The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook

The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook

Strategic Guidance for A Coordinated Approach to Effective Security and Emergency Management

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Featuring a foreword by Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of Homeland Security, The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook, 2e is the one-stop guide for any professional or student involved in counterterrorism, homeland security, business continuity, or disaster risk management.

This indispensable book provides government officials, corporate risk managers, business and security executives, first responders, and all homeland security and emergency prepared-ness professionals with a wide-ranging and definitive overview of critical homeland security issues. The handbook addresses virtually every aspect of homeland security, including terrorism motivated by radical Islamist extremism; transportation and infrastructure protection; community and business resilience; intelligence and information; and the roles of business, academia, science, and the private sector in confronting terrorism and natural disasters.

Enriched with the insight and knowledge of renowned national and international experts—from senators and captains of industry to key figures in intelligence, military affairs, diplomacy, international organizations, and academia—this peerless guide offers prescriptive strategies and guidance to help security professionals more effectively manage the risk of terrorism and prepare for and respond to natural disasters.

Conveniently organized into thematic sections, The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook covers:

  • Terrorist and Criminal Threats
  • Policy, Governance, and Legal Responses
  • Interoperability, Information Sharing, and Collaboration
  • Risk Management, Decision Making, and Communication
  • Protecting Critical Infrastructure
  • Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management
  • Private Sector Security and Resilience
  • Thinking, Education, and Training
  • Science and Technology
  • Civil Liberties and Other Legal Issues
  • International Challenges and Approaches

The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook synthesizes the latest information with unmatched scope and detail and discusses what governments, businesses, and citizens must do to manage the risk of disasters and counter evolving threats.

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2012
Edition: 2nd ed., revised and updated
ISBN: 9780071790840
Characteristics: xxxiv,1437 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Kamien, David G.
Chertoff, Michael 1953-


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