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; 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

Physical Security & Emergency Management

Maritime Transportation Security: A Unique Challenge

Efforts to secure the maritime sector – including seaports and inland ports, and the vessels that service them... Read more

Physical Security & Emergency Management

Active Shooter: Preparing for and Responding to a Growing Threat

The recent shooting of a news reporter and cameraman in Virginia continues the deadly upward trend of senseless... Read more

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How to Become a Humanitarian Aid Worker

Between the two of us, we have been engaged in humanitarian work for over 35 years.  We often... Read more

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Land Transportation Security

July 7th was the 10th anniversary of the 2005 terrorist bombings of the London mass transit system that... Read more

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