Port Security Management

The evolution of security in the maritime sector in light of the increased threat of terrorism is explored in this book. A framework is provided for understanding the pivotal role of security personnel in coordinating the interests of port users. Issues related to the growth of multiuse port facilities and external business, as well as commercial interests in those ports is explored. The complex role of technology in security, especially as related to convergence with business processes and computer and information security, is examined. Real-world examples from various international ports are presented in order to illustrate concepts in practice globally. A historical and organizational perspective on maritime and port security is presented at the beginning of the book. The management of risk assessment is then discussed, presenting it within the context of maritime and port environments' unique vulnerabilities. The important relationships between risk analysis, facility security planning, and coordination among port stakeholders - including the public and private sector businesses - are key to understanding the crucial role of security managers, security personnel, and law enforcement in ensuring the safety and security of port users and their interests, as is explained here. Ground-level issues, tasks, and responsibilities that must be managed by the security manager in conjunction with the port director and federal and local law enforcement agencies are addressed. The growth of multiuse port facilities for recreation, hospitality, and external business and commercial interests is explored by the author, and perspectives are offered on the role of technology in security. Finally, the need to develop contingency and emergency operations plans and to work effectively with federal, state, local, and private enterprises in coordinating both routine and emergency response mechanisms is explored.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 336p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01528506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781420068931
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2014 12:13PM