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Tracking the Elements that Undermine Essential Work

The role of a security guard is frequently undermined by a variety of factors, including the absence of procedures, low morale, competing demands and contradictory expectations, and poor management, according to research from the International Foundation for Protection Officers.

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January 2022: Managing Crises, From Winter Storms to Mental Health to Evacuations

Is Texas ready for another massive winter storm? Beth Garza joins SM Highlights host Chuck Harold to explain what happened to cause the February 2021 blackouts and power shortages and what the state has done to prepare for 2022. Also in this episode, learn about crisis intervention methods and programs with Dave Weiner and how schools can practice better parent/student reunifications after an emergency or evacuation with Guy Bliesner.

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Security Technology: Facial Recognition Freeze Frame 

Faces. Irises. Fingerprints. These are staples of the biometrics collection world that are being increasingly used in new technologies, despite pressure from regulatory regimes and privacy and civil liberties advocates to curb their collection in public spaces. The December 2021 issue of Security Technology takes a deep dive into use cases across the globe, as well as recent regulations in Europe and the United States that place prohibitions on facial recognition technologies.


The COVID-19 pandemic changed the access control and visitor management approach at many hospitals worldwide, adjusting from an open, welcoming healthcare environment to a much stricter, controlled ingress approach due to screening procedures, says Marilyn Hollier, CPP, from the ASIS Healthcare Security Community. In this Security Snapshot, Hollier joins host Chuck Harold to discuss how healthcare security measures continue to evolve as the world enters year three of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ASIS members can join the conversation in the Healthcare Security Community online here.

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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: Strategic Leadership in Digital Evidence

Featured in the January/February Issue

Learning digital forensics, to the extent possible, might be most effectively accomplished by first understanding the physical world of forensics and crime.



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