Daniel Pink, Erik Qualman, Amanda Ripley, and Nadja West headline the keynote lineup for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2021, taking place 27-29 September in-person at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL and online via the GSX digital platform. The GSX education lineup, addressing the most pressing security challenges, kicks off with the launch of the GSX digital platform on Wednesday 15 September.
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To keep pace with the ever-evolving security industry, ASIS International has released an update to the Protection of Assets (POA) reference set. ASIS members can enjoy a discount of $200 off the list price and free global shipping on the softcover bundle. Learn more about the new POA
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has had a major impact on the security and business continuity of organizations around the globe. In light of the outbreak, ASIS has curated useful resources for security professionals.
Worries over workplace safety in the COVID-19 era, as well as concerns about the impacts of business closings, plant shutdowns and mandatory stay-at-home orders, spawned more than 2,000 lawsuits from January 2020 through March 2021.
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Certified Protection Professional (CPPⓇ)
The Certified Protection Professional (CPP) is considered the "gold standard" for security management professionals. This certification validates your knowledge in all areas of security management. Eligibility requirements include 5-7 years of security experience and 3 years in responsible charge of a security function.
Associate Protection Professional (APP)
The Associate Protection Professional (APP) designation provides the first "rung" on the security manager's career ladder. It is for those with 1-3 years of security management experience and measures the professional’s knowledge of security management fundamentals, business operations, risk management, and response management.
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The Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) certification provides demonstrable proof of an individual's knowledge and experience in case management, evidence collection, and preparation of reports and testimony to substantiate findings. Requirements include 3-5 years of investigations experience, with at least two years in case management.
Physical Security Professional (PSPⓇ)
The Physical Security Professional (PSP) demonstrates your knowledge in physical security assessments, application, design, and integration of physical security systems, and implementation of security measures. Eligibility requirements include 3-5 years of experience in the physical security field.
Kevin Smith transitioned into a security management career after seven years in law enforcement. Now an enterprise security specialist for a utilities provider in Colorado, he finds himself drawn to the security function’s ability to create positive outcomes for an organization—from top to bottom.
“Part of the value of becoming certified is the invaluable knowledge you gain from your study and preparations. My organization supported me in pursuing my certifications because they understand the value this knowledge brings to the organization.”
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Elevating the Security Function to Influence Organizational Success
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Open Intelligence and the Evolving Threat
By Mark Ashford
The role of open-source intelligence (OSINT) within physical security management may be an overlooked aspect in the suite of conventional security practices.
In threat assessments, we may unfairly favor confidential, closely held sources of information that appear to give us an inside track on a threat. But as recent examples highlight, adversaries can be very open about their intentions and objectives, often using social media or other public forums to post about future actions. Focusing on insider information instead of sources that are openly available to all can blind us to the obvious.
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Also In This Issue
▪ A Pandemic Pivot: Organized Crime Finds a Way to Thrive in the New Abnormal
▪ Rebuilding Trust After Misinformation Maladies
▪ Securing America’s National Pastime
▪ Making the Most of Mentorship
▪ Infographic: Hate Crimes Against AAPI Continue to Rise
▪ U.S. Government Plays Cyber Catch-Up