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September 2019

The Emotional Traps of Soft Target Security

Many industry insiders see security from a data-driven perspective—there is risk probability, which is lowered by the effectiveness of an array of countermeasures. However, most risk models are not holistic, because they don’t address the important psychological and sociological factors at play. The human element is perhaps the most difficult to address in the security realm, yet the one that can make or break our efforts.

Acknowledging the existence of security fatigue-driven behaviors and mindsets is part of the solution, but there are tangible steps we can take in our work to meet them head on and mitigate. 

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O'Sullivan Shares Secrets to Her Success

At GSX 2019, UN assistant secretary-general for safety and security Nóirín O’Sullivan shared two factors behind her successful career: strong self-belief and immediately making an effort to establish credibility with male peers.

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Saving Face

From selfie filters to surveillance cameras, the use of facial recognition technology is on the rise. But so are concerns about who has access to data the technology collects and the accuracy of the analysis law enforcement and others use it for.

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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: Critical Infrastructure

Featured in the September 2019 Print Issue

As a reference document, the book provides an outstanding amount of information and background on critical infrastructure sectors, interdependencies, and regulatory issues.

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