Counterterrorism Strategies for Corporations: The Ackerman Principles (Paperback)
The Ackerman Principles
Prometheus Books, 9781591026549, 328pp.
Publication Date: September 23, 2008
In this comprehensive overview, a distillation of his 46 years of experience in intelligence, military security, and, most of all, corporate security, Ackerman explores in depth the risks, direct and indirect, to multinational corporations from al Qaeda and its affiliates, and suggests practical countermeasures. Similarly, on the subjects of kidnapping and extortion, where his experience is unparalleled, he explores risks and suggests strategies for prevention and response. Several kidnapping and extortion cases in which he has been involved are described in dramatic detail.
Ackerman also comments in depth on the use of bodyguards and armored vehicles, two of the more controversial subjects in corporate security, and addresses in depth residential security. Again, arguments are buttressed with concrete examples drawn from Ackerman's long experience.
Like no other book on the market, this excellent resource is a must-read for corporate CEOs; CFOs; general counsel; executives charged with security, legal, human resources, risk management and travel management responsibilities; overseas travelers; business-school students; and, indeed, anyone concerned about terrorism.
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Praise For Counterterrorism Strategies for Corporations: The Ackerman Principles…
"Dick had the highest regard for Mike Ackerman’s ability to adapt skills learned at the CIA to problem-solving for American corporations navigating a troubled world. Counterterrorism Strategies for Corporations is a "good read" that discusses in unemotional terms the risks we all face. Dick would have loved it."
--Mrs. Richard Helms, wife of the late CIA director
"Mike Ackerman gives sage advice, distilled from decades of first-hand experiences, about how to negotiate with kidnappers and other terrorists—if you must."
--Howard Raiffa, Professor (emeritus), Harvard Business School