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School Security: Beyond the Headlines @ GSX 2018

Experts from the ASIS International School Safety and Security Council discuss active shooter and the conditions that can lead to these acts of violence; soft target hardening; technology and procurement assessment; and the use of data and analytics in prevention. Panelists look to provide clear and concise recommendations for school security stakeholders to take back and discuss within their districts to implement positive changes.

Member Interviews

Today's Predictions for Tomorrow's Internet

Smart cities, connected devices, digitized records, as well as smart cars and homes have become a new reality. While there are tremendous benefits of this technology, it is critical to understand how to use these cutting-edge innovations in safe and secure ways.

Protecting Critical Infrastructure

For Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, we spoke with Brian Harrell, Vice President of Security, Alert Enterprise and Former Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection for NERC, where he started the biennial GridEx testing program.


Summary of New COVID-19 Stimulus Law “Phase 3”

On 27 March, President Trump enacted H.R. 748, known as “Phase 3,” to provide economic relief to critical American industries and government operations impacted by COVID-19. This summary addresses key provisions that impact the work of SIA and ASIS members in the U.S.

The FBI’s Investigative Role in Intellectual Property Rights Crimes

Intellectual Property (IP) driven industries significantly contribute to the U.S. economy and drive innovation, growth, and competition. Because of IP’s value, various actors—including individuals, criminal organizations, and nation-state competitors—exploit IP as a direct source of profit, to fund other illegal activity, or as a source of economic advantage. The FBI invests a significant amount of time collaborating with the private sector to address IP crime.

GSX Learnings: DHS on Preparing for the Growing Drone Threat

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Infrastructure Security Division has established a strategic partnership approach to securing the nation’s critical infrastructure. Brian Harrell, the Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security, discussed at GSX 2019 CISA’s specific collaborative efforts with industry and community partners, and how their organization helps secure critical infrastructure and civilians.

Maintaining an ASIS Certification

Like all accredited professional certification programs, ASIS requires individuals to keep current—by earning 60 continuing professional education (CPE) credits every three years, or the certification will expire. There are several ways to earn CPEs, flexible to suit your own unique schedule and needs.


December 2019 Bonus: The State of Security Convergence

Explore the difference between integration and convergence; learn about holistic security strategies, budgets, and leadership; and examine the current state of security convergence across industries and organization size with host Chuck Harold and former ASIS Chief Global Knowledge Officer Michael Gips, CPP, as they discuss the findings of the ASIS Foundation report The State of Security Convergence in the United States, Europe, and India, sponsored by AlertEnterprise.

December 2019: The Effects of Social Media on Bullying and Hospitality Security

Dr. Amanda Nickerson explains the power imbalance behind bullying and how social media has complicated bullying prevention and response. Social media is also strongly impacting the hospitality industry—both for the guest experience and for security. Kelly Klatt, CPP, explains how security professionals are leveraging social media for investigations, situational awareness, and reputation management.

October 2019: Designing Security with CPTED, Plus Entertainment Security

How does the new screening center at the Washington Monument enable security without compromising visitors’ experiences? Jill Cavanaugh of Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners in Washington D.C. breaks it down. Plus, Stevan Bernard and SM Highlights host Chuck Harold discuss the state of security in the entertainment industry—from piracy to location risk assessments to talent protection.