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Hasty COVID-19 Responses Open Windows for Corruption

The wide scale of the coronavirus pandemic, which has touched six continents, presents a wide stage for corruption, backroom deals, and fraud.

“In a time of crisis, when resources are scarce and the stakes are high, eliminating corruption in the response to an emergency is literally a matter of life and death,” says Irem Röntgen, business integrity program coordinator for Transparency International. “Yet, with large amounts of resources suddenly available and a rush to get it to those most in need, there are sadly still those who will seek to take advantage for their own benefit.”

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Change Drivers: Organizations Face Supercharged Activism

“The push for companies to show what they are doing for the greater good will only intensify through the lens of the pandemic; the public will want to know whether companies put people or profits first during this global crisis,” says Allison Wood, an associate director at Control Risks.

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.

Virtualization and Empowerment


When disaster strikes, can you take your security operations to-go? A long-term push toward digital transformation paid off for Microsoft’s security department when COVID-19 hit, putting business continuity and security monitoring plans to the test.

Security Management Podcast

August 2020: Uncharted Territory in School Security; Contextual Intelligence; Certification

As schools debate how to resume classes in the fall, security professionals will need to prepare to address anxiety and behavioral challenges, according to Dr. Franci Crepeau-Hobson and Paul Timm, PSP. Also in this month’s podcast, learn about how to apply contextual intelligence to decision making and the value of certification for effective communication.

Read more about the topics discussed in this month’s podcast in the August issue of Security Management.

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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: Introduction to Forensic Science and Criminalistics, Second Edition

Featured in the August Issue

The second edition of Introduction to Forensic Science and Criminalistics provides an advanced level of information, including physical evidence, crime scene processing, questioned documents, digital evidence, biological evidence, explosives, and more.



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