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Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity

- To use a boxing analogy, Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity is a superheavyweight of a book, coming in at nearly 10 pounds and more than 1,300 pages. And there is hardly a networking or data security topic that is not detailed in this reference.

The Comprehensive Handbook of School Safety

- This book provides a holistic approach to assessing the challenges involved in school safety through thoughtful pieces by the editor and 15 contributors. The book is divided into four major sections: school security, school safety, emergency management, and program development and execution.

American Police: A History, 1945-2012

- Noted scholar and former police commander Thomas Reppetto traverses the path of American policing from 1945 to the present in the second volume of American Police: A History. The story is scholarly, professional and personal. Above all, it is riveting.

Information Security Governance Simplified: From the Boardroom to the Keyboard

- In Information Security Governance Simplified, author Todd Fitzgerald provides an excellent over­view on how security managers can create an effective information security program without breaking the bank. He shows the reader how to create a governance program that includes all of the necessary managerial, technical, and operational controls.

Ending Campus Violence: New Approaches to Prevention

- This timely and comprehensive study of school and campus violence is expertly compiled into a multidisciplinary summary that is understandable for anyone involved with campus safety.

Operational Mid-Level Management for Police, 4th Edition

- Author John Coleman, a retired major from a large metropolitan police department, provides the reader with solid information about leadership, especially as it relates to the decision-making process. Moreover, he addresses the relevant managerial issues that supervisors must be aware of to adeptly perform their responsibilities.

Risk Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Applications

- Reading this text, it is hard not to be thoroughly impressed by author Marvin Rausand’s brilliant assessment of quantitative approaches to risk management. Although many of the examples cited are from other disciplines, the principles can be applied to security problems as well. It is practical, mathematically rigorous, and contains many theorems.

Cargo Crime: Security Theft and Prevention

- Cargo crime has significant criminal and financial impact on businesses and the economy. In Cargo Crime: Security and Prevention, author J.J. Coughlin offers his extensive industry experience to enlighten the audience on the many forms of cargo crime, its actors, and its impact.

Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler

- While countries once defined themselves by military might, the fall of the Soviet Union precipitated an emphasis on economic might. Spies, both political and industrial, now delve into private industry to steal trade secrets and spare themselves costly research and development expenses. In Among Enemies, author Luke Bencie warns readers to beware of such efforts.

Introduction to Security, Ninth Edition

- This primer surveys the diverse components that make up a security function. It begins with the history of the industry, the role of security, career opportunities, security education, and the impact of the terrorist attacks of 9-11.

Aviation & Maritime Security Intelligence

- This book provides a basic over­view of some intelligence functions in transportation security, but it omits a number of important elements.

Proactive Security Administration, 2nd edition

- The second edition of Proactive Security Administration revisits the basics of security management and adds current theory and emerging trends, including enterprise risk management; homeland security and emergency management; and compliance.

Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder

- Why do some systems, objects, or ideas fail when faced with stress while others not only withstand it, but actually grow or profit from the experience? Fragile things break when stressed; robust or resilient things withstand stress; and, according to author Nassim Taleb, an entirely different class that he terms anti­fragile actually improves when stressed.
 




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