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Security Careers, Third Edition

Security Careers, Third Edition

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Security Careers: Skills, Compensation, and Career Paths (Third Edition)
The third edition of Security Careers is the authoritative reference for current job descriptions and pay practices of security, compliance, and ethics occupations. The job descriptions and compensation ranges in this report are drawn from research from the Foushée Group, which has been conducting this research since 1980. Security Careers includes more than 75 job descriptions for security-related positions, which range from the entry-level security guard to the top global corporate executive. It also provides four years of compensation trend data to give a thorough understanding of competitive pay practices across the industry. This book can be used by anyone who manages security personnel or by security professionals who want to develop their careers. Security Careers is a part of Elsevier’s Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio, a collection of real world solutions and "how-to" guidelines that equip executives, practitioners, and educators with proven information for successful security and risk management programs.


The book's 75 job descriptions run the gamut of security industry positions, including:
  • Global Security Executive
  • Threat Analyst
  • Computer and Information Security Director
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Investigator
  • Emergency Preparedness Specialist
  • Business Unit Security Manager
  • Physical Security Systems Specialist
  • Compliance and Ethics Executive

“Security Careers” provides detailed job descriptions to help security professionals in hiring and staffing. Human resources and compensation personnel can use the book to validate pay structures for standardized job descriptions and paths. Career counselors and outplacement personnel can use it to advise candidates on viable and rewarding careers. All these groups need access to a definitive source on the security career market. Now they have one.

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  • Seventy-five security job descriptions and career paths.
  • What are the compensation trends for each job description?
  • How to get the best compensation for your staff – and yourself.
  • Comprehensive listing of certifications, member organizations and job posting resources.

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  • Model: SEC339-SC09
  • Manufactured by: The Security Executive Council

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