Security Leader Insights for Business Continuity

Security Leader Insights for Business Continuity

Lessons and Strategies from Leading Security Professionals

1st Edition - September 1, 2014

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  • Editor: Phil Hopkins
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128008393
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128009031

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How do you, as a busy security executive or manager, stay current with evolving issues, familiarize yourself with the successful practices of your peers, and transfer this information to build a knowledgeable, skilled workforce the times now demand? With Security Leader Insights for Business Continuity, a collection of timeless leadership best practices featuring insights from some of the nation’s most successful security practitioners, you can.This book can be used as a quick and effective resource to bring your security staff up to speed on security’s role in business continuity. Instead of re-inventing the wheel when faced with a new challenge, these proven practices and principles will allow you to execute with confidence knowing that your peers have done so with success. It includes chapters on the business resiliency and emergency preparedness, leading during a crisis, corporate social responsibility, and the Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Certification Program.Security Leader Insights for Business Continuity 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.

Key Features

  • Each chapter can be read in five minutes or less, and is written by or contains insights from experienced security leaders.
  • Can be used to find illustrations and examples you can use to deal with a relevant issue.
  • Brings together the diverse experiences of proven security leaders in one easy-to-read resource.


New or experienced security managers and executives; security practitioners and consultants; emergency managers and planners; business executives and owners responsible for the security, risk management, crisis management, and continuity of their organization; instructors of and students in security or emergency management programs

Table of Contents

    • Introduction
    • Chapter 1. When the Unpredictable Occurs
    • Chapter 2. Building a Resilient Business
      • The Components of Resiliency
      • Piecing it Together
      • What is the Value?
    • Chapter 3. Leading in Crisis
    • Chapter 4. When Emotions Run High: Dealing with Stress in Crisis Management
      • Layering Response and Management Teams
      • Choosing the Right Team Members
      • Having it All in Writing
    • Chapter 5. Improving Crisis Management Through Social Responsibility
      • Minimize Reputational Risk
      • Improve Local and Global Continuity
      • The Value of Sincerity
    • Chapter 6. Business Leading Government
      • Start Small
      • Commit
      • Be Patient
    • Chapter 7. Business Continuity and the Data Center
    • Chapter 8. Planning for Pandemics
    • Chapter 9. Preventing Brand Damage from Web-Based Incidents
    • Chapter 10. Exploring the Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Certification Program
    • Chapter 11. Emergency Preparedness: Compliance, Care, and the Long View
      • Compliance is a Partial Solution
      • Culture of Care
      • Taking the Long View
      • Communications Promote Confidence
    • Chapter 12. Resilience Requires Intelligent Preparedness
      • Learning Our Way
      • The Value Opportunity
    • About the Contributing Editor
    • About Elsevier’s Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio

Product details

  • No. of pages: 64
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2014
  • Published: September 1, 2014
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128008393
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128009031

About the Editor

Phil Hopkins

Phil Hopkins
Phil Hopkins is vice president of global security for Western Union Financial Services where he has responsibility for crisis management, executive protection, investigations, law enforcement relations, physical security, and travel safety.

Mr. Hopkins joined Western Union in July 2006 as vice president in the Corporate Security department with responsibility for agent due diligence, crisis management, employee background checks, executive protection and travel safety. In January 2011 Mr. Hopkins took over responsibility for the entire global security team.

Previously, Mr. Hopkins served as the director of corporate security for the First Data Corporation where he was responsible for executive protection and event security.

Prior to his private sector experience, Mr. Hopkins served 20 years in the United States Secret Service where he completed his career as the assistant special agent in charge of the Houston Field Office. During his career he fulfilled assignments in the Charlotte Field Office, Miami Field Office, Bush Protection Division, Washington D.C. Headquarters and the Houston Field Office.

Mr. Hopkins received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Auburn University and in 2011 he completed the Wharton School ASIS Program for Security Executives. Mr. Hopkins currently serves on the Advisory Council for the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) and he is a member of ASIS International, the International Security Management Association (ISMA), the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), and the Domestic Security Advisory Council (DSAC).

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice president of global security, Western Union Financial Services, Denver, CO, USA

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