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Security Technology: Girding the Grid

As the world races to power more of our infrastructure with sustainable forms of energy, the electric grid that transmits this power is facing a resurgence of old and new threats. Contributors to the February 2024 issue of Security Technology take a look at these emerging challenges, from cyberattacks to physical assaults by domestic violent extremists to nation-state threats, and how security practitioners are responding to them.

Focus on Soft Skills

Workplace Communication Lessons from a Crisis Negotiator

Technical skills are important, and younger professionals seem to value them highly. But the older officers, security professionals, and tacticians are wise to the importance of a softer approach.

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Security Management Podcast

February 2024: Ready for Naloxone? Plus, Protest Preparedness and Big Picture Risks to the Electric Grid

The United States has been affected by hundreds of thousands of opioid-related overdose deaths in recent decades, with profound effects on communities. Now, first responders and civilians have access to a simple medication that can help rescue people experiencing an opioid overdose; security professionals need to be prepared to use it, says David Vialpando, CPP. Also in this podcast episode, ASIS Europe presenter Hans Verdoodt explains how his security team handled a climate activist protest at an energy company construction site in Belgium. Then, former U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection Brian Harrell discusses how critical infrastructure organizations are improving their ability to anticipate threats against assets and services.

Focus on Mental Health Hazards

How to Build a Trauma-Informed Workplace

Given the ubiquity of trauma in the world, some experts are calling on employers to develop “trauma-informed” workplaces. As a result, a number of training programs have popped up to help organizations through the storms.

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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