Security Management Term Paper by Nicky

A look at the best practices in security management.
# 150735 | 884 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2012 | US
Published on Apr 01, 2012 in Business (Administration) , Military (General)

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This paper provides a review of best practices in security management, discovering that business acumen is more important than security skills in determining security priorities. First, the paper points out the importance of security managers understanding business management. It then discusses risk management and assessment of internal practices and procedures. Additionally, the paper notes the significance of regulatory compliance in security practices. Finally, the paper addresses how security managers must be capable of invoking change when things simply aren't working the way they should. The paper concludes by stating that security priorities are determined by business needs, the potential business impact of security violations, and the risk associated with business activities.

From the Paper:

"When determining the risks to which a business is exposed, the security manager needs to evaluate internal practices and procedures, physical risk to premises and external risks (The role of the security manager). Assessment of internal practices and procedures encompasses all business activities - from the recruitment and training of employees and the receipt of trading materials, through internal processes to the disposal of what is produced and the payment for the product or service. To assess physical risks, the security manager must examine detailed property plans and perform site visits to determine all access points and if they are secure. Identification of external risks depends of the location and structure of the business premises, the type of business, its neighbors, and company-specific risks.
"Security managers must also pay attention to regulatory compliance with voluntary, self-regulation, and statutory considerations (Options for the development of the security industry). Voluntary regulation is self-imposed and may include the establishment of a professional regulatory body. Self-regulation occurs where the regulated profession has a majority on the regulating body..."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Options for the development of the security industry. Security Management Bulletin No: 2. The Security Institute.
  • Organizational resilience: Security, preparedness, and continuity management systems - requirements with guidance for use (2009, March 12). American National Standards Institute, Inc.
  • Professional practices for security managers seeking to improve security within their organizations (2004). Security Business Practices Reference, Volume 7. ASIS Council on Business Practices.
  • Professional practices for security managers seeking to improve security within their organizations (2005). Security Business Practices Reference, Volume 6. ASIS Council on Business Practices.
  • Rachel Briggs, R. and Edwards, C. The business of resilience. DEMOS.

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