Examines the organization and management of the security function in industry and business, including personnel protection, facility control, major asset protection, risk management and mitigation, and other issues.
- Discuss the history of security and explain the concepts and roles of private security.
- Identify and discuss typical threats to safety and security.
- Describe legal issues facing the private security profession.
- Identify and explain physical and procedural controls that can be used to enhance security including loss-prevention strategies as they apply to accidents, emergencies, and criminal actions.
- Define critical and proprietary information and explain methods used to assess threats and protective measures for organizational information systems.
- Explain the difference between public and private protective agencies and explain the principles involved in operating a security program or security organization.
- Explain security problems and security measures particular to institutional security to include disaster recovery and executive protection.
- Explain security problems and security measures particular to industrial security to include retail loss prevention and workplace violence.
- Explain the characteristics and qualifications of a security professional and identify security related career opportunities.
- Identify and discuss future trends and challenges (to include legislative trends in security and the new counter terrorism role) facing the security profession and the impact globalization will have on the providing of security related services.
Introduction to security: Operations and management (Rev: 4th ed.)
Publisher: Pearson (2013)
Author: Ortmeier, P. J.
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