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Strengthening Infrastructure Security: Convergence in Utilities Industry

Utilities are the lifeline of modern society, providing essential services like electricity, water and gas. This critical infrastructure, however, is increasingly at risk of physical security attacks. The energy sector, in particular, has seen a rise in incidents where substations, transformers, and power lines have been targeted. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the number of physical security incidents against U.S. electricity infrastructure increased as much as 70 percent in 2022 compared to prior years. Beyond the potential for service disruption, these attacks pose a severe risk to public safety and national security.

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Security Technology: Security Brings Its “A Game”

Negative fan behavior. Weather issues. Cyberattacks. Rogue drones. Security incidents at sporting events impact both athletes on the field and fans in the stands. In the June issue of Security Technology, learn how security directors across sport are responding.

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July 2024: Fakes, Frauds, and How Preparedness Pays Off

If you were publicly depicted in a compromising position—even if the depiction is fake—it can result in emotional trauma. Bruce Blythe from R3 Continuum explains how to prepare to support victims of deepfakes. Glenn Schoen from Boardroom@Crisis shares how counterfeiting and fraud affect food and beverage companies worldwide. Security can help protect brand reputation by partnering with other teams, including marketing and consumer relations. Then, Ontic CSO Chuck Randolph and SM Highlights host Brendan Howard discuss converged risk—from cyber to site security to geopolitics—and what it means for event security and close protection.

Focus on Executive Protection

When Second Homes Are a Primary Concern

Vacation homes are supposed to be sanctuaries, and the people who decamp there usually treat it as such. Two experts offer advice on how executive protection teams can help make these places of refuge rejuvenating and safe for clients.

Celebrity Protection in the Spotlight

Celebrities are constantly surrounded by cameras—from paparazzi to fans to livestreams on their own smartphones. This constant attention puts new pressure on personal protection professionals to manage public perception while mitigating escalating threats.

ASIS Calendar of Webinars & 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: Modern Management and Leadership: Best Practice Essentials with CISO/CSO Applications

In Modern Management and Leadership, Best Practice Essentials with CISO/CSO Applications, author Mark Tarallo has written a valuable guide to help a CSO be successful in their role.

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