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Protecting Soft Targets from Active Shooters

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$49 Member Price
$79 Nonmember Price

Sponsored by the School Safety and Security Council

Now available on demand | Earn up to 1 CPE CREDIT  | $0 cost for Webinar Subscribers

Soft targets pose many challenges to the security professional. Understanding there isn’t one answer, but a series of answers to the problem, is a critical first step. This webinar will take a fresh approach to the topic of soft target hardening based on the current environment and explore emergent threats and hardening tactics. Through case studies of soft target attacks, participants will learn about the vulnerabilities of soft targets, the motivation and capabilities of the actors most likely to strike soft targets, the current threat against soft targets, and CPTED and other hardening tactics. Participants will gain the skills to assess soft targets in their communities and develop a tailored action plan for hardening the facility.

 Participants will be able to:

  • Define soft targets
  • Explain motivation to attack soft targets
  • Apply hardening tactics



Dr. Jennifer Hesterman, Vice President, Business Resiliency and Education Services, Watermark Risk Management International

Dr. Jennifer Hesterman, Vice President, Business Resiliency and Education Services, Watermark Risk Management International, conducts soft target hardening assessments, exercises, and training for Fortune 100 companies, Major League Baseball, and others. A retired Air Force colonel who served in three Pentagon tours, Jennifer holds a doctoral degree from Benedictine University, Master of Science degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Air University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University. Her book, Soft Target Hardening: Protecting People from Attack, was the ASIS Security Book of the Year for 2015.

Lawrence J. Fennelly, President/Senior Consultant, Litigation Consultants

Lawrence J. Fennelly is President/Senior Consultant for Litigation Consultants. His career in security has spanned over four decades and has focused on crime prevention and loss prevention. He is retired from the Harvard University Police Department, and then went to work for corporate America for several years. Larry has written/edited over 30 books in the fields of crime prevention and physical security. He is a past chair of the Crime Prevention & Loss Prevention Council, is active on the School Safety & Security Council, and is a member of the IFPO Board of Directors.

Marianna Perry, Safety and Security Consultant

Marianna Perry, a safety and security consultant, has 35+ years of progressive experience in law enforcement, physical security, safety, and loss control. Marianna received her B.A. Degree from Bellarmine University and her Master’s Degree from Eastern Kentucky University. A former trooper and detective with the Kentucky State Police, Marianna was also the Director of the National Crime Prevention Institute (NCPI) at the University of Louisville. She is a member of the ASIS International School Safety and Security Council and is a frequent presenter at the ASIS annual conference.

Webinar Subscription

Gain access to all live and on-demand webinars for 2021—a minimum of 20 CPE-accredited programs on topics such as active shooter, ESRM, workplace violence, DE&I, and business continuity—PLUS the complete 2020 on-demand catalog for one low subscription fee. With content delivered by security experts who have proven expertise in their field, ASIS webinar content is relevant to the work you do as a practitioner every day. Build your security knowledge—or enable team training—by staying informed, efficiently and affordably. 

$149 member | $199 nonmember


Cancellation and Transfer Policy

For a full refund or transfer credit, written requests must be received by ASIS at least three business days before the start date of the program. Those received less than three days prior will be charged a $25 cancellation/transfer fee.

Transfers will be limited to a maximum of two per original registration. No refunds or transfers are made for requests received on or after the start date. Contact us or fax your request to ASIS Member Services at +1.703.519.6298.

Please note that online subscriptions and downloadable products are nonrefundable, nontransferable.