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The security manager has several roles within an organization. Identify and describe each of these roles. Discuss specifically how the security managers can influence the factors that tend to create liability for an organization. In your discussion, include how these factors can be minimized.

Introduction to Security Operations and Management (3rd Edition) P.J. Ortmeier

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According to Ortmeier, the Security Manager assumes 4 key responsibilities simultaneously:

Manager:

In the management capacity, the Security Manager will be integral in productivity, human resources, training, planning, and overall general management duties concerning security personnel. In addition, the Security Manager will have to manage the workforce security protocols and ensure that standards and methods of securing the workplace are up to date and adequate. Demands on employees, diversity in the workforce, and cultural changes are making workplace violence an increasing concern and this is the key factor in the Security Managers decision making process (Ortmeier, ...

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In the management capacity, the Security Manager will be integral in productivity, human resources, training, planning, and overall general management duties concerning security personnel. In addition, the Security Manager will have to manage the workforce security protocols and ensure that standards and methods of securing the workplace are up to date and adequate. Demands on employees, diversity in the workforce, and cultural changes are making workplace violence an increasing concern and this is the key factor in the Security Managers decision making process (Ortmeier, 2008).

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