"Professor Burns has captured the essence of transportation
security, one of today's most pressing concerns. As the rate of
globalization and world trade increases, security and supply chain
resilience are at the core of one's global transportation network.
This is a timely and well written contribution to the industry."
-John A. Moseley, Senior Director of Trade Development, Port of
Houston Authority "...a clear and concise book detailing the issues
of security in today's post-9/11 era. An invaluable read for those
working within the transport and security industries." -Steven
Neuendorff, Head of Americas, HANSA HEAVY LIFT Americas, Inc.
Examining sea, land, and air transportation systems and linkages,
Logistics and Transportation Security: A Strategic, Tactical, and
Operational Guide to Resilience provides thorough coverage of
transportation security. Its topics include hazardous material
handling, securing transportation networks, logistics essentials,
supply chain security, risk assessment, the regulatory framework,
strategic planning, and innovation through technology. This book is
not a prescriptive how-to manual. It begins with a discussion of
the differences between safety and security before advancing
through a developmental learning curve encompassing a wide range of
subjects. It discusses global threats such as terrorism and piracy
as well as current regulatory mandates and technological
applications, including the latest threat to logistics security,
cyber-attack. The book also examines the benefits of synergy
between the public and private sectors, using a number of case
studies and interviews to illustrate increasing collaboration and
benefits. It assists a broad range of transportation professionals,
security professionals, logistics outfits, and policy makers with
assessing the benefits of proactive security measures and with
verifying security-associated risks and consequences.