1st Edition

Corporate Security in the Asia-Pacific Region Crisis, Crime, Fraud, and Misconduct

    242 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    242 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    As corporations and governments become more litigious and risk averse, international risk management becomes more complex. Corporate Security in the Asia-Pacific Region: Crisis, Crime, Fraud, and Misconduct examines real cases of corporate crisis, crime, fraud, and other misconduct that corporate security professionals need to be aware of to effectively protect people, operations, and assets within the region.

    Current security threats and risks are addressed to help readers conduct an informed risk assessment and analysis of operational risk. Providing detailed guidance on how to address the unique threats and risks in this dynamic and growing business environment, the book:

    • Presents an overview of the region, with relevant historical background
    • Offers recent case examples of crime and common issues facing a given region or country
    • Highlights the range and frequency of corporate security-related breaches and crimes specific to countries in the region
    • Provides detailed write-ups of every country in the region including the major players—Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines
    • Outlines security best practices for navigating the political and law enforcement challenges involved with operating in the region

    This book provides readers with the regional snapshot and geo-political background needed to understand the cultural differences, challenges, and the state of affairs for any country in the region. Filled with detailed cases of crime, theft of trade secrets, risk factors, and best practices, this book provides the real-world understanding you’ll need to conduct better-informed security management that will lead to improved decisions on how to protect your people and assets in the Asia-Pacific region.

    Security in the Asia-Pacific Region
    The Asia-Pacific Region: An Overview
    Asia-Pacific Geopolitical Relationships
    Nuclear Defense in the Asia Pacific
    Asia-Pacific Financial Centers
    Asia-Pacific Regional Centers
         Australia: A Critical U.S. and UK Ally 
         Singapore and Hong Kong Remain Key Finance Centers 
         Tokyo: Westernized, but Falling 
         China: Emergence of Beijing and Shanghai
    Asia-Pacific Cities
    Legal Issues and Regulatory Structures in the Asia-Pacific Region 
         Bribery and Corruption in the Asia Pacific 
         Overview of Illicit Drugs in the Asia Pacific 
              Illicit Drug Use 
              Drug Production and Manufacture 
              Drug Trafficking 
              Drug Law Enforcement Activity in the Asia Pacific
    Asia-Pacific Regional Organizations 
         Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
         Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 
         Asian Regional Forum (ARF) 
         Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) 
         South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) 
         Other Forums
    Security Associations in the Asia Pacific 
         ASIS International 
         Asian Professional Security Association (APSA) 
         China Security and Protection Industry Association (CSPIA) 
         Security Association (Singapore), SAS 
         Security Systems Association of Singapore (SSAS) 
         Australian Security Industry Association Ltd. (ASIAL) 
         Transport Asset Protection Association (TAPA)
         Risk Management Institute of Australasia (RMIA)
         Hong Kong Security and Guarding Services Industry Authority
         Hong Kong Security Association (HKSA)
         Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO)

    Corporate Security
    Preventing Bursting Bubbles and Leaky Boats
    Prevention Rather Than Reaction
    Security Issues Impeding Corporations, CEOs, and Directors
    Security’s Role to the Board of Directors
    Corporate Security Risk and Director Ethics
    Managing Market-Sensitive Information
    Security in the Corporate C-Suite
    Communicating Security Risk to C-Suite Executives
    Security Perception, Culture, and Risk Management
    Where Should Security Be in the Corporate Structure?

    Security Risk Management
    Lack of Risk Management in the Asia Pacific
    Security Obligations and Compliance in Risk Management
    What Is Reasonable Security?
    An International Approach to Risk Management
    Security Risk Management
         Integrating Threat, Vulnerability, and Criticality
    Security Risk Management to Enhance Corporate Governance
    Implementing Security Risk Management Systems
    Generating a Security Business Case
    Effective Risk Communication
    Risk Gaming or Gaining Consensus
    Drive for a Security Risk Consensus

    Security Threats
    Realized Threat
    Sophisticated Transnational Organized Crime
    Food and Product Contamination
    Kidnapping and Extortion
    Tiger Kidnappings: Prevention the Best Policy
    Combating Transnational High-Sea Piracy
    World Conflict and Terrorism
    Continued Terrorism Events
    Synopsis of Terrorism Events
    Natural Catastrophic Events and Risk of Global Warming
    Market Response to Terrorist and Disaster Events

