Introduction to Security - 10th Edition - ISBN: 9780128053102

Introduction to Security

10th Edition

Authors: Robert Fischer Edward Halibozek David Walters
Paperback ISBN: 9780128053102
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 19th October 2018
Page Count: 560
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Introduction to Security, Tenth Edition, provides an overview of the security industry with an emphasis on the theories of security and loss prevention that have shaped the profession. Security is covered in totality, providing readers with a glimpse of the various and diverse components that make up the security function. This updated book is the latest edition in what has historically been the go-to textbook on the subject for more than 30 years. In addition, the book is also recognized as the recommended resource for those preparing for ASIS International certification exams.

While this fully updated edition continues to utilize the basic concepts that have made this text the premier primer in the security field, it also focuses heavily on current and future security issues.

Key Features

  • Uses a three-part structure (Introduction, Basics of Defense, and Specific Threat and Solutions) that allows for easy progression of learning
  • Covers the basics of security operations, as well as in-depth information on hot topics like transportation security, workplace violence, retail security, cybersecurity and piracy
  • Includes information on the latest applied security technologies
  • Thoroughly examines evolving trends, with a focus on the future of security
  • Includes recommended reading for ASIS International certification exams
  • Serves the needs of multiple audiences as both a textbook and professional desk reference


Undergraduate students enrolled in security and criminal justice programs; security professionals preparing for ASIS International's Physical Security Professional certification; entry-level security professionals interested in learning more about the profession

Table of Contents

Section 1: Cloud
1. A Brief History of the Cloud
2. Where the Puck Is
3. Turning the Titanic
4. New Entrants
5. Transformation
Sunk investment in legacy systems

Section 2: Mobile
6. There’s an App for That
7. Situational Awareness
8. My phone, my identity
9. Presence

Section 3: IoT
10. Everything is a Sensor 
11. IoT Has a Job to Do 
12. All Security is Cyber Security 
13. IoT Models for Physical Security

Section 4: Big Data
14. What is Big Data? 
15. What can it do for security? 
16. How can it be used today? 
17. Privacy

Section 5: Social Spaces
18. Sign-On 
19. Identity 
20. Communication 
21. Crowdsourcing 
22. Trust 

Section 6: Five Forces in Five Years


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About the Author

Robert Fischer

Robert Fischer is President of Assets Protection Associates, Inc., a security consulting firm established in 1986. He earned his Ph.D. in education administration from Southern Illinois University in 1981. Dr. Fischer has served as a consultant to many organizations, including publishers, private security firms, retailers, and school districts. Dr. Fischer is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society for industrial Security, The Academy if Security Educators and Trainers, and the International Police Association. He recently retired from his positions as the Director of Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute, a project of the Illinois Law Enforcement and Standards Board, and as a professor of law enforcement and justice administration at Western Illinois University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Western Illinois University (retired); President, Assets Protection Associates, Inc., Macomb, IL, USA

Edward Halibozek

Edward Halibozek is currently a security consultant and part-time instructor for California State University, Fullerton. He retired from Northrop Grumman Corporation in August, 2011 after more than 26 years with the company. His most recent position was the Vice President of Security. Mr. Halibozek chaired the Northrop Grumman Security Council, which is the company’s key deliberative body for security, contingency planning, investigations and fire services. He was also responsible for Executive Protection services. Mr. Halibozek served as a member of the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Council (NISPAC). Mr. Halibozek holds a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Part-time instructor, California State University, Fullerton, CA, USA

David Walters

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of global security at a high-tech company based in San Jose, CA, USA

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