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ASIS International Releases Book on Executive Protection

Alexandria, Va 2009-09-03

ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security management professionals worldwide, has released a new book titled “Executive Protection:  Rising to the Challenge,” by Robert L. Oatman, CPP.  

Executive protection—the task of keeping key personnel safe from intentional and unintentional harm—is a widespread, recognized specialty in the security field. The purpose of EP is to safe-guard people who face an above-average level of risk or whose security is especially important to an organization. This new book focuses mainly on the protection of corporate executives, but also addresses protective service for wealthy individuals (and, of course, those two categories often overlap), as well as low-key government details for federal judges or cabinet members.

Typically, EP is performed by corporate employees for a corporation’s top tier of executives, by outside contractors or by a combination of EP professionals.

Author Robert Oatman is one of this country’s preeminent providers of executive protection.  His skills were developed through both operational and command-level training with the U.S. Secret Service. In 1989, Oatman founded R. L. Oatman & Associates, Inc., which specializes in executive protection operations and training for the private sector.  The firm, based in Towson, Md., provides protective service consulting to much of corporate America.  R.L. Oatman & Associates, Inc., has performed executive protection risk assessments for dozens of Fortune 500 companies and private families in the United States. 

This 240-page hardcover book will be of interest to security directors/chief security officers who oversee (or perhaps should develop) EP programs in their organizations; EP specialists who wish to boost their knowledge so they can perform their work more effectively; and security, law enforcement, and other personnel who may wish to consider entering the specialty of EP.

“Executive Protection: Rising to the Challenge” is available to ASIS members for $27 and to nonmembers for $38, if ordered before Sept. 17.  After Sept. 17, the cost will be $34 for members and $48 for nonmembers.  

Order this book (item #1859) from the ASIS Bookstore.   

The ASIS Bookstore offers a comprehensive collection of resources for the security practitioner and features must-have content from more than 60 publishers of security-related books, guides, manuals, CDs, DVDs and more. The ASIS Bookstore regularly provides peer-reviewed quality content across the spectrum of its offerings, and by keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in the security profession. Order online or by calling +1.412.741.1495.

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ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 37,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s No. 1 magazine—Security Management—ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.