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A security manager prepares to work in a conflict zone. What are tips for working in a conflict zone?

Battle Ready: Maintaining Operations in Conflict Zones

War is without question the most catastrophic and difficult man-made disaster known. Its impact is felt at every level of a society, and its duration always exceeds the actual fighting. There will be impacts that a security professional cannot negate, regardless of the level of preparation; however, there are steps that can be taken to improve the chances of success.

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How new technology is making cities smarter and connecting infrastructure

Security Technology: Make Way for the Metropolis

More than 4.2 billion people live in cities today, with another 2.5 billion expected to move into them by 2050. To keep up with the demands of this population growth, many cities are incorporating technology through the smart city movement to become more livable, sustainable, and safer. The June 2022 issue of Security Technology takes a look at how these investments are playing out around the world, and the security opportunities and risks they pose.

Spotlight on Healthcare Security

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July 2022: Building Credibility and Preparedness in Local Operations; Plus Managing Digital Nomads

How can a global enterprise build security and business continuity capacity in their local branches? Develop credibility through listening and patience, says RC Miles with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. That capacity paid off when conflict arose, he tells SM Highlights host Chuck Harold in this episode, sponsored by RaySecur. Also in this episode, Todd Sowinski from West Pharmaceutical explains how the organization has built out procedures and guidance to keep digital nomad workers safe and accounted for.

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: Cyberspace in Peace and War, Second Edition

Cybersecurity Book Review

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If you are concerned about cybersecurity, this is the authoritative, non-technical book to read.


Cannabis products can be a life-saving treatment for many people, and people should be able to access that treatment securely—and employees producing those products should be kept safe and secure as well, says Carrie Goetz, PSP, principal and CTO of StrategITcom and steering committee chair of the new ASIS Cannabis Security Community. Goetz and other ASIS members are working on producing a new standard for cannabis security to help guide operators make risk management decisions amid a variety of compliance requirements.

ASIS members can join the Cannabis Security Community here: Cannabis Security Community - ASIS Connects (

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