Physical Security and Environmental Protection

Author: John Perdikaris
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482211955
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Manage a Hazard or Threat Effectively and Prevent It from Becoming a Disaster When disaster strikes, it can present challenges to those caught off guard, leaving them to cope with the fallout. Adopting a risk management approach to addressing threats, vulnerability, and risk assessments is critical to those on the frontline. Developed with first responders at the municipal, state, provincial, and federal level in mind, Physical Security and Environmental Protection guides readers through the various phases of disaster management, including prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. It contains the steps and principles essential to effectively managing a hazard or threat, preventing it from becoming a disaster. From the Initial Threat Assessment to Response and Recovery Operations Considering both natural and manmade disasters, this text includes sections on hazard analysis, emergency planning, effective communication, and leadership. It covers threat assessment, examines critical infrastructure protection, and addresses violent behavior. The text also outlines protection strategies; discussing strategy management, identifying suspicious behavior, and detailing how to avoid a potential attack. The text includes an overview on developing force protection plans, security plans, and business continuity plans. The book also addresses response and recovery operations, explores post-incident stress management, and poses the following questions: What hazards exist in or near the community? How frequently do these hazards occur? How much damage can they cause? Which hazards pose the greatest threat? This text includes the tools and information necessary to help readers develop business continuity, force protection, and emergency preparedness plans for their own group or organization.

Effective Physical Security

Author: Lawrence Fennelly
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128044950
Format: PDF, ePub
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Effective Physical Security, Fifth Edition is a best-practices compendium that details the essential elements and latest developments in physical security protection. This new edition is completely updated, with new chapters carefully selected from the author’s work that set the standard. This book contains important coverage of environmental design, security surveys, locks, lighting, and CCTV, the latest ISO standards for risk assessment and risk management, physical security planning, network systems infrastructure, and environmental design. Provides detailed coverage of physical security in an easily accessible format Presents information that should be required reading for ASIS International’s Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification Incorporates expert contributors in the field of physical security, while maintaining a consistent flow and style Serves the needs of multiple audiences, as both a textbook and professional desk reference Blends theory and practice, with a specific focus on today’s global business and societal environment, and the associated security, safety, and asset protection challenges Includes useful information on the various and many aids appearing in the book Features terminology, references, websites, appendices to chapters, and checklists

Cyber Physical Security

Author: Robert M. Clark
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319328247
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book focuses on the vulnerabilities of state and local services to cyber-threats and suggests possible protective action that might be taken against such threats. Cyber-threats to U.S. critical infrastructure are of growing concern to policymakers, managers and consumers. Information and communications technology (ICT) is ubiquitous and many ICT devices and other components are interdependent; therefore, disruption of one component may have a negative, cascading effect on others. Cyber-attacks might include denial of service, theft or manipulation of data. Damage to critical infrastructure through a cyber-based attack could have a significant impact on the national security, the economy, and the livelihood and safety of many individual citizens. Traditionally cyber security has generally been viewed as being focused on higher level threats such as those against the internet or the Federal government. Little attention has been paid to cyber-security at the state and local level. However, these governmental units play a critical role in providing services to local residents and consequently are highly vulnerable to cyber-threats. The failure of these services, such as waste water collection and water supply, transportation, public safety, utility services, and communication services, would pose a great threat to the public. Featuring contributions from leading experts in the field, this volume is intended for state and local government officials and managers, state and Federal officials, academics, and public policy specialists.

Physical Security 150 Things You Should Know

Author: Lawrence Fennelly
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128095105
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Physical Security: 150 Things You Should Know, Second Edition is a useful reference for those at any stage of their security career. This practical guide covers the latest technological trends for managing the physical security needs of buildings and campuses of all sizes. Through anecdotes, case studies, and documented procedures, the authors have amassed the most complete collection of information on physical security available. Security practitioners of all levels will find this book easy to use as they look for practical tips to understand and manage the latest physical security technologies, such as biometrics, IP video, video analytics, and mass notification, as well as the latest principles in access control, command and control, perimeter protection, and visitor management. Offers a comprehensive overview of the latest trends in physical security, surveillance, and access control technologies Provides practical tips on a wide variety of physical security topics Features new technologies, such as biometrics, high definition cameras, and IP video Blends theory and practice with a specific focus on today’s global business environment and the various security, safety, and asset protection challenges associated with it

