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Seeking SMS Authentication Alternatives

Multifactor authentication based on SMS-delivered codes has been successful in preventing phishing attacks in many cases.

But on 17 September 2019, the FBI issued a Private Industry Notification warning cybersecurity professionals that the Bureau had seen cyber actors circumventing multifactor authentication through social engineering and technical attacks.

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The Training of the Guard

In the real world, contract security officers don’t always arrive task-ready. So some proactive managers are training on the fly to best utilize their outsourced guard force.

Is Security Converging?

New research by the ASIS Foundation indicates that full convergence of physical security, cybersecurity, and business continuity is not commonplace.

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Security Management Podcast

January 2020: Credential Theft, The Value of Innovation, and Insider Threats in Food Production

In this month’s edition of Security Management highlights, Tonia Dudley, CISSP, explains the dangers in relying solely on SMS-based two-factor authentication, Doug Powell, CPP, PSP, discusses the value of innovation and adaptability in security, and Frank Pisciotta outlines how insider threats affect food defense efforts.

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: Countering New(est) Terrorism

Featured in the January Issue

This book offers a medley of information for the reader while delving into three important variables of terrorism: comparing the methodologies of “old” and “new” terrorism, kidnapping/barricading situations, and the authority response.



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