter 11: The Future Global Security Business EnvironmentChapter 12: The Future of International TerrorismChapter 13: The Future of Security Professionals in Fighting TerrorismChapter 14: Summary


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