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ASIS Foundation Report Helps Security Managers Plan for Change

New report provides security managers’ perspectives on future demographic, crime and technology trends

Alexandria, Va. 2008-12-12
The ASIS Foundation has released “Planning for Change: Security Managers’ Perspectives on Future Demographic, Crime and Technology Trends,” a report that analyzes future demographic, crime and technology trends in the United States and summarizes how experts anticipate these changes will influence security over the next five to 10 years. In addition, the report offers practical recommendations security managers can adopt now to address these anticipated trends.
The ASIS Foundation contracted the Urban Institute, a non-profit, non-partisan social policy and economic research organization, to forecast demographic and crime trends and to provide guidance for the emerging security challenges that may arise from such predictions. The resulting 50-page report predicts that the U.S. security industry will face many challenges, including an aging workforce, an increasingly diverse population and a growth in high-tech crimes. Click here to download the free PDF. 
The report is divided into three sections by key topic areas: demographic challenges, crime trends and technology. The final section addresses issues that surfaced during a series of roundtable discussions with dozens of security industry experts representing the banking, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, retail and transportation sectors. While this publication is tailored to security managers, it will also be useful to a wide array of personnel, including public-sector employees and law enforcement.
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About the ASIS Foundation
The ASIS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, provides funding and manages endowments for academic, strategic and professional development activities. Support for the Foundation is achieved through financial contributions from individuals, chapters and companies with an interest in the security industry. The Foundation advances industry education and research by developing academic programs; producing special industry reports and research; recognizing security-related advancements and achievements; managing endowments for chapters and regions; and encouraging continuing education.

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ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 36,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s No. 1 magazine—Security Management—ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.