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Mitigating Rising Risks for High-Rises

To understand the magnitude and likely evolution of violent threats against high-rise buildings, security professionals must assess the structural distinctions between tall buildings, the different types of attacks conducted against them over the years, the varying motivations that drive assailants to launch such attacks, and the countermeasures in place following these different types of vertical attacks.

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March: Shifting the Partnership Paradigm; Active Assailant Risk for Tall Buildings

Diana Concannon joins SM Highlights host Chuck Harold to discuss how public–private partnerships are changing amid civil unrest, COVID-19, and evolving expectations and resources. Then, Joshua Sinai explains the various risks facing tall buildings—from high-rises to skyscrapers—and how their unique footprints affect active assailant responses.

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ASIS Member Appreciation Month

Adapting to Evolving Kidnapping Trends

Kidnap and Ransom

More than 30,000 kidnappings occur globally, and business travelers are prime targets. In this article, Leland Dean and Michael Porcelli, CPP, outline the main and emerging trends around kidnapping and how to help keep travelers safe.

Book Review: Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques, Fourth Edition, by William L. Fleisher and Nathan J. Gordon

"While law enforcement, loss prevention, and security experts can learn something from this book, the general public can, too," writes reviewer Ernie Van der Leest. 

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Throughout the month of March, ASIS International is celebrating its members by offering prizes, free content, and special savings on ASIS professional development resources. Security Management especially thanks the ASIS members who contribute articles, review books, and write new content for the security industry. 

Learn More About Member Appreciation Month

Mass Notification Meets the Moment

As a cascading series of disasters unfolded in 2020 into 2021, the ability to communicate quickly and effectively in crisis situations was paramount. Security Technology looks at how mass notification is meeting the moment to keep stakeholders in the loop and help them respond when disaster strikes.

Check out this month's issue of Security Technology.

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Purpose, privacy, transparency, and security—those should be your tenets for implementing facial recognition, says Donald Zoufal, CPP, of the Security Applied Sciences Community. In this Security Snapshot, Zoufal explains some of the current use cases for facial recognition technology along with legal limitations and civil liberties concerns in the United States.

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.

The Vaccine Is Here, Are You Ready?

Organizations need to begin to plan now for the wider rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine and what policies and procedures they need to have in place.

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: Scientific Examination of Documents: Methods and Techniques, Fourth Edition

Featured in the March/April Issue

The fourth edition of Scientific Examination of Documents describes the techniques and tools that are used to examine documents in investigations. 

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