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October 2020: Election Security, Supply Chain Crime, and Building a GSOC

In this month’s episode, Adam Darrah busts election security myths; Björn Hartong, CPP, discusses supply chain crime trends during COVID-19; and Leslie Heimov revisits setting up a GSOC for a California law practice.

Read more about the topics covered in this episode in the October edition of Security Management

GSX+ Daily: How to Recruit and Retain Gen Z Security Professionals

In the last GSX+ Daily podcast, we check in with Angela Osborne, PCI, PSP, and Michael Brzozowski, CPP, PSP, about what it means to be a young professional in the security field, the differences between Generation Z and other generations, and what value Gen Z professionals bring to an organization—and what they can teach their managers. Their session from 21 September 2020 at GSX+ will be available on-demand through the rest of 2020 for All-Access pass holders.

GSX+ Daily: Chemical Security in a Crisis

David Wulf and Annie Hunziker Boyer of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security join the GSX+ Daily podcast to explain the current threat of chemical terrorism—which spans physical security, cybersecurity, insider threat, nation-states, and more—and global approaches and partnerships to address that threat. Tune into GSX+ on Friday, 25 September, for the full session “Chemical Security Around the Globe.”

GSX+ Daily: How to Speak to the Media

Interested in educating the public and the media about security issues? Glenn C. Schoen, CEO of [email protected] BV, joins today’s GSX+ Daily podcast to explain how security professionals can lend their expertise to the media as a reliable and effective resource. Want to learn more? Check out Schoen’s session at GSX+ on Friday, 25 September.

GSX+ Daily: Community-Focused Threat Mitigation in Australia

Codee Ludbey, CPP, principal security consultant for Tactix, joins today’s GSX+ Daily podcast to explain the Australian approach to counterterrorism and security in crowded places. Attend GSX+ on Wednesday, 23 September, to learn about budgets, risk assessments, and more in Ludbey’s session, “Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism.”

GSX+ Daily: “Anger Is a Letter Short of Danger”

Hospitals are stressful places, especially when children’s health is involved. De-escalation techniques can help security personnel reduce tension and achieve a “zero incidents” environment, says Jim Sawyer, director of security for Seattle Children’s Hospital. In today’s GSX+ Daily podcast, Sawyer shares some key tips for calming confrontations across industries. Learn more at and check out more GSX+ Daily coverage here

September 2020: An Era of Mass Protest, Drug Diversion Risks, Remote Hiring, and Convergence

SM Highlights host Chuck Harold checks in about security during mass protests and civil unrest, evolving drug diversion risks, how security firms’ hiring processes have changed during COVID-19, and Mastercard’s converged security approach.

This month’s guests include Michael Center; Mark Giuffre, CPP; Chris Stuart; and Neil Parker.

For more information on these topics, check out the September issue of Security Management.

August 2020: Uncharted Territory in School Security; Contextual Intelligence; Certification

As schools debate how to resume classes in the fall, security professionals will need to prepare to address anxiety and behavioral challenges, according to Dr. Franci Crepeau-Hobson and Paul Timm, PSP. Also in this month’s podcast, learn about how to apply contextual intelligence to decision making and the value of certification for effective communication.

Read more about these topics in the August issue of Security Management

July 2020: Intellectual Property Protection and Improving Guard Training

In this episode of SM Highlights, Sandra Stibbards explains security hygiene basics to avoid intellectual property theft attempts, and Glen Kitteringham, CPP, breaks down active versus passive learning within security guard training programs.

Read more about the topics discussed in this month’s podcast in the July issue of Security Management: An Unfair Advantage: Confronting Organized Intellectual Property Theft and Guard Training Programs: A Development Guide

Bonus: Fostering Innovation Within Security

What does innovation mean in security technology? 2019 GSX Pitch Competition winner Yaron Zussman of Magos America sits down with SM Highlights host Chuck Harold to discuss the difference between invention and innovation, the benefits of disruption, and what is driving change in the industry.

Learn more about GSX+ 2020 here

June 2020: Hospitality Security During COVID-19; Leveraging Personality Assessments for Smarter Hiring

Host Chuck Harold talks with Erik Antons, CPP, PSP, about how the hospitality industry is adjusting its business continuity planning in response to the coronavirus pandemic; and Thomas Stutler, CPP, discusses the benefits of using personality and cognitive assessments during the employment screening process for security leaders.

Read more about the subjects discusssed in this podcast in the June issue of Security Management.

Bonus: Leading During COVID-19—Team Resilience and Decision Fatigue

Andre Simons and Terri Patterson of Control Risks join SM Highlights host Chuck Harold to discuss leadership practices and how to build team resilience during times of crisis—particularly during the current pandemic.

Read more about personal resilience in the face of adversity in Leadership in the COVID Crisis: The Importance of Building Personal Resilience.

