Risk and Security Management: Protecting People and Sites Worldwide

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Learn to measure risk and develop a plan to protect employees and company interests by applying the advice and tools in Risk and Security Management: Protecting People and Sites Worldwide. In a world concerned with global terrorism, instability of emerging markets, and hazardous commercial operations, this book shines as a relevant and timely text with a plan you can easily apply to your organization. Find a series of strategic to granular level policies, systems, and concepts which identify and address risk, enabling business to occur in a manner which best protects you and your company.

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"Blyth has produced a comprehensive guide to the increasingly important issues of asset security and corporate risk management worldwide. Drawing on practical examples gathered over years of government and private sector experience, he provides tangible illustrations of the points made. An engaging and well-written text for security experts and other professionals tackling a specialized, yet broad-ranging subject. This book provided me with a fresh perspective on many issues that confront global organizations on a daily basis."
Joe Pugh, Head of European Project Management, Panasonic

"While we can never eliminate all risk, Blyth provides insight into effective mitigation strategy and risk management that can help you meet your company requirements. This book is a must-read for companies considering working in new areas or expanding operations—effectively leveraging the capabilities of security vendors to safeguard company operations, as well as the safety, welfare, and health of employees."
Timothy Bowen, Director of Global Investigations and Security, BearingPoint, Inc.

"A handbook for companies pursuing business opportunities in challenging, high-risk environments. Mike blends smart security risk management with company objectives to ensure the protection of life, assets, and reputation, supporting business success and continuity. This book is a great read and should be part of every security professional's library."
Glenn McLea, Corporate Security Director, Parsons Corporation

"An excellent book . . . exploding some of the myths surrounding the security industry. Mike articulates extremely well the complexity of operating in challenging environments with limited resources and commercial drivers. He highlights the key strategic and operational drivers that enable tactical success—organizational convergence, risk identification, contingency planning, and ultimately a robust crisis-management methodology, coupled with good business sense."
Matt Bray, Head of Business Continuity, BAA Heathrow

"This book is a most interesting read and of immense value to both the practitioner and those in leadership roles who require an extensive knowledge of risk and security management. I strongly recommend this book to all security practitioners and consultants as an excellent repository of risk and security management know-how."
Tom Mulhall, Director of Security Programmes, Loughborough University

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Risk and Security Management

Protecting People and Sites Worldwide

Whether companies face challenges supporting USAID programs in Pakistan or Kosovo; seek to conduct health projects for DFID in Nigeria or Sudan; support reconstruction, development, or hydrocarbon initiatives in Afghanistan and Iraq; operate commercial enterprises in crime-ridden regions of Mexico and Kazakhstan; or are entering new and uncertain market regions such as Libya, Risk and Security Management: Protecting People and Sites Worldwide presents security experts and other professionals with guidance in understanding how risk management and security services can best be used to enable businesses to flow seamlessly and productively, even under the most challenging conditions.

Informed by the author's eighteen years of professional experience in this arena, Risk and Security Management reveals the fundamentals of risk consultancy and security management for the domestic and global security professional. It offers the essential tools needed to assess risk and manage security services for a company.

Filled with concepts, frameworks, and observations to make for more efficient and effective risk and security management, this practical book:

  • Captures how companies and their vendors can develop relationships, understanding, and quality assurance to better support the management of risk

  • Provides a premise for understanding business activities, which can then be placed into a risk management and security services context

  • Supports both companies and vendors in maximizing organic resources

  • Presents a framework for ensuring that business continuity is achieved through the protection of people, resources, and reputation

  • Discusses insights into the scope of risk that many companies face in varying degrees

  • Explains the unique service of risk consulting

  • Demonstrates how the alignment of business and security project management is critical for activities to succeed within any business environment

As corporations seek to grow and increase value, they move into areas of the world that are considered perilous or uncertain, requiring guidance on recognizing the various risks involved with a new business enterprise, as well as how to secure their physical space and personnel. Risk and Security Management provides that guidance.

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