Mary Lynn Garcia, one of America’s most knowledgeable experts on physical protection systems, has thoroughly updated her classic 2001 book with new material and information on technical advances in security engineering, a field she helped to establish. Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems: Second Edition, covers new threat capabilities, including weapons of mass destruction and hate crime groups in the U.S. All the technology chapters have been reviewed and updated, particularly the sections on emerging entry control and exterior intrusion sensor technologies.
References to Vulnerability Assessment of Physical Protection Systems link the two volumes at a high level. A new chapter on the challenges of executive protection, transportation systems, and cyber security threats was added; the material on threat definition and neutralization was extensively updated, and complete coverage of the major changes to incident response handling is examined.
Reviewed in Security Management