How-To Guide Written By Practicing Professionals
Physical Security and Safety: A Field Guide for the Practitionerintroduces the basic principles of safety in the workplace, and effectively addresses the needs of the responsible security practitioner. This book provides essential knowledge on the procedures and processes needed for loss reduction, protection of organizational assets, and security and safety management.
Presents Vital Information on Recognizing and Understanding Security Needs
The book is divided into two parts. The first half of the text, Security and Safety Planning, explores the theory and concepts of security and covers: threat decomposition, identifying security threats and vulnerabilities, protection, and risk assessment. The second half, Infrastructure Protection, examines the overall physical protection program and covers: access and perimeter control, alarm systems, response force models, and practical considerations for protecting information technology (IT).
Physical Security and Safety: A Field Guide for the Practitioner offers relevant discourse on physical security in the workplace, and provides a guide for security, risk management, and safety professionals.
"This book is the perfect primer for both the security professional novice and those wishing for a basic refresher course on everything from best practices to basic available technologies. The book begins with a general overview of what security encompasses from an operational standpoint and expectations an organization might expect its department to deliver. The book then moves into the basic building blocks of security: assessing risk and creating a strategic mitigation plan. … The book charts an easy-to-follow course of processes and procedures to make sure most operational bases are covered. … The fact that the authors have laid out a logical roadmap for everything from the creation of concept through policy writing and technology makes for a clear understanding of how the security process works. By emphasizing the operations, policies, compliance, and collaborative aspects of security, they have chosen to paint a complete picture of what a successful security department needs to build on. …This book is a must read for security beginners and veterans alike. For those just entering the industry, it provides an excellent foundation for a broad spectrum of topics from theory, operations, risk assessment, and establishing your program’s policy roadmap to what basic security technology every security pro should possess. For those who are veteran security practitioners, this book serves them well as a reference tool. The range of topics and the expertise of the writers make this a book most security professionals should add to their collections. I know I will."
—Steve Lasky, Cygnus Security Media Group, USA
"A great reference for those new to the field of physical security and for students in the discipline"
—J. Branch Walton, Broward County Crime Commission Advisory Board
Part I Security and Safety Planning
Theory of Security;Jeff Dingle
Concepts of Security;Bobby Ricks and Jeff Dingle
Threat Decomposition;Bobby Ricks and Tom Schneid
Risk Assessment and Security Surveys; Tom Woodall and Bobby Ricks
Community Surveys;Jarred Ball
F ire Safety and Security;James Pharr
Writing Effective Policies and Procedures;Truett A. Ricks, Bobby Ricks, and Truett Graham Ricks
Part II Infrastructure Protection
Overall Physical Protection Program;Jeff Dingle and Bobby Ricks
Locks and Access Control;Jeff Dingle
Intrusion Detection Systems;Bobby Ricks
Security Lighting;Bobby Ricks and Truett Ricks
Closed-Circuit Television Systems;Bobby Ricks
Response Force;Bobby Ricks
Information Technology and Security;Truett Graham Ricks
Appendix: On-Site Survey Checklist
The aim of this series is to develop books to address the myriad of unique topics which are encompassed within the areas of responsibility of a safety professional. The scope of the series is broad addressing traditional occupational safety and health topics as well as emerging and correlating topic areas such as ergonomics, security, labor, school safety, employment, workplace violence, and other topics. Safety professionals often assume a broad spectrum of responsibilities, depending on the organization, which go beyond the traditional safety professional’s role. This series should become the "one stop" source for safety professionals to locate texts on traditional as well as emerging and correlating subjects related to the safety and health function.