ASIS News March 2017
?LIFETIME CERTIFICATIONS GRANTEDThe following security professionals have been awarded lifetime certification status:
� John D. Case, CPP
� Peter W. Bonino, CPP
� Juan C. Diaz, CPP
� Ira M. Weiss, CPP
� George L. Franklin, CPP
� David R. Hankins, CPP
� Matthew W. Sobota, CPP
� Heather Murray, CPP
� Robert A. Cizmadia, CPP
� Bernard L. Buckner, CPP
� William E. Carvajal-Ramirez, CPP, PSP?NEW FOCUS ON ESRM
ASIS named Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) a global strategic priority for the association and has committed to infusing its concepts into all programs and services.
Both a philosophy and management system, ESRM uses globally established risk management principles to help security professionals manage the varied security risks facing organizations. By making ESRM a strategic objective, ASIS is looking to shift the profession from a siloed approach to security management to a more collaborative process.
�Threats today are increasingly more sophisticated, targeting organizations in myriad ways. In addition, the rapidly evolving business and compliance landscape requires a more holistic and strategic approach to managing organizational risk,� says David C. Davis, CPP, 2016 president, ASIS International. �As the only global professional association representing the total spectrum of security, ASIS is uniquely positioned to lead this effort.�
ESRM covers not only traditional security issues, such as loss prevention and terrorism, but also a broad array of topics including brand protection, business continuity, corporate espionage, cybersecurity, information security, resilience, and white collar crime. Davis goes on to note, �by embracing an ESRM mindset, our members will become more effective security professionals and more valuable members of their organizations.�
To lead this initiative, the Board of Directors has established a two-year ESRM commission, headed by Dave N. Tyson, CPP, 2016 ASIS International chairman of the board. Tyson notes that while ASIS has been involved in ESRM for years, it has never committed to driving the approach in this manner or emphasizing its vital importance to the work ASIS members do.
�The commission will develop a framework to integrate ESRM into all ASIS education, white papers, research, and other professional offerings,� says Tyson. �We believe the result will be a more empowered membership, safer enterprises, a more strategic approach to risk, and a more cost-effective security function.�
Serving alongside Tyson on the commission are Brian Allen, CPP, chief security officer, Time Warner Cable; Raymond T. O�Hara, CPP, executive vice president, AS Solution; John Turey, CPP, senior director, TE Connectivity; John A. Petruzzi, Jr., CPP, vice president of integrated security solutions, G4S; and Volker Wagner, senior vice president, Deutsche Telekom. Additional members�from across the globe, industries, and specialties�are expected to be added. ASIS will also look to collaborate with other organizations to advance the richness and value of the content it develops. For more information, visit www.asisonline.org/esrm.?CHAPTER ANNIVERSARIES
Congratulations to the following ASIS chapters celebrating milestone anniversaries in the first quarter of 2017.
� Quebec City 5 years
� Evansville, Indiana, 10 years
� Fort Wayne 15 years
� Cape Town 25 years
� Salt Lake 30 years
� Central Iowa 45 years
� Central Wisconsin 45 years
� Pittsburgh 60 years
� North Texas 60 years?MEMBER BOOK REVIEW
Practical Airport Operations, Safety, and Emergency Management: Protocols for Today and the Future. By Jeffrey C. Price and Jeffrey S. Forrest. Butterworth-Heinemann; Elsevier.com; 630 pages; $99.95.
This comprehensive deep dive into the world of airports is not a tome for summer beach reading. It�s an encyclopedic guide for those with a professional interest in the commercial aviation industry. The organizational, regulatory, and technical feats of operating a modern commercial airport demand a specialized knowledge base that is staggering, and these pages are as dense with material as they should be.
As a consultant to Los Angeles International Airport, I have come to appreciate the immense complexity of a site that churns a million people a week through its terminals. The interaction of stakeholders, government entities, flight operations, regulatory compliance, and infrastructure security can be overwhelming. In Practical Airport Operations, Safety, and Emergency Management, authors Price and Forrest explain that today�s modern airport is not simply a series of terminals and gates; but an aerotropolis�a transport hub integrated with the commercial, cultural, and social communities of a region.
The book�s 13 chapters cover operations, safety management, airport maintenance, air traffic control, emergency planning, and more. The text is rife with minutiae, so readers may learn about navigational aids, approach light systems, and the difference between displacement plows and rotary plows in snow removal operations. For airport professionals, this book is a reference manual to be kept within reach.�
The authors are up to date on recent developments to include the emerging technology of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The industry is still grappling with these systems that can be a threat to aircraft in flight.�
The book�s goal is to �be used to increase overall efficiency and safety in operations at airports� and provide students of aviation management a solid foundation for understanding airport operations. The authors succeed�and then some. The writing is matter of fact and detailed, and the format is an effective mix of conventional structure, diagrams, charts, and reflection pieces by aviation professionals.
Reviewer: Anthony McGinty, CPP, is a consultant and intelligence analyst at Los Angeles International Airport. He is a member of the ASIS Global Terrorism and Political Instability Council.