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Do Your Job: What Zombies Can Teach Us About Crisis Response

“Zombies are a great way to teach people about pandemics. There is something called the ego defense mechanism…. If your brain encounters something that’s too scary, you instinctively pull away to protect your sanity—that’s just human psychology,” says Max Brooks, author of World War Z and senior fellow at the Modern War Institute.

Today in his GSX+ address, Brooks will offer insights into U.S. national security gaps and how to begin turning things around.

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Welcome to GSX+ 2020!

As GSX+ 2020 comes to a close today, we take a look back at some of this week’s highlights and look forward to the future of the profession. Author and Modern War Institute senior fellow Max Brooks joins to discuss zombies and crisis management, we check in with volunteer leaders and scholarship winners, and security leaders refocus on achieving their personal success in 2021 and beyond.

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Automated Alerts on the Rise

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, investments were being made to advance autonomous technologies to make business processes—and life in general—more efficient and environmentally friendly.
With the rise of the coronavirus, however, came even more interest in using and developing these technologies to limit human interaction and the spread of disease.

Check out this month's issue of Security Technology.

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GSX+ Daily: How to Recruit and Retain Gen Z Security Professionals

In the last GSX+ Daily podcast, we check in with Angela Osborne, PCI, PSP, and Michael Brzozowski, CPP, PSP, about what it means to be a young professional in the security field, the differences between Generation Z and other generations, and what value Gen Z professionals bring to an organization—and what they can teach their managers. Their session from 21 September 2020 at GSX+ will be available on-demand through the rest of 2020 for All-Access pass holders.

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.

Hasty COVID-19 Responses Open Windows for Corruption

In the West Africa Ebola outbreak of 2014–2016, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) played a pivotal role in disease prevention. Teams of volunteers provided treatment and care, as well as burying victims of the disease, preventing as many as 10,500 additional cases, IFRC estimates. However, where there is money being spent on crisis response, there is opportunity for fraudsters to take action.

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: Cybersecurity Law, Standards and Regulations, Second Edition

Featured in the September Issue

While not a substitute for legal counsel, Cybersecurity Law, Standards, and Regulations provides a yardstick for those trying to get an initial handle on cybersecurity legal issues.



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