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Hunting for Profits, Criminal Groups Turn to the Environment

Environmental crimes carry high profits and low penalties, attracting the attention of organized criminal organizations. In the European Union alone, the profits of some criminal networks involved in environmental crimes—from trafficking protected wild animals to waste and pollution crimes—reach millions of euros every year, according to Europol’s July 2022 report Environmental Crime in the Age of Climate Change.

The worldwide economic damage caused by environmental crime was valued at between 76 billion and 218 billion euros in 2016—and it has continued to increase, especially as climate change affects operations and resources.

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Recommended: Why You Should Be Thinking About Climate Proofing

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Security Technology: Big Changes on Campus

While students, teachers, employees, and staff head back to campus, the facilities they're returning to and the threat environment around them have changed. The August issue of Security Technology examines these changes, steps security practitioners are taking to mitigate evolving risks, and the technology they're embracing to address campus vulnerabilities.

Spotlight on Supply Chain Security

Semiconductor Slowdown

A global semiconductor shortage is stalling production at every level—including the security technology supply chain that relies on overseas partners.

Security Management Podcast

August 2022: Privacy Debates on College Campuses, Plus Security Career Change Guidance

The use of technology on college campuses is expanding faster ever before, but that doesn’t mean that stakeholders’ expectations of privacy have shrunk. Michael Sink joins SM Highlights host Chuck Harold to talk campus security and privacy. Also in this episode, sponsored by RaySecur, Will Plummer discusses mailroom security and last mile threats, and Shelly Kozacek, CPP, shares guidance for security career switches and mapping a professional trajectory that works for you.

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: Code Black: 50 Lessons in Crisis Management for Effective Leadership

Book review: Code Black

Featured in the July/August Issue

Code Black discusses fundamentals of crisis management, security management, risk management, and how businesses and government agencies deal with conflict in today’s turbulent times.

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