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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 2021: Synthetic Identity Fraud, Convergence, Global Management

Helena Wood joins SM Highlights host Chuck Harold to discuss the rising and evolving threat of synthetic identity fraud and how fraud threatens national security; Mark Weatherford shares an update on the state of cyber–physical convergence; and James Morris, CPP, explores changes in global security management over the past year.

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.