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Scenario Planning: A Heat Dome Hits Virginia's Data Center Alley

Extreme weather is a physical security threat to assets and operations for which gates, guards, and guns provide no defense. As the climate changes and heat domes become more common, they will pose significant challenges to critical infrastructure—including Data Center Alley, the world’s largest concentration of data centers in Ashburn, Virginia.
In a three-part series, Security Technology contributor Andy Bochman illustrates the ramifications of a heat dome settling on Data Center Alley in 2025 and the ripple effects of that event.

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Security Technology: Rising Resilience

Natural disasters, climate change, supply chain challenges, and war are all pushing organizations to become more resilient. The December 2022 issue of Security Technology looks at how the security industry is addressing the need for more resilient—and energy efficient—technology to enable protection of physical and digital infrastructure.

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December 2022: The Art of Resilience—Proactive Training, Leadership, and Preparedness

Samuel Redman studies where crises and museums intersect, and he found that crisis moments rarely occurred in isolation, building into complex scenarios that museum security professionals need to help manage to keep the institution resilient and safe. In this episode of SM Highlights, learn how creative thinking and a broad perspective help museums manage financial, security, climate, and cultural challenges. Also, Yan Byalik, CPP, shares how the City of Newport News, Virginia, expanded and evolved its floor warden program to boost incident response capacity and preparedness.

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 Safety Trap

The Safety Trap

Featured in the November/December Issue

The main purpose of The Safety Trap is to help the reader understand the fundamentals required to increase their safety and the safety of their loved ones by actively participating in security activities.

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