09/11/2007 - Jemaah Islamiyah, Aum Shinrikyo, Hizballah, the Provisional Irish Republican Army, and the radical environmentalist movement are singled out for case studies in volume two of this RAND examination of how terrorists learn.
09/11/2007 - Organizations do not function in a vacuum. They must balance and navigate business processes and interdependencies, the Internet, distributed systems, and legislation and regulation, just to name a few factors that influence their environment and posture.
08/24/2007 - The period from the late 1990s into the early years of the 21st century is likely the best-documented era of corporate scandal in history. In Corporate Crooks, Greg Farrell, an investigative reporter for USA Today, offers a simple primer on the subject.
08/24/2007 - With the technological advances and world events of the past 25 years, security management has evolved greatly and become both a vital business function and an academic discipline. Recognizing this, Robert D. McCrie has wisely chosen to update this classic reference source for students, practitioners, and business managers alike.
08/24/2007 - In today’s uncertain world, those responsible for the safety of travelers are always on the lookout for good security tools and resources to aid that mission. The tools offered by the Safe Passage Travel Companion provide basic, necessary security information for both the novice and the seasoned traveler.
08/24/2007 - Author James Brown says “the mark of a good bodyguard is that he keeps a level head in a crisis, reassesses the situation, and then embarks on the correct next course of action.” That quote constitutes the thesis of The Bodyguard’s Bible, a well-written book with 38 chapters that flow nicely, informing the reader and maintaining his or her interest. Brown does an excellent job of disassociating “bouncers” from security professionals who protect the rich, famous, and powerful. To that point, he notes that the term Close Protection Officer (CPO) is replacing the term “bodyguard” in the field.
08/24/2007 - This book takes on the ambitious goal of bridging the gap between theory and reality in risk-assessment-based security management—and achieves it handily. The author emphasizes the fundamental responsibilities of today’s security managers: to assess risks, demonstrate them to justify costs, and accurately measure security’s effectiveness to manage it properly.
08/16/2007 - Named for the section of the 1958 Nigerian Criminal Code that makes it illegal, the modus operandi should be familiar to all readers: a powerful person’s relative has access to huge money and needs your help laundering it.