Introduction To Security by Robert Fischer

Introduction To Security

byRobert Fischer, Edward Halibozek, David Walters

Hardcover | September 26, 2012

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Introduction to Securityhas been the leading text on private security for over thirty years. Celebrated for its balanced and professional approach, this new edition gives future security professionals a broad, solid base that prepares them to serve in a variety of positions. Security is a diverse and rapidly growing field that is immune to outsourcing. The author team as well as an outstanding group of subject-matter experts combine their knowledge and experience with a full package of materials geared to experiential learning. As a recommended title for security certifications, and an information source for the military, this is an essential reference for all security professionals. This timely revision expands on key topics and adds new material on important issues in the 21st century environment such as the importance of communication skills; the value of education; internet-related security risks; changing business paradigms; and brand protection.



  • New sections on terrorism and emerging security threats like cybercrime and piracy
  • Top industry professionals from aerospace and computer firms join instructors from large academic programs as co-authors and contributors
  • Expanded ancillaries for both instructors and students, including interactive web-based video and case studies

About The Author

Robert Fischer is President of Assets Protection Associates, Inc., a security consulting firm established in 1986. He earned his Ph.D. in education administration from Southern Illinois University in 1981. Dr. Fischer has served as a consultant to many organizations, including publishers, private security firms, retailers, and school d...
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Title:Introduction To SecurityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.98 inPublished:September 26, 2012Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123850576

ISBN - 13:9780123850577

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1: Origins and Development of 21st Century Security

Chapter 2: Defining Security's Role

Chapter 3: Career Opportunities in Loss Prevention

Chapter 4: Security Education, Training, Certification, and Regulation

Chapter 5: Homeland Security Security & Loss Prevention Since September 11th, 2001 and Beyond

Part II: Basics of Defense

Chapter 6: Security and the Law

Chapter 7: Risk Analysis, Security Surveys, and Insurance

Chapter 8: Interior and Exterior Security Concerns

Chapter 9: The Outer Defenses: Building and Perimeter Protection

Chapter 10: The Inner Defenses: Intrusion and Access Control

Chapter 11: Contingency Planning, Fire Protection, Emergency Response, and Safety

Chapter 12: Internal Theft Controls/Personnel Issues

Part III: Specific Threats and Solutions

Chapter 13: Transportation Security Issues and Regulation

Chapter 14: Violence and Drug Use in the Workplace

Chapter 15: Retail Security

Chapter 16: Terrorism - A Global Perspective

Chapter 17: Computer Technology and Information Security Issues

Chapter 18: Selected Security Threats of the 21st Century

Chapter 19: Security: The Future

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"The second section of the book covers the basics of defense and includes a variety of topics from legal issues to contingency planning and emergency response. The legal section in particular offers a valuable discussion of issues someone new to the field should be aware of."--SecurityManagement.com, November 1, 2013