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Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Second Edition

Douglas M. Marshall, Richard K. Barnhart, Eric Shappee, Michael Thomas Most
May 24, 2016

Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems surveys the fundamentals of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations, from sensors, controls, and automation to regulations, safety procedures, and human factors. It is designed for the student or layperson and thus assumes no prior knowledge of UASs,...

Enterprise Level Security: Securing Information Systems in an Uncertain World

William R. Simpson
May 13, 2016

Enterprise Level Security: Securing Information Systems in an Uncertain World provides a modern alternative to the fortress approach to security. The new approach is more distributed and has no need for passwords or accounts. Global attacks become much more difficult, and losses are localized,...

Handbook of SCADA/Control Systems Security, Second Edition

Robert Radvanovsky, Jacob Brodsky
May 10, 2016

This comprehensive handbook covers fundamental security concepts, methodologies, and relevant information pertaining to supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and other industrial control systems used in utility and industrial facilities worldwide. A community-based effort, it collects...

Global Cases in Best and Worst Practice in Crisis and Emergency Management

Ali Farazmand
April 19, 2016

Global Cases in Best and Worst Practice in Crisis and Emergency Management is the first book to focus on select global cases from the perspective of best and worst practices in the context of crisis and emergency management. Bringing together the most established scholars and experts in the field,...

Tradecraft Primer: A Framework for Aspiring Interrogators

Paul Charles Topalian
March 29, 2016

Tradecraft Primer: A Framework for Aspiring Interrogators is a timely and relevant reference manual for a new generation of professionals as we enter a new era in our nation’s interrogation programs. A must-read for anyone thinking of entering the interrogation profession, whether in law...

Adopting Biometric Technology: Challenges and Solutions

Ravindra Das
March 09, 2016

Many types of security technologies are currently in use, with biometrics being one of the latest and most cutting-edge forms that has been produced for mass application. Biometrics, while intriguing, is often broached with hesitation and poor understanding. Adopting Biometric Technology:...

State Fragility Around the World: Fractured Justice and Fierce Reprisal

Laurie A. Gould, Matthew Pate
February 24, 2016

Failed and fragile states often govern through the criminalization of otherwise inconsequential or tolerated acts. These weak states also frequently use kidnapping, murder, and other violent or oppressive tactics to maintain order and stay in power. State Fragility Around the World: Fractured...

Sensitive Security Information, Certified® (SSI) Body of Knowledge

American Board for Certification in Homeland Security
February 24, 2016

Sensitive security information (SSI) is a category of sensitive but unclassified information under the United States government's information sharing and control rules. SSI plays a crucial role in all types of security. It is information obtained in the conduct of security activities which, if...

New Developments in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures

Ronald J. Kendall, Steven M. Presley, Seshadri S. Ramkumar
February 17, 2016

A science-based text, New Developments in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures presents research that addresses the growing threat of chemical and biological terrorism as well as the need for improvements in the implementation of countermeasures. This new textbook building upon...

Emergency Action for Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents, Second Edition

D. Hank Ellison
February 01, 2016

Emergency Action for Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents, Second Edition is intended for the first responder to the scene of the release of a chemical or biological warfare agent. Formatted similarly to the Department of Transportation’s Emergency Response Guidebook and designed as a companion...

Introduction to Executive Protection, Third Edition

Dale L. June
December 01, 2015

At a time when personal security risks are on the rise internationally, Introduction to Executive Protection, Third Edition takes readers beyond "the wizard’s curtain" of fear, unawareness, and surprise to give them the tools to sharpen or renew their skills so those they are tasked with...

Hurricane Mitigation for the Built Environment

Ricardo A. Alvarez
November 24, 2015

"Alvarez drives home the point that for buildings and communities located in hurricane-prone regions, it is not a question of whether the area will be impacted, but when it will be impacted. The book makes a strong case for taking responsibility to understand the vulnerabilities of buildings and...

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