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Happy Holidays from Security Management!

It’s been a tough year, so the Security Management team is signing off for the holidays.

We want to thank you—our readers, our contributors, and our ASIS members—for all your support, feedback, encouragement, articles, and time this year. We can’t produce Security Management without security managers like you.

Wishing you and yours a safe, healthy, and peaceful holiday season and a joyous New Year.

Today in Security will return 4 January 2021.


During the hiatus, check out some of our favorite articles from 2020:

Food Defense and the Insider Threat

When it comes to food defense in manufacturing and processing facilities, personal grievances can trigger widespread public health impacts.

A Record of Violence: Protecting Healthcare Staff with Data

At the University of California San Diego's hospitals in La Jolla and Hillcrest, nursing and facility staff use an adjusted medical records software program to warn other staff about potentially volatile patients.

How to Create a Culture to Prevent Harassment

Experts offer advice on creating an organizational culture to prevent sexual harassment.

On the Trail of Stolen Artwork

Thirty years ago, thieves stole 13 pieces of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—the largest property crime ever committed in the United States.

How to Help Prevent Employee Burnout

Cybersecurity is a stressful business. Here’s what managers can do to help reduce stress in the workplace and promote a healthy work–life balance.

Six Sources of Workplace Cultural Conflicts

Culture breeds conflict. New research into organizational culture traces workplace conflict back to six core elements that can make the difference between a healthy and a toxic environment.

An Unfair Advantage: Confronting Organized Intellectual Property Theft 

The United States is taking a multiprong approach to preventing intellectual property theft. But it needs international partners to succeed.

Guard Training Programs: A Development Guide

From identifying needed competencies to choosing content delivery methods to hiring trainers with adult learning expertise, here is a step-by-step guide for a guard training program.

Classrooms in Crisis: Helping Students and School Staff Readjust 

As in-person classes resume, pandemic-triggered stressors may take their toll on student behavior and security’s response.

During Remote Work, Security Training Brings Teams Together 

Security awareness training can fill two roles: educating the workforce and reinforcing company culture, especially during a crisis.

Criminals Eye Stalled Supply Chains for Weak Links

Global lockdowns forced supply chains to hit the brakes. Cargo thieves hit the gas.

How to Protect an Election

The challenges to secure the 2020 U.S. presidential election and its system infrastructure are vast. But so are the new tools in place to help monitor and protect the 2020 election.

Research Tests Face Masks’ Effect on Analytics Accuracy

NIST researchers put facial recognition software to the test and found that face masks seriously stymie accuracy rates of pre-pandemic algorithms.

Rethinking Retail

As shopping habits evolve, are retailers ready to deal with shifting shrink and fraud trends both in-store and online?

Leading with Empathy: Fostering Engaged Workforces

Much like the world we live in, the security business has changed, and the lessons gained serve as a powerful reminder that to be effective in our industry, we need to evolve as leaders to get the best out of our people.

How to Safeguard Children in Houses of Worship

Security professionals can help houses of worship implement procedures to protect children from predators.