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January 2019 SM Online

​First Responders

A report finds that law enforcement personnel and firefighters are more likely to die of suicide than in the line of duty​.

Risk Management

Deloitte consultants surveyed CEOs and board members on how leaders can improve their risk management.

Threat Assessment Teams

The U.S. Secret Service released guidance for forming multidisciplinary threat assessment teams in K-12 schools. 

School Resource Officers

The National Association of School Resource Officers offers best practices and recommendations for agencies involved in policing schools. 

School Design

The new Sandy Hook Elementary School has an open design that works hand-in-hand with security.

Global Cybersecurity

French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace at the 2018 UNESCO Internet Governance Forum in Paris as part of an effort to create international norms for cyberspace.

Attorney General Address

Read remarks from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' address to the annual conference of school resource officers. 


Intel released a draft bill for the United States designed to optimize innovation and protect privacy.

ASIS Book of the Year

The ASIS Security Industry Book of the Year was awarded to The Five Technological Forces Disrupting Security. Purchase it at the ASIS Store.


Employers cannot require job applicants or employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements as a condition of their employment, Kentucky's Supreme Court ruled.


An employer's video surveillance policy of filming employees dis​tributing union materials and literature was illegal, according to a recent ruling by the U.S. National Labor Relations Board.


Australian legislators are considering a bill that would weaken encryption standards in the country​ and require private sector cooperation.

Information Protection

U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation into law that requires the Surface Transportation Board to implement information security recommendations.

Supply chain

The U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced legislation that is designed to enhance supply chain security.

Trade secrets

Belgian authorities arrested Chinese operative Yanjun Xu and extradited him to the United States where he faces charges of conspiring and attempting to commit economic espionage and steal trade secrets from aviation and aerospace companies.


Sherwood Food Distributors, LLC, will pay $3.6 million and provide other relief to settle a class sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). 


SMS Group Inc. will pay up to $62,000 to resolve charges that it engaged in disability and genetic information discrimination.