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Practical Bomb Scene Investigation, Third Edition

James T. Thurman
July 18, 2017

Now in its Third Edition, Practical Bomb Scene Investigation explores the investigative process that improvised explosive device (IED) specialists undertake at the scene of an explosion. Providing easy-to-understand, step-by-step procedures for managing and processing a bomb scene, it enables...

A History of Cyber Security Attacks: 1980 to Present

Bruce Middleton
July 14, 2017

Stories of cyberattacks dominate the headlines. Whether it is theft of massive amounts of personally identifiable information or the latest intrusion of foreign governments in U.S. government and industrial sites, cyberattacks are now important. For professionals and the public, knowing how...

Threat Level Red: Cybersecurity Research Programs of the U.S. Government

Michael Erbschloe
July 14, 2017

There is extensive government research on cyber security science, technology, and applications. Much of this research will be transferred to the private sector to aid in product development and the improvement of protective measures against cyber warfare attacks. This research is not widely...

Security Manager's Guide to Disasters: Managing Through Emergencies, Violence, and Other Workplace Threats

Anthony D. Manley
July 13, 2017

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...

Targeted Violence: A Statistical and Tactical Analysis of Assassinations, Contract Killings, and Kidnappings

Glenn P. McGovern
June 16, 2017

Drawn from case examples of incidents from around the world, Targeted Violence: A Statistical and Tactical Analysis of Assassinations, Contract Killings, and Kidnappings is the most complete resource of information on the attack methodologies, tactics used, and groups responsible for targeted...

Terrorist Rehabilitation: The U.S. Experience in Iraq

Ami Angell, Rohan Gunaratna
June 13, 2017

Because terrorists are made, not born, it is critically important to world peace that detainees and inmates influenced by violent ideology are deradicalized and rehabilitated back into society. Exploring the challenges in this formidable endeavor, Terrorist Rehabilitation: The U.S. Experience in...

Communicating Emergency Preparedness: Practical Strategies for the Public and Private Sectors, Second Edition

Damon P. Coppola, Erin K. Maloney
June 12, 2017

This fully revised edition of Communicating Emergency Preparedness: Practical Strategies for the Public and Private Sectors includes timely case studies, events, and references to articles and opinions about the direction of emergency preparedness communication. The authors draw upon their...

HAZMAT Guide for First Responders

Michael L. Madigan
June 02, 2017

The goal of this book is to help train hazmat response teams and other responders in disaster training, techniques, and planning.The book will also help define and sharpen training plans and assumptions. Focusing on lessons learned from real-world experiences during actual disasters, the book will...

Social Media Warfare: Equal Weapons for All

Michael Erbschloe
May 08, 2017

Social media applications can be weaponized with very little skill. Social media warfare has become a burden that nation states, government agencies, and corporations need to face. To address the social media warfare threat in a reasonable manner that reduces uncertainty requires dedication and...

Beyond Command and Control: Leadership, Culture and Risk

Richard Adams, Christine Owen, Cameron Scott, David Phillip Parsons
May 08, 2017

This book will advance the understanding of leadership beyond the inherited myths and modalities of command and control. Leadership is separated from ideas and institutional seniority and explained as the collaborative power of one with others. Enabling the intelligent co-participation of all...

Security Surveillance Centers: Design, Implementation, and Operation

Anthony V. DiSalvatore
April 14, 2017

Unlike current books on the market that focus primarily on the technical aspects of surveillance and protection, Security Surveillance Centers: Design, Implementation, and Operation focuses on the operation of a security surveillance center. This text explains in detail the role of security...

Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders, Third Edition

Robert Burke
March 31, 2017

The third edition of a bestseller, Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders continues to provide the fundamentals of "street chemistry" required by emergency response personnel. Emergency response and hazmat expert Robert Burke takes the basics of chemistry appropriate for response...

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