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November 2019

Science and Experience Produce Measured Security Strategies

As the interconnectedness of the world increases, increasingly complex yet similar challenges stretch across sectors and geography. Private security professionals are increasingly recognizing the need for evidence-based practices.

Such methods can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations, to avoid wasting limited assets and resources, and to satisfy executive demands for data-driven programs and projects while preventing the implementation of well-intentioned but ill-informed executive directives that are destined to fail.

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Focus on Active Assailant

Active Assailant, Unarmed Officer

Active shooter attacks often end when the perpetrator is apprehended or killed by law enforcement, or when the attacker commits suicide—rarely do assailants run or escape. Having security guards onsite may mitigate the chances of an attack, but this type of embedded response is no guarantee that the attacker will be deterred or stopped.

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: An Introduction to Operational Security Risk Management

Featured in the November Issue

The book discusses the history of security risk management, as well as the direction the field is heading. It covers essential information on topics including operational security systems, legal issues, workplace violence and aggression, and emergency management.



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