Executive's Guide to Personal Security

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 22, 2020 - Business & Economics - 256 pages

The proven safety tips and techniques for corporate executives, revised and updated

The revised and updated second edition of Executive's Guide to Personal Security, 2nd Edition offers a strategic handbook for ensuring safety for executives, their employees, and their corporate assets. The book’s lessons outline the basic rules of personal security; it shows how to recognize and prepare for the real threats faced by executives and ordinary individuals in today’s often hostile world. It is filled with the necessary knowledge that can empower executives to face these threats and deal with them successfully. The methods outlined herein, formerly reserved for security professionals and government employees, are made available to the reader. Executive's Guide to Personal Security will teach you situational awareness which allows you to identify potential dangers before they become serious threats. You will learn how to analyze risks, prepare for emergencies, travel safely, and utilize counter-surveillance techniques to enable you to recognize if you are being followed or targeted. You will gain an understanding of the threats to both personal safety and corporate assets and understand how to implement the appropriate counter-measures to deal with those perceived threats.

With Executive’s Guide to Personal Security, you can learn to take necessary actions to reduce your chances of becoming a target and discover how to make yourself less vulnerable. Written by two seasoned security experts, the lessons presented can be used by those in the business world as well as anyone who would like to feel more secure, including those traveling to foreign countries and individuals studying abroad. New to the second edition is:

  • Information for responding to an active shooter incident
  • Enhanced details for protecting IP and computers and smart phones
  • Strategies for planning for emergencies at home and the office
  • Approaches to safety that meet the challenges of today’s world

Executive's Guide to Personal Security, 2nd Edition is the comprehensive book that contains information on physical security, principles of route selection, technical security systems, hostage situations, emergency planning, hotel and room selection, armored products, communications, bomb threats, evacuations, and local criminal hazards.


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Developing a Security Mindset
Planning for Emergencies in the Office
k Chapter 3 Receipt of Suspicious Mail and Packages and k Bomb Threats
Violence in the Workplace
Surviving an Active Shooter Incident
Personal and Business Travel Security
Travel to HighRisk Areas
Hijacking and Hostage Survival
The Executive Perspective
Executive Protection
Running a Successful Security Business Function
Breaking into a Security Career in the Private Sector
Carrying a Firearm for Personal Protection

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About the author (2020)

DAVID S. KATZ is a former senior Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and is the CEO of Global Security Group, a company providing protective and investigative services, fire and life safety consulting, and highly specialized training for private sector and governmental clients. David is an internationally recognized expert in Active Shooter Response and Prevention.

ILAN CASPI is a business executive, a former member of the Israeli General Security Agency, the Israeli Diplomatic Security Service, EL AL Airline, and the Israeli Air Force. He is an expert in executive protection, threat assessments, and developing comprehensive security protocols for international organizations. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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