The coronavirus outbreak (also known as COVID-19) has had a major impact on the security and business continuity of organizations with significant ties to China. It has also created global travel issues, and its potential spread is a good reason for organizations to re-examine their plans in case a pandemic hits a geographic region vital to that organization’s business interests.
Most organizations have activated incident management teams; fewer had practiced for an emergency situation in the previous 12 months.
Brian Ishikawa, senior vice president and director of corporate security for the Bank of Hawaii Corporation, shares how the coronavirus has impacted the bank's business continuity.
The chief information security officer for Fullerton Health, based in Singapore, discusses his organization's experiences dealing with the pandemic.
Scott Stewart from Stratfor explains how security professionals can leverage their creative problem-solving skills and preparedness to diffuse panic and secure operations and assets during the coronavirus pandemic.
New research finds that the world is not prepared to prevent or respond to a global pandemic. But lessons learned from previous outbreaks can help address vulnerability gaps.
In light of potential shortages and rising value of personal protective equipment (PPE), healthcare security professionals can take additional steps to protect these newly high-value items and shore up supply chain vulnerabilities.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is currently facing a triple threat: Ebola, measles, and militant attacks.
The European Union’s privacy regulation poses new challenges for investigators looking to carry out their work.
The world has changed since the 2003 SARS outbreak. Has your pandemic preparedness plan changed with it?
Lebanon, Chile, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Colombia are just a few of the many countries thrown into tumult recently by civil unrest, and these situations have many ramifications for security professionals.
As wildfires grow more volatile and unpredictable, business continuity managers around the world are scrambling for creative solutions.
China is stealing intellectual property on a grand scale, posing economic and national security threats to the United States.
When it comes to food defense in manufacturing and processing facilities, personal grievances can trigger widespread public health impacts.
The size, scope, and frequency of recent natural disasters are pushing U.S. agencies to reevaluate their mass care preparedness.
In considering future trends and demands, focus on four key areas to increase adaptability enough no matter what lies beyond the horizon.
New research by the ASIS Foundation indicates that full convergence of physical security, cybersecurity, and business continuity is not commonplace.
Economic sanctions remain an oft-used security tool, but they are far from foolproof. Recent research examines what types of penalties usually get the best results.
Hotel security teams are dealing more and more with potentially damaging social media posts and videos, finding a way forward by relying on fundamental training and cooperation throughout an organization.
Tarah Wheeler shares her thoughts on convergence and responding to security incidents at GSX 2019.
Some employers are dropping marijuana testing from preemployment screening as research on impairment continues.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) releases a new strategic framework for countering terrorism and targeted violence.
School administrators and security leaders face increasingly complex and multidimensional bullying problems.
Some security professionals believe converging functions under one umbrella might save money, but it’s not the top benefit for departments that have taken the plunge.
The opioid crisis in the United States has crossed socioeconomic, geographic, and political lines, affecting a broad swath of the American population—including the workforce.
To avoid emotional, knee-jerk responses to tragic events, security professionals turn to research to ensure strategies are effective.
Adopting a successful ESRM program often requires a full understanding of ESRM – its components, contexts, and complementary strategies.
U.S. officials work with state and local partners to rebuild trust and enhance election security after Russian interference in 2016.
Working with studios, associations, and third-party providers, content creators and owners are constantly trying to prevent the next blockbuster breach.
As houses of worship face increasingly violent threats, faith-based organizations are getting creative in their pursuit of security resources.
Through focus, patience, and non-linear thinking, malicious actors create new paths into organizations. Defenders can use attackers’ tactics against them.
After mass shootings, bombings, cyberattacks, and more, is security fatigue starting to take its toll?
As security officers take on more proactive roles, they face potential legal ramifications from overstepping their bounds.
Not all security recruits need to be security experts. With the talent gap widening and necessary skill sets skewing toward business acumen, leaders are looking to other industries or departments to find fresh insight.
As natural disasters increase in frequency and force, supply chains lengthen, and interconnectivity raises complications, traditional business continuity doesn’t cut it anymore.
