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Security Operations Management, 2nd Edition by Robert McCrie

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Chapter 1 Security Operations in the Management Environment

Security management is ready and eligible to be considered as a management science.

—Charles H. Davidson in Security Journal

To achieve optimal protective goals, security chiefs, directors, and managers must operate successful programs. The origins of certain management-related words clarify this objective. The word “operate,” for example, is derived from the Latin operatus, the past participle of the verb “to work”; hence, operations are concerned with exerting power or influence in order to produce an effect. Security operations, therefore, are the processes whereby the protective aims of the organization are to be achieved. Success does not depend upon good intentions alone. Personal ...

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