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Do Organizations Rely on Background Checks Too Much?

A cornerstone of a sound security program, preemployment screening is used almost universally by employers. However, a worrying minority of cases show not only gaps in the system but also egregious examples of either abuse or poor oversight. It’s also clear that background checks are not a failsafe or panacea, and should be only one key element of a personnel security program.

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COVID-19 and Background Screening

For a few fortunate companies, the coronavirus pandemic has spiked demand for their goods and services. The urgency of getting more people on the job—paired with the delay in getting background information from courts and other institutions—has put some organizations in a bind.

Mobile Devices Ease Access

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals have been increasingly reliant on technology and their personal devices to order groceries, scan menus, track deliveries, turn on lights, and unlock vehicles and their homes. They are turning to their smartphones for more mobile—and hygienic—solutions. And they are starting to bring those expectations of convenience to access control.

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December 2020: New Privacy Regulations, Tailoring Travel Training, and Securing a Floating Museum

On this month’s episode of SM Highlights, Phil Dunkelberger, CEO and president of Nok Nok Labs, explains the scope and security implications of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Meredith Moore of Greylake Training Solutions discusses how tailoring travel security awareness and education to employee behavior can mitigate risks. In addition, Joe Gursky at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, outlines how he adapted the security program to address COVID-19 restrictions.
Read more about these topics in the December issue of Security Management

Disease Outbreak Security Resources

Disease Outbreak Security Resources

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has had a major impact on the security and business continuity of organizations around the globe. In light of the outbreak, ASIS has curated useful resources for security professionals.

Emerging from the Ashes: How Aviation Security Rises After COVID-19

Airports have seen a drastic reduction in international travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. Once traffic resumes, however, security screeners will need to hit the ground running.

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: Executing Crisis: A C-Suite Crisis Leadership Survival Guide

Executing Crisis is a solid handbook for those new to crisis management and a useful reference for those looking to improve their crisis communication approaches.

Featured in the December Issue

Executing Crisis provides a novel approach to crisis planning and management.

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