Transnational criminal organizations are using improved connectivity and technology to discover new pathways to profit and stymie investigators.
As the measles outbreak spreads in the U.S., security professionals and healthcare providers reassess how to keep business travelers healthy.
After disasters and conflict, culture can play an irreplaceable role in resilience and recovery for cities and organizations.
New Jersey officials arrested a state resident after he allegedly coughed on a grocery store employee and told her he had the coronavirus.
Technology components manufacturers are primary targets for warranty fraud, but new data-crunching technology may be able to help.
More than 80 cities and districts across India—including New Delhi—have been placed under stringent lockdown after coronavirus cases were detected there.
The earthquake hit near Magna, several miles west of downtown Salt Lake City. No fatalities have yet been reported, but afflicted areas continue to be monitored.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released guidance to aid U.S. state and local jurisdictions, as well as the private sector, in identifying and managing essential workers in the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Oil-rich Russia and Saudi Arabia play a game of economic chicken with each country promising large production increases that could decimate oil markets—at a time when overall financial markets are already reeling.
According to government data, femicides in Mexico have surged 137 percent over the past five years; many violent murders go unsolved.
The World Health Organization is asking for leaders to use their full government powers to stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, which has neared more than 100,000 cases around the globe.
Learn how the spread of COVID-19 is affecting businesses and security's role in crisis management and response in this segment from a recent ASIS webinar.
The novel coronavirus COVID-19 may have been circulating undetected in Washington state over the past six weeks, according to a genetic analysis of virus samples.
As the number of cases outside China grows, U.S. health officials say that Americans should prepare for the virus spreading in the United States.
Researchers note the limited use of artificial intelligence in the U.S. government, as well as opportunities for enhancement.
Italian officials ended Venice Carnival—an annual festival that attracts thousands of people—two days early as COVID-19 coronavirus cases continue to climb.
As COVID-19, the coronavirus outbreak centered in China, is spreading and beginning to effect companies whose supply chains and markets involve China, security professionals should examine their organization’s pandemic preparedness plans.
The U.S. Department of Justice charged Huawei and its subsidiaries with racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to steal trade secrets in an indictment released late Thursday afternoon.
Lawmakers in the United States and Scotland are considering legislation limiting the use of facial recognition.
A vital U.S. government agency tasked with aiding state and local election officials to secure election systems “has not yet completed” plans to secure the 2020 U.S. presidential election less than 10 months away, a watchdog report found.
The State of Convergence report shows slow adoption of a converged security function, but business conditions may speed up the timetable.
With Chinese officials confirming that more than 8,000 cases of the coronavirus, governments are evacuating their citizens from heart of the outbreak while airlines worldwide cancel flights to China.
Insurance premiums to protect shops, offices, and businesses in Chile from damage related to anti-government protests in 2019 and early 2020 have at least doubled, and in some cases they have tripled.
After being ousted from the Recording Academy, former CEO Deborah Dugan filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, claiming the academy contributed to sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and unequal pay.
Department of Interior, military, other agencies cite security concerns with Chinese-made drones.
More than 20 students receiving military training in the United States will be sent back to Saudi Arabia following a Pentagon review of a December 2019 shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.
In response to catastrophic, ongoing bushfires, 3,000 reservists have been called up to assist in firefighting and evacuations in Australia—the largest military deployment on the continent since World War II.
The internationalization of far-right threats and tension between the Persian Gulf countries rank as the top two security risks for companies in 2020, according to a new risk forecast.
ASIS Foundation study researches the degree to which physical security, cybersecurity, and business continuity have converged into a single department.
In new Hong Kong developments, Taiwan stands ready to assist those who want to leave Hong Kong and two homemade bombs with significant explosive capacity were found.
Uber released its first U.S. safety report this week—the only report of its kind for the rideshare industry, examining incidents of sexual assault, physical assault/murder, and motor vehicle fatalities in 2017 and 2018.
Tens of thousands of people protesting in Paris and other French cities led to a shut down of the Eiffel Tower and the country's high-speed train system, as well as clashes with police.