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Cyber 101 for Physical Security Practitioners

When it comes to cybersecurity, there are many terms and concepts that are beneficial for physical security professionals and IT professionals alike to understand. Oftentimes, these terms are incorrectly used or interchanged—which can create confusion.

Three of the most confused terms are vulnerability, exploit, and backdoor. Each of these terms has its own distinctly different definition and purpose.

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2021 GSX Daily

What Comes Next: Preparing for the Unknown

“The security industry is one of the greatest entry points for people who want to create a career—there are so many paths you could take,” says Steve Jones, global chairman and CEO of Allied Universal. However, he adds, in the face of major change across the industry, advancement is not guaranteed—it is tied to three main attributes: outstanding customer service skills, competence in the use of technology, and expertise in the field.
GSX attendees have ample opportunities to build these attributes, from learning about the latest technology in the GSX exhibit hall, the X-Stage, and the CyberCon Cybersecurity Arena, as well as extensive educational sessions about everything from career advancement to the latest threats and challenges to demonstrating security’s value.

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October 2021: Spikes in Executive Threats; Navigating Virtual Onboarding; Cyber Hygiene

Threats against corporate executives and their families continue to climb, especially as converged risks broaden avenues for harm, says Fred Burton from Ontic. Also in this episode—sponsored by Genetec—Erik Antons, CPP, PSP, explains the new nature of hiring and onboarding amid remote work and how to navigate cultural and organizational pitfalls when settling into a new role.

Learn more about Genetec here

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Between IoT, OT, and IT, bringing engineers to the table in security management is essential to maintain safety, comfort, and security in interconnected buildings. ASIS IT Security Community Chair Coleman Wolf, CPP, joins host Chuck Harold to discuss emerging threats in this field today. This Security Snapshot is sponsored by AlertEnterprise—physical/logical security convergence.
Continue the conversation by joining the IT Security Community on ASIS Connects: https://community.asisonline.org/info

Bonus Access to Security Management

Check out the featured product showcase to get a sneak peek at some of the newest solutions in the security industry, including some that are on display at GSX in September 2021. 

In addition, the September/October 2021 edition of Security Management is widely available for a limited time. Access the full issue here

Want more Security Management? ASIS members have access to our back catalog of downloadable issues, as well as exclusive ASIS content, Standards & Guidelines, educational webinars, and more. Learn more about membership here

Security Technology: Perimeter Priorities

The 6 January riot at the U.S. Capitol demonstrated the importance of strong perimeter security—and the repercussions if it’s breached. In the October issue of Security Technology, learn more about how perimeter security is changing to keep pace with the ever-evolving threat landscape.

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: Intermodal Maritime Security: Supply Chain Risk Mitigation

Featured in the September/October Issue

The complexity and importance of maritime shipping and port operations remains a mystery to many people not involved in the industry. 

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