Identifying and Exploring Security Essentials

Identifying and Exploring Security Essentials

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For courses in Security Management, Private Security, and Introduction to Private Security.

This new text gives students a rare, hands-on approach to the study of security issues before they actually find themselves employed in a specific security-related job. Written in a clear, easy-to-understand style, this book gives students the opportunity to look at this field from various perspectives. It grounds them firmly in the history and fundamentals of security, as well as prepares them for today's most difficult security challenges.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 172.7 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 521.64g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0131126202
  • 9780131126206

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Identifying and Exploring Security Essentials gives readers a rare, hands-an approach to the study of security issues. Written in a clear and easy-to-understand style, this new text from Prentice Hall will help readers understand the history and fundamentals of security.

Special features of Identifying and Exploring Security Essentials

Newspaper articles, case studies, and other examples bring the material to life Sample security tools -- including a physical security survey Each chapter concludes with review questions and detailed discussion questions Wide array of appendices cover security careers, associations and certifications, Internet resources, and a historical security timeline

Identifying and Exploring Security Essentials goes beyond technical security information to show how to actively identify, meet, and evaluate security objectives in multiple environments. This book provides test cases and activities for readers to review, evaluate, and critique. These activities will help readers become confident in their abilities as they identify, research, and explore multiple levels of security-related information.
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Table of contents


1. The History of Private Security.
2. Identifying the Essentials.
3. Short Security Scenarios.
4. A Prevention System Overview: Structuring Your Security Objective.

5. Physical Security and Asset Protection.
6. Information and Computer Security.
7. Personnel and Security Management.
8. Integration as the Centerpiece: Meeting Your Overall Security Objectives.
9. When Your Security Company Gets the Call, Will You Be Ready?

10. Public and Private Police Interactions.
11. Legal Liability Issues.
12. Preparing an Emergency Response.
13. Securing the Future: Drafting a Future for Public Safety.
14. A Return to Previous Settings.
A Sampling of Security Tools.
Security Careers.
Associations and Certifications.
Internet Resources.
Security Timeline: Points of Interest in the History of Security.
Multiple Security Resources.
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