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Kidnap and Ransom

Adapting to Evolving Kidnapping Trends

As domestic and international travel has increased over the past decade, so have the risks business and leisure travelers face. Travelers, expatriates, and executives are prime targets for kidnappings because of socioeconomic divides across the globe and the spread of radicalization.
According to the United Nations (UN) Office of Crime and Drugs, terrorist groups have taken to using kidnapping and ransom to help fund their operations. The UN found that between 2008 and 2014, al Qaeda and its direct affiliates made at least $125 million in revenue from kidnappings.

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Patch Management

Prioritizing a Patch

Microsoft released a major fix on the first Patch Tuesday of 2020 after the NSA told the company about a widespread vulnerability in its software systems.

Disease Outbreak Security Resources

Disease Outbreak Security Resources

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has had a major impact on the security and business continuity of organizations around the globe. In light of the outbreak, ASIS has curated useful resources for security professionals.


Remote Work Considerations in the COVID-19 Age

More organizations are shifting to allow employees to work remotely. Now is the time for enterprise risk managers to strengthen programs against new vulnerabilities unique to telework.

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April 2020: Cultures of Workplace Harassment; Cultivating Stronger Security First Impressions

In this month’s podcast, Victoria Lipnic, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Commissioner, discusses how to create a workplace culture that prevents sexual harassment, being aware of “superstar harassers,” and not falling into the trap that the #MeToo Movement is over. Also, Burke Sigurdur Brownfeld, Director of Security and Global Safety for Visa, Inc., talks about how the importance of first impressions and how they can affect assumptions about the organization security officers represent.

ASIS Calendar of Events

As the preeminent organization for security management professionals, ASIS International offers a dynamic calendar of events to advance your professional development. From executive education to global exchanges, our events work together to help you reach new heights in your career.

Book Review: The Militarization of the Police? Ideology Versus Reality

Featured in the April Issue

The Militarization of the Police? takes on the myth that police departments are building a militarized policing philosophy that will be used against the citizens they serve.



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