11/16/2007 - Whoever titled this book Principles of Security Management may have been overly ambitious. With such a broad title, readers could reasonably expect coverage of such issues as leadership, security surveys, and budgeting. Instead, fully half of the book is devoted to personnel issues. That's fine in and of itself, but a more apt title for this work might have been Personnel Issues in Security Management.
11/14/2007 - Along the book's 12 chapters, Tapper offers 126 "tips." They include ideas on protecting companies from internal fraud, external fraud, opposing attorneys, and disgruntled employees. One emphasis is on having a document-retention policy, which establishes a holding period for different kinds of information and requires the removal of outdated notes and related materials to eliminate paper trails.
11/08/2007 - Prevention instead of response has seen only limited use on campuses. Fifty-six percent of the 90 college and university security directors surveyed by FJC Security Services Inc. characterize their campus security in regard to terrorism as "response mode." Yet 83 percent said that their security officers had received training "specific to preventing, deterring, and responding" to acts of terrorism.