The Manager's Handbook for Business Security

Edited by

  • George Campbell, Emeritus faculty, Security Executive Council; former chief security officer (CSO), Fidelity Investments

The Manager’s Handbook for Business Security is designed for new or current security managers who want build or enhance their business security programs. This book is not an exhaustive textbook on the fundamentals of security; rather, it is a series of short, focused subjects that inspire the reader to lead and develop more effective security programs.

Chapters are organized by topic so readers can easily-and quickly-find the information they need in concise, actionable, and practical terms. This book challenges readers to critically evaluate their programs and better engage their business leaders. It covers everything from risk assessment and mitigation to strategic security planning, information security, physical security and first response, business conduct, business resiliency, security measures and metrics, and much more.

The Manager’s Handbook for Business Security is a part of Elsevier’s Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio, a collection of real world solutions and "how-to" guidelines that equip executives, practitioners, and educators with proven information for successful security and risk management programs.

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New security managers, current security managers who are in transition from public to private or one corporate profile to another, and business executives with an interest in or responsibility for corporate security


Book information

  • Published: March 2014
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-800062-5


"If you want one book to help you go into a new place and shake up the security in a businesslike way, The Manager’s Handbook for Business Security is your go-to book...Highly, highly recommended for the reader who aspires to be a chief security officer, or is in corporate security already and wants to brush up."--Professional Security Magazine Online, July 18,2014

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Understanding the Business of Security

Chapter 2: Security Leadership - Establishing Yourself and Moving the Program Forward

Chapter 3: Risk Assessment and Mitigation

Chapter 4: Strategic Security Planning

Chapter 5: Marketing the Security Program to the Business

Chapter 6: Organizational Models

Chapter 7: Regulations, Guidelines, and Standards

Chapter 8: Information Security

Chapter 9: Physical Security and First Response

Chapter 10: Security Training and Education

Chapter 11: Communication and Awareness Programs

Chapter 12: Safe and Secure Workplaces

Chapter 13: Business Conduct

Chapter 14: Business Resiliency

Chapter 15: Securing Your Supply Chain

Chapter 16: Security Measures and Metrics

Chapter 17: Continuous Learning - Addressing Risk with After-Action Reviews