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Member Interviews

Business Espionage in the Supply Chain

Are you protecting your intellectual property along the supply chain? James Acevedo, CPP, from the ASIS Supply Chain & Transportation Security Community, explains how IP is targeted in development and transit and how organizations can better identify security lapses—both physical and cyber—through in-depth due diligence.


Frankenstein Fraud—and 6 Tips to Combat It

Isaac Trask, member of ASIS International's Banking and Financial Services Community’s Steering Committee Member and Chair of the Fraud Sub-Committee, shares his insights on how organizations can minimize both the threat and potential losses of Frankenstein Fraud.

Managing Civil Unrest | Mangesh Sawant

In February, Mangesh Sawant, Senior Vice President of Riskpro India, spoke with Security Management magazine about the changing role of The Chief Security Strategist in an Age of Uncertainty--discussing geopolitical risk, corporate espionage, insider threat, and more. Here, he shares with the ASIS Blog some of his experiences managing instances of civil unrest.

Gender Balance in Security in America, the EU, and Ukraine

Despite international and national programs promoting equal rights and opportunities for men and women in the security field, the gender balance in many countries leaves much to be desired. We interviewed female security industry representatives from America, the European Union and Ukraine to compare the gender inequality issues, cultural and traditional stereotypes, and restrictions in women's professional development exist in their countries.

Making a Difference: ASIS President John Petruzzi, CPP

An ASIS member for nearly 20 years, John A. Petruzzi, Jr., CPP, will serve as president of the association’s Global Board of Directors in 2021. The ASIS Blog asked Petruzzi to discuss the impact of his ASIS volunteer roles on his career.


May 2022: Bias vs. Decision Making; DE&I as an Enterprise Competitive Advantage

In this episode of Security Management Highlights, sponsored by Dataminr, Johan de Wit discusses cognitive biases in security decisions and some of the pitfalls that decision makers can face. Also, Robert Baggett, CPP, PCI, PSP, joins the podcast to explore how diversity, equity, and inclusion principles can lend organizations a competitive advantage in a radically changing world.

April 2022: The Ghost Crime of Human Trafficking; Navigating Security in the Cannabis Industry

David Vialpando, CPP, explains how security, housekeeping, operations personnel, and law enforcement can adopt a holistic approach to addressing this crime. Also in this episode, Brandon Smith, director of security technology for multinational cannabis company Canopy Growth Corporation, shares how he approaches surveillance and technology installations when varied regulations, compliance measures, and needs change at each location across Canada, Europe, the United States, and elsewhere.

March 2022: Package Theft, Establishing Finish Lines, and ASIS Member Value

Ben Stickle joins SM Highlights host Chuck Harold to discuss recent incidents and what they mean for retailers and delivery companies. ASIS Young Professional Community Vice-Chair Erwin Van de Weerd, APP, explains the value he finds in ASIS membership. Jody Reid shares his experience with establishing milestones and finish lines for security professionals to help build morale and a well-earned sense of achievement.

February 2022: Trends in Theft, Training, and Terrorism

John Philippi, CPP, PSP, joins SM Highlights podcast host Chuck Harold to discuss the growing phenomenon of flash robbery in retail stores and how it connects to organized retail crime. Also in this episode, sponsored by HID Global, learn how Michael Gips, CPP, and his synagogue security committee adjusted security training following a hostage incident in Texas, and Joshua Sinai explores the threat of edged weapon attacks worldwide.

January 2022: Managing Crises, From Winter Storms to Mental Health to Evacuations

Is Texas ready for another massive winter storm? Beth Garza joins SM Highlights host Chuck Harold to explain what happened to cause the February 2021 blackouts and power shortages and what the state has done to prepare for 2022. Also in this episode, learn about crisis intervention methods and programs with Dave Weiner and how schools can practice better parent/student reunifications after an emergency or evacuation with Guy Bliesner.

December 2021: Tough Questions on Biometrics, Security Research, and Insider Threat Assessment

“The good old password really has run its course,” says Dave Lewis, Cisco global advisory chief information security officer. So what replaces it? Also, Glen Kitteringham, CPP, discusses the value of academic research to security professionals and—most importantly—how to put it into practice. Paul Wood, CPP, explains how taking a proactive, empathetic approach to threat assessment can identify and address insider threats while improving organizational morale.