Introduction to Security

 
9780123908216: Introduction to Security

Introduction to Security, Seventh Edition is a complete revision of the classic text. This edition presents the latest in security issues from security equipment and design theory to security management practice and has been reorganized to reflect the industry changes since the 9-11-01 World Trade Center attacks. It begins with a new chapter on the movement of Homeland Security in the United States and includes new coverage throughout the book of terrorism as it relates to: cargo and travel security, potential areas of attack and target hardening techniques, and the use of current technologies to combat new threats. Traditional physical and guard security is covered in addition to the advances in the electronic and computer security areas including biometric security, access control, CCTV surveillance advances, as well as the growing computer security issues of identity theft and computer fraud. The Seventh Edition provides the most comprehensive breakdown of security issues for the student while detailing the latest trends, legislation, and technology to interest experienced security professionals alike.

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Robert J. Fischer is a professor and Chairman of the Law Enforcement Administration Department at Western Illinois University, where he administers a program with more than 1000 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. He earned his Ph.D. in education administration from Southern Illinois University in 1981. Dr. Fischer has served as a consultant to many organizations, including publishers, private security firms, and retailers, and as a contract consultant on police training issues for the Illinois Local Government Police Training Board since 1989. Dr. Fischer is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, The Illinois Association of Criminal Justice Educators, and the American Society for Industrial Security.

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Robert Fischer is President of Assets Protection Associates, Inc. a security consulting firm established in 1986. He earned his Ph.D. in education administration from Southern Illinois University in 1981. Dr. Fischer has served as a consultant to many organizations, including publishers, private security firms, retailers, and school districts. Dr. Fischer is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society for industrial Security, The Academy if Security Educators and Trainers, and the International Police Association. He recently retired from his positions as the Director of Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute, a project of the Illinois Law Enforcement and Standards Board, and as a professor of law enforcement and justice administration at Western Illinois University.

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