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McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook: Strategic Guidance for a Coordinated Approach to Effective Security and Emergency Management, Second Edition by David KamienFeaturing a foreword by Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of Homeland Security, The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook, 2e is the one-stop guide for any professional or student involved in counterterrorism, homeland security, business continuity, or disaster risk management. This indispensable book provides government officials, corporate risk managers, business and security executives, first responders, and all homeland security and emergency prepared-ness professionals with a wide-ranging and definitive overview of critical homeland security issues. The handbook addresses virtually every aspect of homeland security, including terrorism motivated by radical Islamist extremism; transportation and infrastructure protection; community and business resilience; intelligence and information; and the roles of business, academia, science, and the private sector in confronting terrorism and natural disasters. Enriched with the insight and knowledge of renowned national and international experts--from senators and captains of industry to key figures in intelligence, military affairs, diplomacy, international organizations, and academia--this peerless guide offers prescriptive strategies and guidance to help security professionals more effectively manage the risk of terrorism and prepare for and respond to natural disasters. Conveniently organized into thematic sections, The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook covers: Terrorist and Criminal Threats Policy, Governance, and Legal Responses Interoperability, Information Sharing, and Collaboration Risk Management, Decision Making, and Communication Protecting Critical Infrastructure Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management Private Sector Security and Resilience Thinking, Education, and Training Science and Technology Civil Liberties and Other Legal Issues International Challenges and Approaches The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook synthesizes the latest information with unmatched scope and detail and discusses what governments, businesses, and citizens must do to manage the risk of disasters and counter evolving threats.
Publication Date: 2012-12-03
Homeland Security by James J. Carafano; Mark SauterThe definitive guide to the homeland security enterprise--updated with critical changes in missions, tactics, and strategies "[T]he best. . . .The book is extremely well organized for an undergraduate class in homeland security." --Homeland Security Affairs "Homeland Security is much more than a textbook. It is an indispensable reference resource for those seeking to understand how terrorists operate and the structures and mechanisms that have been developed to respond to the magnitude of the terrorist threats confronting us." --The Washington Times Homeland Security: A Complete Guide is the authoritative guide to the history, mission, and evolution of the national homeland security enterprise, including federal, state, local, and private sector efforts. Whether you're a first responder, corporate executive, government official, or concerned citizen, this book provides a comprehensive understanding of U.S. homeland security and your own role in preparing for and responding to terrorism and disasters. Since publication of the previous edition in 2005, the Department of Homeland Security, other government agencies, and the broader homeland security enterprise have grown to cover "all hazards" and respond to emerging threats and policies. Documenting and analyzing these trends, this new edition of Homeland Security: AComplete Guide has been expanded and updated to include: New insights from the authors' close contacts with high-level government and business officials Late-breaking academic research, government reports, and examples from the field Lessons learned from foiled terror plots, natural disasters, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq The use of emerging technologies by terrorists and responders alike Controversies surrounding civil liberties, airport security, immigration, and government funding An ideal resource for academic and training classrooms, Homeland Security: A CompleteGuide includes an overview, learning objectives, source documents, discussion topic, summary, and quiz for each chapter. Updates to this edition cover Emerging threats Incident management Myths about weapons of mass destruction Hurricane Katrina's effect on homeland security Border, maritime, and aviation security Business preparedness Cybersecurity The roles of state and local government National strategy assessment Technology Domestic counterterrorism Military support Responding to natural and human-made disasters The intelligence cycle State-sponsored terrorism Protecting critical infrastructure Foiled terror attacks Public awareness Islamist and domestic extremism Security trends from colonial days to 9/11
Publication Date: 2012-01-04
Homeland Security by Charles P. NemethHomeland security is a massive enterprise that gets larger by the moment. What was once mostly a TSA/aviation concern has evolved into a multidimensional operation covering a broad array of disciplines. These include critical infrastructure protection, border security, transportation security, intelligence and counterterrorism, emergency management
Publication Date: 2016-04-19
Security Manager's Guide to Disasters by Anthony Manley (Editor)Terrorist or criminal attack, fire emergency, civil or geographic disruption, or major electrical failure--recent years have witnessed an increase in the number of natural disasters and man-made events that have threatened the livelihoods of businesses and organizations worldwide. Security Manager's Guide to Disasters: Managing Through Emergencies, Violence, and Other Workplace Threatsexamines the most significant emergencies that may confront the security manager and provides comprehensive guidance on how to prepare for a potential crisis, what to do in the event of one, and how to mitigate the effects. Explores the Range of Disasters That Can Jeopardize Any Organization The author discusses all types of disasters, covering a range of major occurrences that could threaten or harm any business or institutional entity. These include terrorism, industrial espionage and sabotage, workplace violence, strikes, natural disasters, fires, medical emergencies--the topics run the gamut of events that security directors, loss prevention professionals, and risk managers may confront in the course of their duties. Guidance Spans from Before an Event Occurs to Its Aftermath The book provides strategies for preventing or reducing the severity of an incident and initiating immediate and professional responses to reduce the loss of life, injuries, property damage, and liability. It also provides instruction on adequate interaction and cooperation with public safety agencies, local government, and other public and private utility services. By focusing on response, recovery, and restoration, this essential reference lays out a system for placing the business or institution back into operation as soon as possible.
Publication Date: 2009-07-29
Terrorism and Homeland Security by Dale L. June (Editor)Since 9/11, the terms homeland security and terrorism have become firmly entrenched in our lexicon. The days of walking through a simple metal detector at the airport are over, and our security landscape is forever changed. Terrorism and Homeland Security: Perspectives, Thoughts, and Opinions brings together the work of academic researchers and law
Publication Date: 2010-09-29
Terrorism and Homeland Security by Michael Opheim (Editor); Nicholas Bowen (Editor); Paul Viotti (Editor)Despite the fact that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been active since November of 2002, the American homeland is still not secure from terrorist attack. What passes as DHS strategy is often just a list of objectives with vague references to the garnering of national resources, and the marshalling of support from other nations. Drawing on the expertise of several of the nation's leading reseachers and policy experts, Terrorism and Homeland Security: Thinking Strategically About Policy provides policymakers with a much needed starting point for the creation of an effective coherent national security strategy. Its origins pre-dating 9-11, this volume grew out of an extensive project featuring the participation of various institutions including the Army War College. The primary goal: develop a strategy that optimizes security with minimal infringement on rights and liberties After addressing points salient to a central strategy, the book then identifies the domestic and external elements that need to be addressed in building such a strategy. To this end, it examines the nature of terrorist threats, looks at challenges specific to various weapons of mass destruction, and then goes beyond terrorism to discuss safeguarding society and its infrastructure from natural disasters. In concluding, the editors present a number of preliminary suggestions. It is hoped that policymakers and others may take these suggestions into account when developing a comprehensive national security strategy.
Publication Date: 2008-06-17
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