Contemporary Security Management

Contemporary Security Management, Third Edition teaches security professionals how to operate an efficient security department and how to integrate smoothly with other groups inside and outside their own organizations. Security professionals share the responsibility for mitigating damage, serving as a resource to an Emergency Tactical Center, assisting the return of business continuity, and liaising with local response agencies such as police and fire departments, emergency medical responders, and emergency warning centers. At the organizational level, the book addresses budgeting, employee performance, counseling, hiring and termination, employee theft and other misconduct, and offers sound advice on building constructive relationships with organizational peers and company management.

Book contents:

  1. Historical Roots

  2. Organizing

  3. Managing People

  4. Leadership and Management Skills

  5. Strategy

  6. Managing the Budget

  7. Managing Change

  8. Making Decisions

  9. Managing Risk

  10. Managing Guard Operations

  11. Managing Physical Security

  12. Managing Access Control

  13. Managing Investigations

  14. Pre-employment Screening

  15. Managing Emergencies

  16. Business Continuity

  17. Managing Information Security

  18. Substance Abuse

  19. Executive Protection

  20. Workplace Violence

  21. Employee Awareness

  22. Vulnerability Assessment

  23. Security Program Design

  24. The Terrorist Threat

  25. Critical National Infrastructure