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Private Security

The private security industry is one of the main providers of protection to people and property throughout the world. Private security encompasses a vast array of services and has a number of core components, which include physical security, personnel security, cyber or information systems security, investigations, loss prevention, risk management, emergency management, ­counterterrorism, intellectual property security, security architecture, executive protection, crime prevention, alarm system installation and monitoring, and workplace violence prevention. The American Society for Industrial Security International, the largest organization of private security professionals in the United States, broadly views private security as a nongovernmental approach to the protection of people, property, and an organization’s assets. The private security industry plays a vital role in securing business and critical infrastructure from risks that are ...

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