Physical Security Assessment Handbook: An Insider's Guide to Securing a Business (Hardcover)

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Physical Security Assessment Handbook: An Insider's Guide to Securing a Business (Hardcover)


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Physical Security Assessment Handbook: An Insider's Guide to Securing a Business, Second Edition has been fully updated to provide a comprehensive guide to identifying man-made threats to an organization, determining the vulnerabilities to those threats, specifying security upgrades to mitigate those threats, and acquiring and implementing recommended solutions.

The techniques outlined detail how to conduct a physical security assessment and identify ways to mitigate those identified threats. This includes recommendations for new security systems or, alternatively, system additions to improve security conditions. Chapters describe methods used in evaluating the survey data, proposing the recommended systems to company management, preparing a system bid, and managing the bid process. Coverage concludes with a description of project implementation and how to follow up afterwards to verify the proper application and use of the security systems and solutions. The book organizes the process and provides an overall structure for best practices in specifying system components and managing the acquisition and implementation process. It represents the culmination of the author's 44 years of experience in the design, installation, and project management of security system solutions.

Physical Security Assessment Handbook, Second Edition is a valuable resource for security and managers, security consultants, and even experienced industry professionals will find this book helpful in organizing approaches to security assessment projects.

Michael Khairallah is a native of New Orleans and served in the United States Navy as an Electronic Countermeasures Specialist. He was educated at the Louisiana State University at New Orleans where he earned a bachelor's degree in business. He entered the security industry in 1980 as a Manufacturer's Sales Representative then founded Card Access Systems in 1981 where he served as President and CEO for 17 years. In 1998 he sold the company and became an Independent Physical Security Systems Consultant, forming a firm called Security Design Solutions LLC (SDS) which manages all elements of risk assessment and mitigation for clients. Michael has been a member of ASIS International since 1980 and help write the Professional Service Exam, Physical Security Professional (PSP). He is now a qualified "Lifetime" member of ASIS International based on his service to the security community. He is also a member of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants since September 2003 and a member of the National InfraGard Program since July 2004. In his security career Khairallah has sat in every chair at the table. He has been the seller, the buyer and the consultant at different times in his work. He is a Board-Certified Physical Security Professional (PSP) and the author of the original work, Physical Security Systems Handbook. He is also a court approved expert witness.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032790770
ISBN-10: 1032790776
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: July 24th, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English