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Know Before You Hire: Three Employment Screening Trends in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to impede aspects of employment screening in 2021, leading employers to use alternative procedures such as conditional hiring and remote drug testing. In addition, continuous screening (also called continuous monitoring)—in which criminal records checks are run daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annually or annually on employees and contractors—will continue to attract attention from employers.

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Machine Learning

The Perils and Promises of the Imitation Game

Eventually, artificial intelligence (AI) will move closer to what Dr. Alan Turing had envisioned in 1950. But today, we are still far from passing the Turing Test—especially when thinking about AI as a commodity.

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April: Gender Equality in Security; De-Escalating Yourself; and Bias in Security Technology

Tatyana Andrianova discusses traditional stereotypes around the security profession and the “rapid departure from outdated views” in Ukraine and around the world. Also in this episode, Kristine Scott joins SM Highlights host Chuck Harold to explain how to hack your biology to de-escalate yourself during a stressful situation, and Reza Rassool outlines the biases in training security technology—especially facial recognition and AI.

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The AI Race is On

We are living in the middle of a new arms race between global powers as technologists, scientists, and military leaders work to develop artificial intelligence (AI) applications. AI is still in its early stages, but already researchers know that it can be used to solve problems and tasks, sometimes at levels that would outperform humans. This poses a great advantage, but also a potential danger depending on how AI is developed and implemented over time.

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Are you protecting your intellectual property along the supply chain? James Acevedo, CPP, from the ASIS Supply Chain & Transportation Security Community, explains how IP is targeted in development and transit and how organizations can better identify security lapses—both physical and cyber—through in-depth due diligence.

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.

The Vaccine Is Here, Are You Ready?

Organizations need to begin to plan now for the wider rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine and what policies and procedures they need to have in place.

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: Cultural Competency for Emergency and Crisis Management: Concepts, Theories and Case Studies

Featured in the March/April Issue

Cultural Competency for Emergency and Crisis Management sheds light on the skills, knowledge, and abilities required in this field, which are often overlooked in the existing training curriculum.



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