The Manager's Handbook for Business Security

2nd Edition

Editors: George Campbell
Paperback ISBN: 9780128000625
eBook ISBN: 9780128002001
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 13th March 2014
Page Count: 296
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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.

Key Features

  • Chapters are organized by short, focused topics for easy reference
  • Provides actionable ideas that experienced security executives and practitioners have shown will add value to the business and make the manager a more effective leader
  • Takes a strategic approach to managing the security program, including marketing the program to senior business leadership and aligning security with business objectives


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

Table of Contents



Our Vision for the Value of This Publication

1. Understanding the Business of Security


The Security Program Review

Build the Business Case for Crafting a Measurably Effective Security Program

Highlights for Follow-Up

2. Security Leadership: Establishing Yourself and Moving the Program Forward


Leadership Competencies

Keys to Organizational Influence and Impact

The Next Generation Security Leader

Highlights for Follow-Up

3. Risk Assessment and Mitigation


Assessing Viable Threats

Vulnerability Assessment

Board-Level Risk and Security Program Response Research

A Risk Quantification Process

A Risk Management-Based Concept of Operations

Highlights for Follow-Up

4. Strategic Security Planning


Strategic Security Program Focus

Eight Key Strategic Issues

The Security Planning and Program Development Process

Business Alignment and Demonstrating Security’s Value

Highlights for Follow-Up

5. Marketing the Security Program to the Business


The Essentials

A Marketing Strategy

Brand Recognition

The Mission Statement

Policies and Business Practices

Applying Standard Security Practices to Business Objectives

Highlights for Follow-Up

6. Organizational Models


Baseline Elements

Program Characteristics

What Organizational Model Works Best in Your Company

Alternative Organizational Models

Consolidated Service Model

Seriously Explore the Potential Advantages of a Security Committee

Unified Risk Oversight

Access Is the Fundamental Essential

Highlights for Follow-Up

7. Regulations, Guidelines, a


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About the Editor

George Campbell

George Campbell served until 2002 as the chief security officer (CSO) at Fidelity Investments, the largest mutual fund company in the United States, with more than $2 trillion in customer assets and 32,500 employees. Under Campbell’s leadership, the global corporate security organization delivered a wide range of proprietary services including information security, disaster recovery planning and crisis management, criminal investigations, fraud prevention, property and executive protection, and proprietary security system design, engineering, and installation. Since leaving Fidelity, Campbell has served as a content expert for the Security Executive Council, of which he is a founding Emeritus Faculty member. Prior to working at Fidelity Investments, Campbell owned a security and consulting firm, which specialized in risk assessment and security program management. He has also been group vice president at a system engineering firm that supported government security programs at high-threat sites around the world. Early on in his career, Campbell worked in the criminal justice system, and served in various line and senior management positions within federal, state, and local government agencies. Campbell received his bachelor’s degree in police administration from American University in Washington, D.C. He served on the board of directors of the International Security Management Association (ISMA), and as ISMA’s president in 2003. Campbell is also a long-time member of ASIS International. He is a former member of the National Council on Crime Prevention, the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and is an alumnus of the U.S. State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council.

Affiliations and Expertise

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


"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