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Change Drivers: Organizations Face Supercharged Activism

“The push for companies to show what they are doing for the greater good will only intensify through the lens of the pandemic; the public will want to know whether companies put people or profits first during this global crisis,” says Allison Wood, an associate director at Control Risks.

COVID-19: The Rise in Domestic Violence

Alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, a less-publicized public health crisis is surging across the globe—domestic violence. This guide for employers can help address employee needs and workplace concerns during remote work and return-to-work settings.

Ready for Reentry?

As organizations reopen their facilities, they must be aware of threats that may arise from a lack of human presence during shelter-at-home orders, such as the opportunity for Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks.

Conducting COVID-19 "In-Flight" Incident Reviews

At this time, there is tremendous value in briefly pausing to reflect on the organization’s COVID-19 journey to date and conduct an “in-flight” incident review as a means of optimizing the approach going forward.

A Guide to Employee Temperature Checks

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) gave employers the green light to take employees' temperatures to try and ward off the spread of the coronavirus. But will taking temperatures really work?

Q&A: Agility and Planning for Multinational Pandemic Response

For international business services company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), managing business continuity and crisis response to the coronavirus pandemic has tested its international, regional and national capabilities. However, key steps—such as the early creation of a dedicated task force for information sharing—have driven a more streamlined, agile crisis response.

How to Reopen Your Mail Centers

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, many companies shut down their offices and told people to work from home. As they begin to reopen, companies will face several major hurdles in their mail centers.

ESRM and the COVID-19 Pandemic

The preparation involved in enterprise security risk management (ESRM) enables organizations to act decisively and confidently in times of crisis.

In Crisis Communication, Start with Empathy

Crisis response hinges on two factors: what the organization does and what the organization says. When these halves align, it results in trust and a more positively received and effective response.

Q&A: Security’s Role During Pandemic Response

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.

Pandemic Impacts HR issues

Whether employees are working at home or on-site, employers should be aware of various workplace and employment issues raised by COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

Global Demand Puts Pressure on Healthcare Supply Chains

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.

Casino Resort Tactical Response Teams

How are casinos maintaining the softness required for guest services while simultaneously keeping up a tough front against an increasing number of public attacks?

The Rising Cost to Insure Security

The Rising Cost to Insure Security

A rash of large insurance claims in the United States has been reshaping the security insurance market, especially regarding security guards and guarding firms.

Tomando Vuelo

​En el condado rural de Grant, Washington, el personal de servicios públicos no sólo protege las subestaciones remotas: también ayuda a responder a los llamados de emergencia de la comunidad.

Cuatro Desafíos Para La Seguridad de La Aviación

Para las agencias de seguridad y policiales, el desafío es llevar a cabo las labores del primer respondiente al mismo tiempo que se identifican amenazas de grandes consecuencias para las operaciones de aviación.

On-Premise vs the Cloud

In recent years, the cloud has transformed how physical security systems are controlled and managed.

The Science of Organizing Security

One critical success factor to advancing asset protection in large corporations is what I call the "technology" of organizing to secure a company's people, critical information, and business strategy.

Four Trends That Will Shape Recruiting in 2018

This year, more employers ​hope to make progress in building inclusive workplaces through diversity recruiting efforts and will continue to experiment with new interviewing and selection techniques.

Securing Special Events

Whether hosted at a sports arena, outdoors, a convention center, or elsewhere, security practitioners are frequently called upon to provide support to large-scale events with sizeable crowds.

Encuentra el Incendio

Pero, además de los magníficos panoramas del campus, el personal de seguridad de la universidad se encontró contemplando frecuentemente paneles de incendio que no funcionaban correctamente.

Recent News & Book Reviews

Pandemic-Based Risk Mitigations

A U.K.-based security risk consultant shares a collection of risk mitigations gleaned from the COVID-19 pandemic that security managers can include in future planning.

Global COVID-19 Resources by Region

In an effort to connect security professionals worldwide with the most relevant guidance and statistics, ASIS has compiled this list of resources, broken out by region.

Book Review: The Birth of the FBI

Meticulously researched, The Birth of the FBI: Teddy Roosevelt, The Secret Service, and the Fight Over America’s Premier Law Enforcement Agency is also a fast-paced, engaging narrative that describes the origins of U.S federal law enforcement.

Book Review: Killers of the Flower Moon

Readers join Special Agent Tom White as he uncovers a conspiracy—a culture of killing—that exploited an outdated guardianship system prohibiting Native Americans from administering their own wealth.

Book Review: The Pinks

The Pinks: The First Women Detectives, Operatives, and Spies with the Pinkerton National Detective Agency is loaded with undiscovered history and told in an easily read, engaging style.