PRLog - Nov. 21, 2012 - BOCA RATON, Fla. -- To adequately protect an organization, physical security must go beyond the "gates, guns, and guards" mentality that characterizes most security programs. Creating a sound security plan involves understanding not only security requirements but also the dynamics of the marketplace, employee issues, and management goals. The Complete Guide to Physical Security discusses the assets of a facility—people, building, and location—and the various means to protect them. It emphasizes the marriage of technology and physical hardware to help those tasked with protecting these assets to operate successfully in the ever-changing world of security.
The book covers specific physical security technologies, such as intrusion detection, access control, and video surveillance systems—including networked video. It addresses the reasoning behind installations, how to work with contractors, and how to develop a central station for monitoring. It also discusses government regulations for building secured facilities and SCIFs (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities). Case examples demonstrate the alignment of security program management techniques with not only the core physical security elements and technologies but also operational security practices.
The authors of this book have nearly 50 years combined experience in the security industry—including the physical security and security management arenas. Their insights provide the foundation for security professionals to develop a comprehensive approach to achieving physical security requirements while also establishing leadership roles that help further the overall mission of their organization.
About the Authors
Dr. Paul R. Baker began his security career in the U.S. Marine Corps as a military policeman. Upon discharge, he joined the Maryland State Police and worked in all phases of law enforcement, spending the majority of his career in the intelligence and narcotics areas. Upon retirement in 2001, he began the security management phase of his journey, working for the MITRE Corporation, Institute for Defense Analysis, Capital One Bank, and, finally, with the RAND Corporation.
Dr. Baker is board certified in security management as a certified protection professional (CPP) by ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security) International. He is an adjunct professor for University of Maryland University College in the homeland security field and an adjunct professor for Southwestern College in its security management curriculum. He is a contributor to the CRC Press books Official (ISC)2® Guide to the CISSP® CBK®, Second Edition and Official (ISC)2 Guide to the ISSAP CBK.
Dr. Daniel J. Benny is the security discipline chair at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He served as a U.S. Navy intelligence officer and DOD Federal Police Chief and holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Capella University. He is board-certified in security management as a certified protection professional (CPP) and board-certified as a professional certified investigator (PCI)—both by ASIS International;
Dr. Benny is the author of the CRC Press books General Aviation Security: Aircraft, Hangars, Fixed-Base Operations, Flight Schools, and Airports; Cultural Property Security: Protecting Museums, Historic Sites, Archives, and Libraries; and the forthcoming book, Industrial Espionage: Developing a Counterespionage Program Security. He has authored over 300 articles on security administration, intelligence, aviation security, private investigation, and cultural property security topics.
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ISBN 9781420099638, November 2012, 360 pp