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Professional Security Management

A Strategic Guide, 1st Edition

By Charles Swanson


288 pages

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Hardback: 9780367339616
pub: 2020-07-06
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Historically, security managers have tended to be sourced from either the armed forces or law enforcement. But the increasing complexity of the organisations employing them, along with the technologies employed by them, is forcing an evolution and expansion of the role, and security managers must meet this challenge in order to succeed in their field, as well as protect the assets of their employers. Risk management, crisis management, continuity management, strategic business operations, data security, IT and business communications all fall under the purview of the security manager.

This book is a guide to meeting those challenges, providing the security manager with the essential skill set and knowledge base to meet the challenges faced in contemporary, international, or tech-oriented businesses. It covers the basics of strategy, risk, and technology from the perspective of the security manager, focusing only one the "need to know". The reader will benefit from an understanding of how risk management aligns its functional aims with the strategic goals and operations of the organisation.

This essential book supports professional vocational accreditation and qualifications, such as the Chartered Security Professional (CSyP), or Certified Protection Professional (CPP), and advises on pathways to higher education qualifications in the fields of Security and Risk Management. It is ideal for any risk manager looking to further their training and development, as well as being complementary for Risk and Security Management programs with a focus on practice.

Table of Contents

Part one:

Private security and the development of the Security Manager

Part two:

Security risk management and strategic business awareness

Part three

Security Risk Management

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design and Situational Crime Prevention

Physical and Electronic Security Systems

The Security Survey and Security Audit

Business Resilience

    • Risk Management
    • Crisis Management
    • Disaster Management
    • Business Continuity Management

The Chief Security Officer (CSO) and the Chief Information Security Officer(CISO)

Cyber Crime

Critical National Infrastructure

Terrorism and Counter Terrorism

Aviation and Maritime Security Management

Supply Chain Security Management

Hostile Environment Awareness

Strategic Business Awareness

Fraud Investigations

Retail Loss Prevention

Workplace Investigations

Academic and vocational qualifications


About the Author

Charles Swanson is a professional security and risk management specialist and teacher. He is a Chartered Security Professional, and a Fellow of the Security Institute, and currently the Senior Tutor on the MSc in Security and Risk Management at the University of South Wales. He has lectured in risk management, counter terrorism and information security (cyber) to a global audience.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Finance / Financial Risk Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Insurance / Risk Assessment & Management
COMPUTERS / Security / General