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

ISBN 9781138374645
Published November 21, 2018 by CRC Press
242 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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



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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