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Larstan’s The Black Book on Corporate Security

- Jim Kennedy’s chapter, “Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery,” deserves special mention because it is an excellent overview of the changes to traditional disaster planning brought about by the World Trade Center attacks. Less successful is a chapter entitled “Blending Corporate Governance with Corporate Security,” which discusses Sarbanes-Oxley. The author asserts that Section 404 of the act deals with “systems of control,” which he says are by their very nature computer information systems. Yet Section 404 does not specifically mention computer systems, and any security requirements beyond those necessary to ensure accurate financial accounting and reporting are beyond the scope of Sarbanes-Oxley. To flatly state that increased information security measures are required under this law is misleading.

Intruder Alarms, Third Edition

- Learn the skills and tools necessary to install and maintain effective intrusion alarm devices and systems.

From the Terrorists' Point of View: What They Experience and Why They Come to Destroy

- What makes Islamist terrorism tick?

Separating Fools From Their Money: A History of American Financial Scandals

- Financial scandals follow a pattern, and learning how this pattern plays out is essential to preventing future business crime and financial meltdowns.  

Security Law and Methods

- Author James F. Pastor weaves together security standards, best practices, and the law to help lawyers who litigate civil premises liability cases.

Counterdeception Principles and Applications for National Security

- The term "instant classic" is an oxymoron, but it nevertheless may apply to Counterdeception Principles and Applications for National Security.

Unconquerable Nation: Knowing Our Enemy, Strengthening Ourselves

- Among the many books that purport to point the way forward for America in the wake of 9-11, this one stands out, chiefly for its clarity and sensibility. It is often difficult to deny the common sense of Brian Michael Jenkins' commentary.  

Slamming Spam: A Guide for System Administrators


Fraud Investigations: A Textbook on How to Conduct White Collar Crime and Financial Fraud Investigations

- Author Rory J. McMahon states that this book is a compilation of notes used as an outline in a fraud investigations section for a private investigator program at Career City College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where McMahon was an instructor. He adds that Rene Champagne developed the first editions of this book and that McMahon expanded on those, resulting in this self-published effort.

The Trauma of Terrorism: Sharing Knowledge and Shared Care.

- This is not a book so much as a collection of essays, monographs, and first-person accounts of the effects of terrorism from ground zero—the point of impact—to the human effects years afterward.

Risk Management for Computer Security: Protecting Your Network and Information Assets

- Pick up any security publication nowadays and you’re sure to see an article on the convergence of traditional corporate security with the more technical world of information systems security. Without extensive computer experience, it can be difficult to understand the threats to and vulnerabilities of automated information systems.

Facility Manager’s Guide to Security: Protecting Your Assets

- Among the topics discussed here are perimeter security, locks, entry tracking, CCTV, audio surveillance, background checks, drug testing, and emergency response.

Proactive Security Administration

- Ever heard of CPED? You probably think the “T” is missing from CPTED—crime prevention through environmental design—and you’d be right. But the authors of Proactive Security Administration inexplicably eschew the well-known “CPTED” acronym, using in its place “CPED,” standing for “crime prevention planning by environmental design,” which really should be CPPED in any case.

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