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Food Defense and the Insider Threat

January 2020 cover.jpgJanuary 2020 | COVER STORY

It was a story of strawberries, needles, and spite, and it launched a nationwide scare. In 2018, the Queensland police arrested a former strawberry farm supervisor for spiking supermarket strawberries with sewing needles, a crime that terrified consumers and crippled Australia’s strawberry industry.

When it comes to food defense in manufacturing and processing facilities, personal grievances can trigger widespread public health impacts. Learn more in this month's cover story. 

Is Security Converging?

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

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.

January 2020 Legal Report

The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court found that some FBI surveillance methods violated citizens’ constitutional rights; Google will only have to delete links to personal information within the EU.

Murders of Journalists Go Unsolved

When it comes to successfully prosecuting murders of journalists, Somalia has the world’s worst record for the fifth year running, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) 2019 Global Impunity Index.
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