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Effective Physical Security, Third Edition

- Asset protection and management pose unique and ever-shifting challenges, but the foundation principles on which these fields are based remain the same. For those basic components of physical security controls, one need look no further than the third edition of this Lawrence Fennelly work. It's a compilation of informative essays written by security professionals expert in various topics.

Closed Circuit Television, Third Edition

- Want a good overview of CCTV systems, their history and their evolution? Then this book is for you.

PDR Guide to Biological and Chemical Warfare Response

- Largely viewed as a remote risk as recently as a few years ago, chemical and biological attacks have now taken center stage in terrorism prevention and response planning. As with all threats that first enter the public consciousness, there's a lot of misunderstanding about these kinds of attacks. This guide will help. Fifty-one toxic agents are discussed, including signs and symptoms as well as possible treatments.

Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Understanding the New Security Environment, Readings, and Interpretations

- No matter what view you take on the West's current approach to countering terrorism, you will be challenged by this text.

Encyclopedia of Security Management, Second Edition

- In today’s rapidly expanding and increasingly complex security environment, practitioners need all the help they can get. Because of that, there is an ever-increasing tendency to call outside consultants who specialize in specific fields for their advice and counsel.  This book will save security professionals both phone calls and consultant fees, placing the experts’ know-how within reach.

Biometric Technologies and Verification Systems

- Security professionals looking for texts on the cutting edge of technology often find few on the shelf. They will, however, benefit from this finely honed text by John R. Vacca.

Countering Terrorism and WMD: Creating a Global Counter-Terrorism Network

- Learn how informal international networks trump formal international ones in the battle against terrorism and WMDs.

Encyclopedia of World Terrorism: 1996-2002.

- This two-volume Encyclopedia of World Terrorism follows a 1996 effort by the same publisher. Appropriately enough, the work begins with an in-depth review of the 9-11 attacks, including studies of the victims, hijackers, first responders, and media. Two following chapters examine the tragedy's impact on the United States and the world, as well as the U.S. response and the impact on airport security, homeland security, the U.S. economy, and the intelligence community.

Inside the Security Mind: Making the Tough Decisions

- Developing a security mind, contends Day, involves moving from a focus on details to an overarching sensitivity to basic virtues and rules of security. Fundamental to the security mind are four security virtues and eight rules of IT security.

Buy, Lie, and Sell High: How Investors Lost Out on Enron and the Internet Bubble.

- Virtually everyone in the stock market in 2001 and 2002 was blindsided by the Internet bubble and various corporate frauds. How did it happen? Who is to blame? For insightful, authoritative answers, a good place to turn is to Harvard Business School Professor D. Quinn Mills's book .

The Security Handbook, Second Edition

- This book addresses the issue of providing professional training to security officers and supervisors who seek a career in security. A user-friendly text, it is filled with checklists covering topics such as how to improve job performance and prepare for a job interview.

Control and Security of E-Commerce

- Checklists, though mundane, are a key component of many jobs. They help ensure that key issues aren't overlooked, and they serve as guideposts for anyone auditing the work. This book provides technology managers with a very good preparatory set of details and checklists for their e-commerce infrastructure. The book can also show a corporate auditor what to look for to ensure that appropriate controls are in place.

High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety, Second Edition.

- Highly acclaimed in its first edition, the update of Geoff Craighead's High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety manages to outdo the original. The thoroughly referenced work picks up where the last edition left off, detailing advances in practices and technology as well as discussing the impact of the destruction of the Twin Towers. It's destined to be a bible to building security professionals, an in-depth overview for other security professionals, and an engaging read for laypersons.

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