Physical and Environmental Protection

Author: Ohio. Department of Administrative Services
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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The purpose of this policy is to provide physical and environmental protection (PE) requirements for Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS)-managed information systems and for the facilities in which they operate. Documented PE security controls are needed to ensure information systems are properly protected against physical and environmental threats. A glossary of terms found in this policy is located in Section 8.0 Definitions. In addition, references to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53, "Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations," family identifiers and control numbers are provided in parentheticals next to requirement headers, where applicable. The scope of this policy includes any DAS-managed information system and the facility in which it operates. This policy also applies to DAS data owners, system and service owners, and extends to external service providers. For the purposes of this policy, 'facility' refers primarily to physical locations containing concentrations of DAS-managed information system resources including, for example, data centers, server rooms, rooms containing sensitive network, telecommunications, or electrical equipment, and mainframe computer rooms. 'Managed service partner facility' refers to these same physical locations when operated by an external entity through agreement with DAS. This policy is intended to detail required physical and environmental security controls, but is not intended to supersede local or state building regulations, or fire or electrical codes.

Hospital and Healthcare Security

Author: Tony W York
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0124200621
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Building on the foundation of the previous five editions, Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition includes new and updated chapters to reflect the current state of healthcare security, particularly in data security and patient privacy, patient-generated violence, and emergency preparedness and management. The recognized leading text in the healthcare security industry, Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition explains the basics as well as higher expertise concerns, such as the roles of design, emergency management, and policy. Conveying a wide spectrum of topics in an easy to comprehend format, Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition provides a fresh perspective for healthcare security professionals to better prepare for security issue before they occur. Offers a quick-start section for hospital administrators who need an overview of security issues and best practices. Includes a sample request for proposals (RFP) for healthcare security services and incident report classifications. General principles clearly laid out so readers can apply internationally recognized industry standards most appropriate to their own environment. The new edition includes materials that address the latest issues of concern to healthcare security professionals, including security design, emergency management, off-campus programs and services, and best practices in mitigating patient-generated violence.

Science for Environmental Protection

Author: Committee on Science for EPA's Future
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309264901
Format: PDF
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In anticipation of future environmental science and engineering challenges and technologic advances, EPA asked the National Research Council (NRC) to assess the overall capabilities of the agency to develop, obtain, and use the best available scientific and technologic information and tools to meet persistent, emerging, and future mission challenges and opportunities. Although the committee cannot predict with certainty what new environmental problems EPA will face in the next 10 years or more, it worked to identify some of the common drivers and common characteristics of problems that are likely to occur. Tensions inherent to the structure of EPA's work contribute to the current and persistent challenges faced by the agency, and meeting those challenges will require development of leading-edge scientific methods, tools, and technologies, and a more deliberate approach to systems thinking and interdisciplinary science. Science for Environmental Protection: The Road Ahead outlines a framework for building science for environmental protection in the 21st century and identified key areas where enhanced leadership and capacity can strengthen the agency's abilities to address current and emerging environmental challenges as well as take advantage of new tools and technologies to address them. The foundation of EPA science is strong, but the agency needs to continue to address numerous present and future challenges if it is to maintain its science leadership and meet its expanding mandates.

The InfoSec Handbook

Author: Umesha Nayak
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430263830
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The InfoSec Handbook offers the reader an organized layout of information that is easily read and understood. Allowing beginners to enter the field and understand the key concepts and ideas, while still keeping the experienced readers updated on topics and concepts. It is intended mainly for beginners to the field of information security, written in a way that makes it easy for them to understand the detailed content of the book. The book offers a practical and simple view of the security practices while still offering somewhat technical and detailed information relating to security. It helps the reader build a strong foundation of information, allowing them to move forward from the book with a larger knowledge base. Security is a constantly growing concern that everyone must deal with. Whether it’s an average computer user or a highly skilled computer user, they are always confronted with different security risks. These risks range in danger and should always be dealt with accordingly. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the dangers or how to prevent them and this is where most of the issues arise in information technology (IT). When computer users do not take security into account many issues can arise from that like system compromises or loss of data and information. This is an obvious issue that is present with all computer users. This book is intended to educate the average and experienced user of what kinds of different security practices and standards exist. It will also cover how to manage security software and updates in order to be as protected as possible from all of the threats that they face.

Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems

Author: Mary Lynn Garcia
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080554288
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Design and Evaluation of Physical Security Systems, Second Edition, includes updated references to security expectations and changes since 9/11. The threat chapter includes references to new threat capabilities in Weapons of Mass Destruction, and a new figure on hate crime groups in the US. All the technology chapters have been reviewed and updated to include technology in use since 2001, when the first edition was published. Garcia has also added a new chapter that shows how the methodology described in the book is applied in transportation systems. College faculty who have adopted this text have suggested improvements and these have been incorporated as well. This second edition also includes some references to the author's recent book on Vulnerability Assessment, to link the two volumes at a high level. New chapter on transportation systems Extensively updated chapter on threat definition Major changes to response chapter