Introduction to Security

Introduction to Security, 9th Edition

Introduction to Security, 9th Edition,Robert Fischer,Edward Halibozek,David Walters,ISBN9780123850577

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A timely revision to the market-leading introduction to security for students, professionals, and military personnel

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Key Features

  • New sections on terrorism and emerging security threats like cybercrime and piracy
  • Top industry professionals from aerospace and computer firms join instructors from large academic programs as co-authors and contributors
  • Expanded ancillaries for both instructors and students, including interactive web-based video and case studies


Introduction to Security has been the leading text on private security for over thirty years. Celebrated for its balanced and professional approach, this new edition gives future security professionals a broad, solid base that prepares them to serve in a variety of positions. Security is a diverse and rapidly growing field that is immune to outsourcing. The author team as well as an outstanding group of subject-matter experts combine their knowledge and experience with a full package of materials geared to experiential learning. As a recommended title for security certifications, and an information source for the military, this is an essential reference for all security professionals. This timely revision expands on key topics and adds new material on important issues in the 21st century environment such as the importance of communication skills; the value of education; internet-related security risks; changing business paradigms; and brand protection.


Students in traditional and online courses in security management; security managers already in the workforce; professionals preparing for CPP certification

Robert Fischer


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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Western Illinois University (retired); President of Assets Protection Associates, Inc., Macomb, IL, USA

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Edward Halibozek


Edward P. Halibozek is currently a corporate vice president of security for a Fortune 100 company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. He holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and an MBA in business. Mr. Halibozek is an experienced lecturer and has written and published many articles, papers, plans, policies and procedures related to corporate security. Mr. Halibozek is the former Chairperson for the Aerospace Industries Association, Industrial Security Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Chief Special Agents Association in Los Angeles California. Mr. Halibozek served for four years as an Industry member to the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC).

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Corporate VP of Security for a Fortune 100 company, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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David Walters

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of global security at a high-tech company based in San Jose, CA, USA

Introduction to Security, 9th Edition

Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1: Origins and Development of 21st Century Security

Chapter 2: Defining Security’s Role

Chapter 3: Career Opportunities in Loss Prevention

Chapter 4: Security Education, Training, Certification, and Regulation

Chapter 5: Homeland Security – Security & Loss Prevention Since September 11th, 2001 and Beyond

Part II: Basics of Defense

Chapter 6: Security and the Law

Chapter 7: Risk Analysis, Security Surveys, and Insurance

Chapter 8: Interior and Exterior Security Concerns

Chapter 9: The Outer Defenses: Building and Perimeter Protection

Chapter 10: The Inner Defenses: Intrusion and Access Control

Chapter 11: Contingency Planning, Fire Protection, Emergency Response, and Safety

Chapter 12: Internal Theft Controls/Personnel Issues

Part III: Specific Threats and Solutions

Chapter 13: Transportation Security Issues and Regulation

Chapter 14: Violence and Drug Use in the Workplace

Chapter 15: Retail Security

Chapter 16: Terrorism - A Global Perspective

Chapter 17: Computer Technology and Information Security Issues

Chapter 18: Selected Security Threats of the 21st Century

Chapter 19: Security: The Future

Quotes and reviews

"The second section of the book covers the basics of defense and includes a variety of topics from legal issues to contingency planning and emergency response. The legal section in particular offers a valuable discussion of issues someone new to the field should be aware of."--SecurityManagement.com, November 1, 2013

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