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NCJ Number: 118905 Find in a Library
Title: Utility Security Operations Management for Gas, Water, Electric and Nuclear Utilities
Author(s): C E Higgins
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 438
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN 0-398-05576-9
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Security management, policies, and operations at gas, water, electric, and nuclear facilities are reviewed.
Abstract: Oriented toward senior managers responsible for security, the book concentrates on daily operations required for running a secure utilities organization. Security management is defined as the art of establishing security programs and then supervising those programs. Part one of the book focuses on such aspects of utility industry security as budgeting, cost-benefit analysis, staffing and administration, the maintenance of statistics, investigations, guard operations, threat analysis, vulnerability-risk analysis, industrial emergency plans, security plans, fire protection, theft of services, liquid natural gas security, and the conduct of security surveys. Part two presents security policies, standards, and procedures that can be used to establish a corporate security policy manual. The development of a corporate security manual is necessary to standardize security and to insure that security is implemented equally at all utility locations. Such a manual also helps establish uniform security practices. Part three is intended to assist management personnel responsible for nuclear security. Fundamentals of nuclear security are discussed, as well as technical details of nuclear regulations. Part four contains appendixes and formats that can be used to develop utility security programs. The glossary in this section is intended to standardize terms used in security management of the utility industry. References and figures.
Main Term(s): Industrial security
Index Term(s): Nuclear facility security; Security management; Security standards
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