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Weaponized Drones are Changing the National and Corporate Security Paradigm

Drone warfare is reshaping the battlefields of Ukraine, as Europe’s largest conventional war since World War II has seen tens of thousands of drones used to gather intelligence, disrupt formations, and strike enemy positions. Increasingly, commercially available drones (CADs) in particular are playing a role in the Russia-Ukraine war. These devices, which often cost less than $2,000 and are widely available online, can be cheaply modified and outfitted with explosives.

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Infographic: Who is at Risk from Sea Level Rise?

“Rising seas are sinking futures,” said United Nations Secretary General António Guterres in remarks to the UN Security Council in February 2023. “Sea-level rise is not only a threat in itself, it is a threat multiplier.”

Focus on Workplace Violence in Healthcare

Shaping Workplace Violence Mitigation Strategies for a Healthy Hospital

Healthcare staff often experience a higher risk of workplace violence than employees in other industries. For those working in a hospital’s emergency room, violence can come from many sources, including those with good intentions.

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Security Technology: What's Driving Executive Protection?

After a robbery in Paris, Kim Kardashian now spends roughly $7 million per year on close protection services. Silicon Valley executives Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos also fork over millions each year to have a close protection team on hand. And politicians do too, with many in the United States and Britain exploring increased security services following a rise in threats. The April 2023 issue of Security Technology explores trends in close protection services and the technology that details are using to provide protection for their clients—from armored vehicles to advanced medical training to social media monitoring and more.

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May 2023: How Does Climate Change Affect Workplace Violence Risks? Plus, CSO Skills and Post-Incident Mental Health

Ramifications from climate change are already affecting extremism risks and physical security worldwide, in addition to behavioral changes, says Steven Crimando. Rising heat, for example, can diminish a person’s ability to regulate their emotions and respond calmly to stressful situations. So, what can security professionals do to prepare?

Also in this episode, learn from Matt Bradley about a new resource from the ASIS CSO Center: a pyramid of skills that security professionals need to develop to become more effective leaders. Plus, Katherine Schweit joins SM Highlights host Brendan Howard to discuss mental health needs and support for security professionals, especially in the wake of traumatic events such as active assailant incidents.

Focus on Bomb Threats

Historically Black, Historically Targeted

Historically Black colleges and universities were increasingly targeted by bomb threats in 2022. The incidents, however, are just part of a longer pattern of violence and intimidation towards Black institutions in the United States.

An Explosive Situation: Strategies to Prevent Youth Radicalization

A recent wave of bomb threats against historically Black colleges and universities said to be made by a juvenile highlights how extremist ideologies are being spread in places where young people congregate. It also highlights the need for resources to help community members effectively intervene.

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: The Psychology of Extremism

The Psychology of Extremism: A Motivational Perspective is a compilation of research on humans’ engagement in extremism.

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