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Security for Business Professionals

Book Description

Security for Business Professionals offers business executives and managers everything they need to set-up a security program, especially for those who don’t have the resources to hire an in-house security staff. It can also be used for assessing the adequacy of an existing security program.

The book provides an overview of the key security objectives and challenges that managers face, such as how to measure the effectiveness of a security program and balance the costs and benefits. It also shows how to develop security procedures that conform to key regulatory requirements, and how to assess an organization’s most important risks, vulnerabilities, and threats.

Security for Business Professionals addresses key physical and informational security concerns, including areas such as asset protection, loss prevention, and personnel security. It also discusses how to develop emergency and incident response plans, and concludes with suggested safety and security exercises and training recommendations.



  • Written in an introductory and accessible way for those new to security.
  • Illustrates key concepts with case studies and real-world examples from a wide variety of industries.
  • Provides recommended readings and checklists for more in-depth coverage of each topic.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. About the Author
  7. 1. Leadership and Management
    1. 1.1. Relation Between Leadership and Management
    2. 1.2. Leadership Techniques and Traits
    3. 1.3. Management Techniques and Traits
    4. 1.4. Conclusions Regarding Leadership and Management
  8. Part 1. Security Planning Considerations
    1. Introduction
    2. 2. Safety and Security Principles
      1. 2.1. Overview of Safety and Security Principles
      2. 2.2. Preparatory Actions to Emergency Incidents
      3. 2.3. Security Fundamentals
      4. 2.4. Balancing Security Measures with Business Operations
      5. 2.5. Summary
      6. 2.6. Safety and Security Principles Checklist
    3. 3. Security Plan Development and Risk Assessment
      1. 3.1. Safety and Security Plans and Procedures
      2. 3.2. Risk Assessment
      3. 3.3. Quantifying Safety and Security Initiatives
      4. 3.4. Summary of Security Plan Development and Risk Assessment
      5. 3.5. Security Plan Development and Risk Assessment Checklist
    4. 4. Safety and Security Program Administration
      1. 4.1. OSHA Employer Safety Requirements
      2. 4.2. Considerations and Staffing for Security Guard Forces
      3. 4.3. Security Measurements and Metrics
      4. 4.4. Summary of Safety and Security Program Administration Areas
      5. 4.5. Safety and Security Program Administration Checklist
    5. 5. Facility Security Design
      1. 5.1. Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
      2. 5.2. Conclusions Regarding Facility Security Design
      3. 5.3. Facility Security Design Checklist
  9. Part 2. Security Program Areas
    1. Introduction
    2. 6. Physical Security
      1. 6.1. Overview
      2. 6.2. Perimeter Security Measures
      3. 6.3. Doors and Windows
      4. 6.4. Lighting
      5. 6.5. Access Control
      6. 6.6. Alarm Systems
      7. 6.7. Closed-Circuit Television
      8. 6.8. Security Integration Systems
      9. 6.9. Safes and Vaults
      10. 6.10. Summary
      11. 6.11. Physical Security Checklist
    3. 7. Information Security
      1. 7.1. Overview
      2. 7.2. Confidentiality
      3. 7.3. Integrity
      4. 7.4. Availability
      5. 7.5. Information Security Summary
      6. 7.6. Information Security Checklist
    4. 8. Personnel Security
      1. 8.1. Conducting the Pre-employment Screening
      2. 8.2. Employee Investigations
      3. 8.3. Protecting Employees from Discrimination and Unfounded Allegations
      4. 8.4. Summary
      5. 8.5. Personnel Security Checklist
  10. Part 3. Emergency Response and Training
    1. Introduction
    2. 9. Emergency Response and Contingency Planning
      1. 9.1. Emergency Response Planning Factors
      2. 9.2. Types of Emergency Incidents
      3. 9.3. Additional Considerations Related to Emergency Planning Procedures
      4. 9.4. Summary
      5. 9.5. Emergency and Contingency Planning Checklist
    3. 10. Safety and Security Training Program
      1. 10.1. Initial Safety and Security Training
      2. 10.2. Recurring Safety and Security Training
      3. 10.3. Safety and Security Exercises
      4. 10.4. Conclusions on Safety and Security Training
      5. 10.5. Safety and Security Training Program Checklist
  11. Index