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Member Interviews

Measuring Emergency Planning and Leadership Against the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this Security Snapshot, Nicole McDargh, CPP, Regional Director, Physical Security, Health, Safety, and Building & Offices Services, Richemont Europe, shares how existing emergency management plans stacked up against COVID-19 and how reopening plans require flexibility, agility, and quick innovation.


Managing an In-Person Workforce in 2021

With distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine accelerating around the globe, hopes are high that society can reclaim a sense of pre-pandemic normalcy in the coming months—and organizations may look to call many of their remote workers back to physical buildings as the rollout continues. However, there are unique new challenges to in-person work in a post-pandemic world, as organizations who have maintained in-person workforces can attest.

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.

DE&I Lessons with Malcolm B. Reid, CPP

There's no shortcut when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). ASIS International can only move forward as a global association with the participation of its global membership. The ASIS Blog sat down with ASIS Global Board Director and DE&I Task Force member Malcolm B. Reid, CPP, to discuss DE&I issues in-depth.

2021 Access Control Trends

The way our world operates has changed drastically following the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ASIS Blog sat down with Peter Boriskin, Chief Technology Officer, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas, to pick his mind on the latest trends in the world of access control, on the heels of 2020 and looking toward 2021. 


April 2021: Gender Equality in Security; De-Escalating Yourself; and Bias in Security Technology

Tatyana Andrianova discusses traditional stereotypes around the security profession and the “rapid departure from outdated views” in Ukraine and around the world. Also in this episode, Kristine Scott joins SM Highlights host Chuck Harold to explain how to hack your biology to de-escalate yourself during a stressful situation, and Reza Rassool outlines the biases in training security technology—especially facial recognition and AI.

February 2021: Understanding Ideological Violence and Domestic Abuse in the Home Office

With more people spending time online than ever before, nationwide lockdowns are a golden opportunity for online radicalization and conspiracy theories. How could this affect workplace violence? Behavioral threat assessment expert Steven Crimando joins SM Highlights host Chuck Harold to break it down. Also in this month’s podcast, Michael Crane, CPP, explains how remote work has changed workplace violence prevention training, response, and recovery.

Bonus: Tailoring Leadership and Language to Foster DE&I

What is driving change around inclusion in organizations? James Pogue, PhD, joins SM Highlights host Chuck Harold to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion and how the events of 2020—civil unrest, the COVID-19 pandemic, economic instability, and racial reckonings—forced leaders to listen and act in new ways. But this has only uncovered the tip of the iceberg, Pogue says.