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Handbook of Business Security

Handbook of Business Security

Keith Hearnden


The Handbook of Business Security is a step-by-step guide to identifying and dealing with the various security problems faced by business.

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About the book

Crime directed against business is a serious problem. It includes theft of property, fraud, embezzlement, burglary, criminal damage, bribery and corruption, terrorism, theft of corporate information, and other similar activities. Apart from having a disruptive effect on the running of a company, the results can be financially disastrous.

Few businesses can afford to employ security specialists to manage these risks for them. Moreover, most managers find it difficult to identify and assess the threats, and to select the appropriate countermeasures. Choosing the right technology and designing and implementing sensible controls often remain a problem even where the security risks are known.

The fully updated edition of The Handbook of Business Security is an authoritative, step-by-step guide to identifying and dealing with the various security problems faced by businesses. In The Handbook of Business Security, Keith Hearnden and Alec Moore cover all the essential topics, including: protecting company premises; office security; employee theft; computer security; fraud and other scams; CCTV and security technology; distribution and transport security; and other crucial issues.

The Handbook of Business Security will increase the awareness among companies of the security threats to their enterprises, and arm them with the practical skills needed to minimise these risks.


Probably the best overview I have seen - authoritative without being overly prescriptive. Excellent case studies too.
Dr David Holt, Chairman, JISC

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749429232
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 1st May 1999
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 235x155
  • 256 pages

About the Author

After 16 years in industry, Keith Hearnden pioneered postgraduate security and risk management education at Loughborough University, where he is now an external examiner. He is also an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the Scarman Centre for the Study of Public Order, Leicester University, and a former Honorary Secretary of the Joint Security Industry Council.

Alec Moore is Divisional Security Executive at Johnson Matthey PLC where he is responsible for setting group security policies, determining strategies and monitoring compliance.

Keith Hearnden