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The Security Implications of Drone Threats

Uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, are everywhere. In contemporary operating environments, they are being used for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations—or they can even serve as improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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Focus on Climate Change and Security

The Climate Change–Violence Nexus: Implications for Workplace Violence Prevention and Threat Assessment

Researchers have seen a rise in climate-related grief, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and depression, as well as rising interpersonal aggression and violence and impaired cognitive and brain function—all of which have direct implications for safety, security, and business continuity. In this collection of articles from Security Management, learn about the emerging risks posed to organizations worldwide from climate-related challenges.

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A Catastrophic Correlation: How Climate Change Influenced Terrorism Around Lake Chad
The Missing Link in Business Continuity Planning: Accounting for the Impact of Climate Change
Fast Facts: Climate Protests Grow in Size and Influence
How Climate and Security Are Connected
Infographic: Who is at Risk from Sea Level Rise?
Sword and Shield: Two Ways to Leverage Insurance Against Climate Risks

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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.

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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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