Meet the Editor: Tom Stover

By: , Posted on: April 24, 2015

Tom StoverIn recent weeks, I’ve been fortunate enough to attend two security-related conferences, ISC West in Las Vegas, and ASIS NYC in New York City. I met some amazing, energetic security professionals during these trips, and both visits underscored just how important this industry is to just about anything we do in our daily lives. As one of our authors recently told me, without security, creativity cannot exist. To that end, I’m excited for our lineup of security titles publishing this year, and hope they will contribute to this effort for years to come!

Speaking of lineup, baseball season is finally in full swing (which makes this Mets fan happy), and we at Butterworth-Heinemann are ready to put our roster of books up against anyone! Leading the way are MVP candidates, the Process of Investigation by Chuck Sennewald and John Tsukayama, and Tony York and Bruce MacAlister’s sixth edition of Hospital and Healthcare Security. The fourth edition of Process of Investigation teaches the fundamentals of the investigative process, including a new chapter on discrimination investigations. Hospital and Healthcare Security adds to its successful career with new chapters on data security and patient privacy, patient-generated violence, and emergency preparedness and management.

Chuck Sennewald doubles up the competition this season, pairing with Curtis Baillie for the sixth edition of Effective Security Management, teaching security professionals how to build their careers by mastering the fundamentals of good management. Cagey veteran power hitter Jerry Kovacich’s third edition of The Information Systems Security Officer’s Guide features a full slate of updated chapters to reflect the latest technological changes and advances in countering the latest information security threats and risks.

Robert McCrie’s third edition of Security Operations Management will continue to produce with runners in scoring position, providing the seminal reference on corporate security management operations for today’s security management professionals and students. Sandi Davies and IFPO will serve as the ace of our deep staff, utilizing a wide variety of pitches with the fourth edition of Security Supervision and Management to fill the training needs for security professionals who want to move into supervisory or managerial positions.

Adding to our proven, championship lineup is a long list of rookie of the year candidates, each featuring a wide variety of skills to produce runs, win gold gloves, and strike out the best the competition has to offer. Already making a big-league impact are Marko Cabric (Corporate Security Management), Bruce Wimmer (Business Espionage), Bradley Wayland (Emergency Preparedness for Business Professionals), and Jennie McLamb (Keeping Religious Institutions Secure).

Throughout the rest of the year, we’ll be calling up a slew of first-year talent, including George Loukas (Cyber-Physical Attacks), Phil Green (Risk Management), Eddie Sorrells (Security Litigation), Kevin Doss & Charles Shepherd (Active Shooter), James Turner & Michael Gelles (Insider Threat), Greg Allen & Rachel Derr (Threat Assessment and Risk Analysis), Allen Sondej (Security Policies), Randy Ferris & Dan Murphy (Workplace Safety), Roland Cloutier (Becoming a Global Chief Security Executive Officer), and Kevin Carney (Securing the Outdoor Construction Site).

This is one winning team! Do you think you have the talent to join our squad? If so, I’d be excited to speak with you, just email your idea to me at Or, feel free to follow us all season long on twitter (@Security_BH; @TomTheEditor). We at Butterworth-Heinemann look forward to serving you!

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