Book Series Offers Investigations Guidance to Non-Security Professionals

April 27, 2007, Framingham, MA—The Security Executive Council (SEC) founded by CSO magazine (formerly the CSO Executive Council) offers business professionals a set of guidebooks to help them perform an effective role in investigations of workplace misconduct.

When allegations of inappropriate behavior surface, the first corporate representatives notified are often not security professionals. In these cases, the responding personnel may find themselves in the unfamiliar territory of assisting in or even executing an investigation. The Response to Misconduct Allegations series by John D. Thompson provides practical guidance to non-security professionals who must play a role in investigations of inappropriate workplace behavior.

Each of the five books focuses on one professional category: audit, human resources, compliance, IT security, and facilities and building management. Each book is a step-by-step, easy-to-follow guide that includes checklist tools and real-life examples of what that professional should do—and should not do—when initiating and conducting investigations.

A nationally recognized expert in the area of corporate security legal risks and employment law, John D. Thompson has served as a consultant on workplace violence, legal issues training, litigation services and related security problems to numerous Fortune 500 and smaller companies, as well as federal, state and local governments.

The Compliance Response to Misconduct Allegations, The Human Resources Response to Misconduct Allegations, The Audit Response to Misconduct Allegations, The IT Security Response to Misconduct Allegations, and The Facilities & Building Management Response to Misconduct Allegations are now available in the Security Executive Council online store.

About the Security Executive Council
The Security Executive Council, founded by CSO magazine, is an international professional membership organization for leading senior security executives spanning all industries, both the public and private sectors, and the globe. Its members seek innovative issue solutions and documentation of model core security programs. The council uses professional staff and a distinguished faculty of former CSOs and content experts to develop strategic services and products for the entire membership. Its vision is to deliver cost-effective solutions that are unavailable from any other source.

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