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January 2016

The Highly Evolved Leader

The role of a manager has transformed; expectations are different, and relationships with direct reports have changed. The needed competencies and skill sets have broadened.

Drafting a Blueprint for Security

To help prevent security professionals from setbacks in construction projects, consulting executives provide their tips on navigating the document and project management process.​

A Barometer of Behavior

Countless policies have been developed to address detecting an insider threat on military installations. This article explains that the best way to do this involves sharing actionable information on individuals displaying high-risk behaviors.

On the Record

Plans to protect patient information face numerous challenges, including cyberattacks, regulatory compliance, and interoperability.​

A Chinese New Year

A pact between China and the U.S. addressed intellectual property theft and created a “high-level joint dialogue mechanism on fighting cybercrime and related issues,” though critics have raised concerns about whether it will work.

Smart and Secure

After proving how easily traffic systems could be hacked, one security expert joined with some likeminded professionals and started up a new not-for-profit global initiative, Securing Smart Cities (SSC).

Resilience After Katrina

A decade after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has emerged as a model of resilience, with many of those displaced returning to rebuild the city in the wake of the storm.

Extreme Resilience

The drastic jump in extreme weather events means pre-disaster planning is more important than ever, but local decision makers are often reluctant to invest in resilience-building efforts.

YMCA's App Investment

YMCA’s emergency response plans are critical because they tell employees how to react in the event of an emergency, so they rolled out an application-based version of their plans.

Pecking Order

A new book contends that the traditional management technique of rewarding the loudest and most aggressive employees can have pitfalls—reducing productivity and decimating morale.

Book Review: Countdown to Zero Day

A journalist provides and excellent review of the vulnerabilities of industrial control systems and a hard look at the prospects and consequences of cyber warfare.

Book Review: Social Crime

Authors explore the activities and methodologies of criminals who exploit social networks for personal gain.

Legal Report January 2016

Learn about the latest legislation, regulations, court cases, and judicial decisions affecting security professionals and managers in the January 2016 Legal Report.

Mall Security

​A Q&A with Ashly Helser, special operations manager at Mall of America, regarding the facility's behavioral detection program.

ASIS News January 2016

Learn about the latest honors, partnerships, and publications from ASIS in the January 2016 issue of Security Management.

O'Neil Named as New ASIS CEO

​ASIS Inter​national has a new CEO. He is Peter J. O’Neil, a Certified Association Executive with more than 20 years of experience managing and leading trade associations and professional societies.

Industry News January 2016

Learn about the latest projects, installations, mergers, acquisitions, and announcements from the security industry.

SM Online January 2016

Dig deeper into the research and reports referenced in the January 2016 issue of Security Management.