Physical Security & Emergency Management

The advent of the 21st century has brought with it a paradigm shift in approaches to physical security worldwide. In security management and homeland security, as well as in emergency management, mandates for securing people and property are constantly multiplying, leading to new organizations and infrastructures at every level, both public and private. These efforts both drive and depend on security techniques and technologies. Elsevier’s robust collection of physical security resources, such as our Butterworth-Heinemann imprint and our collaboration with the Security Executive Council, encompasses topics ranging from aviation security and crisis management to loss prevention and all-hazards risk mitigation.

Physical Security & Emergency Management

System Instinct

Recently Barack Obama gave a speech directly from his Oval Office. He had done this only twice before... Read more

Physical Security & Emergency Management

Commercial Security Economics: An Introduction

The bond between security and economics is rather obvious. Economy is an organism with an extremely bad immune... Read more

Physical Security & Emergency Management

Postdisaster Urban Recovery: 20 Years of Recovery of Kobe

A new book by Rajib Shaw, et al, Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia, is a pioneering reference... Read more

Physical Security & Emergency Management

Albany Club of Toronto Hosts Book Launch for Enterprise Risk Management

On February 25, the Albany Club of Toronto will host a book launch of Enterprise Risk Management:  A... Read more

Physical Security & Emergency Management; Psychology

Risk Tolerance

Our distant ancestors succeeded in surviving and in producing offspring despite facing difficult circumstances and many dangers. They... Read more

Physical Security & Emergency Management

The Future of the Safety Professional

Introduction There is a common acceptance these days that behavioural deviations are a major contributors of accidents. Few... Read more

Physical Security & Emergency Management

Passenger Aviation Security Layers

At the beginning of June 2015, news accounts indicated that in 67 of 70 covert tests of security... Read more

Physical Security & Emergency Management

Another Active Shooting Claims More Innocent Victims

On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, the untimely and brutal murders of 24 year old reporter Alison Parker and... Read more

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