    Security Trends
    Beyond 2020: Overview of Regional Security Trends and Technology
    The Changing Asia-Pacific Region
         Terrorism: Where Has All the Hype Gone?
    Civil Unrest: Street Violence and Riots
    Fraud and Prevention: Keeping Up
         Internal Threat
         Smarter External and Online Threat
         Workplace Surveillance—What You Can’t Do or Is It Still Worth It?
    Unexpected Differences in Privacy Regulations
    Changing Technology: Greater Convergence and Complexity
         CCTV to Detect People, Weapons, Drugs, and Explosives
         Online Corporate Security Vulnerabilities: Changing Use or Abuse of the Web
    Better and Directed Security Risk Management
    Business Continuity Management
         Short-Term Plans: A Surefire Way to Cripple Business
         Crisis Counseling versus Self-Assessment and Learning
    Greater Professionalism
         Defining the Many Parts of Security
    Corporate Security as a Cost Center
    Raising Corporate Security Culture and Ethics
    Increasing Standards
    Legislation and Governance
         Professional Associations
         Increasing Higher Education

    Internal Corporate Crime: Crime, Fraud, and Misconduct
    Corporate Crime
    Internal Theft
    Insider Trading
    Director Ethical Breaches
    Governance and Compliance
    Political Misconduct and Scandal
    Corruption and Bribery
    Supply Chain and Resilience Breakdown—Business Continuity
    Workplace Violence
    Food and Product Contamination
    Failings and Breaches of Technology
    Loss and Misuse of Information

    External Corporate Threats and Risks
    Terrorism and Politically Motivated Violence
    Civil Unrest
    Regional Conflict
    Organized Transnational Crime
    Cyber and Electronic Crime
    Kidnapping and Extortion
    Economic Espionage
    Community and Street Crime
    Natural Disasters and Catastrophic Incidents

    Asia-Pacific Country-Specific Overview
    Cook Islands
    Marshall Islands
    New Zealand
    North Korea
    Papua New Guinea
    Solomon Islands
    South Korea
    Sri Lanka
    Timor Leste (East Timor)

    Useful Websites
    Travel Sites
    Nation-State Governments
    Professional Bodies and NGOs



    Most chapters include an Introduction, Conclusion, and References


    Chris Cubbage, BSc (Hons), CPP, GAICD, AdvDip BusMgt, Dip CI, Dip Pol, is a corporate security and public safety consultant who has provided crisis and risk management advice, and has conducted security audits and investigations for government and private industry around the world. He has more than twenty years combined experience in criminal and civil investigations, in roles as homicide detective with the Western Australia Police Major Crime Squad and senior investigator at the Australian Crime Commission (ACC). Chris has lectured in security risk and physical security at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia, and has published research on the application and recognition of security risk management in Australian public companies. He is the executive editor of the Asia-Pacific Security Magazine and a presenter and producer of MySecurity TV. Through the media and his private consultancy company, Amlec House Pty. Limited, he continues to serve clients in the region and around the world. He is accredited as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) with ASIS International.

    David Brooks, PhD, MSc (Security Science), BSc, ADipEng (Electronics), is a senior security science academic with the Security Research Centre (SECAU) at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. He conducts research and teaches security risk management, security management, resilience, and security technology evaluation. He is the academic chair of the Security Research Centre Annual Security and Intelligence Conference and is on the editorial committee of the Security Journal. In addition, Dr. Brooks has authored previous books on public space CCTV and the corporate security body of knowledge, and has numerous published articles in international journals and conference proceedings.

    Dr. Brooks has been previously employed by the Australian Defence Department as the Western Australia regional fixed plant and equipment contract manager. During this period, he was primarily responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of the strategic process of facility plant maintenance and management. Other past employment included seven years within the commercial security environment as a technical consultant and thirteen years in the Royal Air Force (UK) as a development technician in defense radar systems.

    " … provides a detailed discussion of the current status of security in the Asia-Pacific region … will prepare both security managers and security practitioners for the many risks and threats that populations and commercial organizations will encounter in international business and foreign affairs. … The authors are to be commended for the structure and analysis of the topics within the book, with comprehensive description and discussion of the need for asset protection and recovery. There is no comparable book on the international market and, as such, it is at the leading edge of advanced security management texts for the serious consideration of asset protection."
    —Clifton Smith PhD, Hon. Professor of Security Science, Electron Science Research Institute, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia

    " … commonsense advice … a valuable book for corporate security libraries anywhere in the world."
    ASIS Dynamics