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Meet Gen Z: The Stressed, Indebted, and Idealistic Future of Work

Members of Generation Z, defined as being between the ages of 10 and 25, report feeling more emotionally distressed than those of any other generation. One-quarter of Generation Z respondents rated their mental health as poor or very poor. That’s almost twice the amount of Millennials and members of Generation X who felt the same way (13 percent each). Only 8 percent of Baby Boomers reported such feelings.

To be sure, every generation has endured traumatic events. But as digital natives, members of Generation Z are the first to be bombarded constantly through their cell phones with news, opinions, conspiracy theories, and falsehoods that they are left to decipher.

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Security Technology: Big Changes on Campus

While students, teachers, employees, and staff head back to campus, the facilities they're returning to and the threat environment around them have changed. The August issue of Security Technology examines these changes, steps security practitioners are taking to mitigate evolving risks, and the technology they're embracing to address campus vulnerabilities.

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August 2022: Privacy Debates on College Campuses, Plus Security Career Change Guidance

The use of technology on college campuses is expanding faster ever before, but that doesn’t mean that stakeholders’ expectations of privacy have shrunk. Michael Sink joins SM Highlights host Chuck Harold to talk campus security and privacy. Also in this episode, sponsored by RaySecur, Will Plummer discusses mailroom security and last mile threats, and Shelly Kozacek, CPP, shares guidance for security career switches and mapping a professional trajectory that works for you.

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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: Code Black: 50 Lessons in Crisis Management for Effective Leadership

Book review: Code Black

Featured in the July/August Issue

Code Black discusses fundamentals of crisis management, security management, risk management, and how businesses and government agencies deal with conflict in today’s turbulent times.

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