Proactive Security Administration presents the current theory and practice of security operations in both the public and private sectors. Organizations must implement a comprehensive strategic plan for security operations in order to survive and thrive in the competitive global economy. This text presents security as policies, operations and resources directed to the protection of assets and clients. The impact of the 9/11 attacks on public and private security is an important focus of the text. As well, the influence of technology on security in relation to protection and threat assessment is an important focus. Accordingly, homeland security, cybercrime and internet security, digital protection systems, and internal and external fraud are examined. Model policies and procedures are presented throughout the book, as well as a number of case problems that may be used for in-class exercises.
Unlike other texts, Proactive Security Administration focuses on needs and services and less on whether security is provided by the public police or a private security company. The reality is that many public police departments and investigative services have state powers directed for security protection and investigation of crimes related to certain governmental services.