Protection of Assets (POA) is intended for a security professional to find current, accurate, and practical treatment of the broad range of asset protection subjects, strategies, and solutions in a single source.
The need for such a comprehensive resource is quite widespread according to the editors, writers, and many professional colleagues whose advice has been sought in compiling this text. The growing size and frequency of all forms of asset losses, coupled with the related increasing cost and complexity of countermeasures selection, demand a systematic and unified presentation of protection doctrine in all relevant areas, as well as standards and specifications as they are issued. Of course, it would be presumptuous to assume that any small group of authors could present such material unaided. It is, therefore, a fundamental objective of Protection of Assets to draw upon as large a qualified source base as can be developed. The writers, peer reviewers, and editors attempt to distill from the available data, common or recurrent characteristics, trends, and other factors, which identify or signal valid protection strategies. The objective is to provide a source document where information on any protection problem can be obtained.
Protection of Assets is intended for a wide readership: all security professionals and business managers with asset protection responsibility. The coherent discussion and pertinent reference material in each subject area should help the reader conduct unique research that is effective and organized. Of particular significance are the various forms, matrices, and checklists that give the reader a practical start toward application of the security theory to his or her own situation. POA also serves as a central reference for students pursuing a program in security or asset protection.