Bonus: Coronavirus and Conflict—Responding to Domestic Violence and the Potential for Civil Unrest

How are organizations obligated to protect employees from risk—particularly domestic violence—as workforces shift to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Dr. James Cawood, CPP, PCI, PSP, president of Factor One, discusses the expectation of privacy, encouraging disclosure in a sensitive manner, and risk mitigation around domestic abuse. Then Paul Mercer, managing director of HawkSight Security Risk Management Ltd, outlines the potential for global civil unrest to erupt out of the coronavirus pandemic.

For more information on the topics discussed in this podcast, check out the SM articles: Breaking the Silence: Encouraging Domestic Abuse Reporting, Coronavirus and Conflict: The Pandemic’s Potential Global Impact, and ESRM and the COVID-19 Pandemic.

May 2020: Art Crimes; AI and National Security; Security Management in the Middle East

Thieves see art theft as a crime of opportunity, and there’s no better opportunity than when museums are closed, streets are empty, and witnesses are nowhere to be found, says Anthony Amore, director of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Art Museum in Boston. In this month’s SM Highlights podcast, host Chuck Harold discusses COVID-19 and art crime with Amore; the perils of AI-driven warfare with RAND Corporation researcher Yuna Wong; and security management best practices and pitfalls in the Middle East with Michael Padilla-Pagan Payano.

For more information on the topics discussed in this podcast, check out these May 2020 articles: On the Trail of Stolen Artwork, How AI Could Escalate Global Conflicts, and Global Management: How Security Is Changing in the Middle East.

April 2020 Bonus: A Deeper Look into Workplace Harassment and Culture

“There is no safety in not having reports of harassment....That tells you only that you haven't had to do any internal investigations,” says U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Commissioner Victoria Lipnic. “Be mindful of the fact that so few people are willing to report it.... They do not report it because they’re afraid to.”
How does corporate culture affect workplace harassment? In this special expanded interview, Lipnic shares factors that contribute to harassment and what security professionals can do about it.
For more about creating a workplace culture that prevents harassment, read the Security Management April 2020 cover story: How to Create a Culture to Prevent Harassment.

April 2020: Cultures of Workplace Harassment; Cultivating Stronger Security First Impressions

In this month’s podcast, Victoria Lipnic, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Commissioner, discusses how to create a workplace culture that prevents sexual harassment, being aware of “superstar harassers,” and not falling into the trap that the #MeToo Movement is over. Also, Burke Sigurdur Brownfeld, Director of Security and Global Safety for Visa, Inc., talks about how the importance of first impressions and how they can affect assumptions about the organization security officers represent.

March 2020: What I’ve Learned – Always Ask for a Seat at the Table

In this special edition of SM Highlights, Inge Huijbrechts shares her leadership philosophy and career path—from sailing around the world to serving as the global senior vice president for responsible business and safety and security for Radisson Hotel Group. Learn how networking, reflection, respect, and team diversity can influence leadership success.

March 2020: Pandemic Preparedness; National Security; and the Value of Certification

In this month’s episode, host Chuck Harold talks with Jerry Hauer about global COVID-19 preparedness and response; SM Senior Content Manager Mark Tarallo shares a terrorism update; and Elizabeth Dumbaugh, CPP, explains how ASIS certification played a role in her transition from the U.S. military to the private sector.

February 2020: Wildfire Response; Drone Detection; Coaching Future Leaders

In this month’s SM Highlights podcast, Rinske Geerlings explains how the Australian wildfires are affecting business continuity; James Acevedo, CPP, discusses drone identification challenges; and John Torres outlines why the best managers are those who coach and develop their team’s talents.

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.

December 2019 Bonus: The State of Security Convergence

In this bonus episode of SM Highlights, explore the difference between integration and convergence; learn about holistic security strategies, budgets, and leadership; and examine the current state of security convergence across industries and organization size with host Chuck Harold and former ASIS Chief Global Knowledge Officer Michael Gips, CPP, as they discuss the findings of the ASIS Foundation report The State of Security Convergence in the United States, Europe, and India, sponsored by AlertEnterprise.

December 2019: The Effects of Social Media on Bullying and Hospitality Security

Dr. Amanda Nickerson explains the power imbalance behind bullying and how social media has complicated bullying prevention and response. Social media is also strongly impacting the hospitality industry—both for the guest experience and for security. Kelly Klatt, CPP, explains how security professionals are leveraging social media for investigations, situational awareness, and reputation management.

November 2019: What I've Learned - Turning Setbacks into Benefits

True mentoring is like looking into an acorn and seeing the oak tree it could become, and then helping it grow, says forensic psychologist and threat management expert George L. Vergolias, Psy.D. from R3 Continuum. In this bonus SM podcast from the ASIS Mentoring Committee, Vergolias shares his experiences on multiyear career trajectories, leadership, mentoring, and the ever-expanding security industry.

November 2019: The Opioid Crisis in the Workplace, Plus Security Research and ESRM

The impact and the cost of the opioid crisis in the workplace can be tremendous—what does this mean for security? Mark Giuffre, CPP, explains. Also in this month’s episode, how to leverage scientific research for security decision making and how ESRM can bridge the gaps between cyber and physical security teams. 

October 2019: Designing Security with CPTED, Plus Entertainment Security

How does the new screening center at the Washington Monument enable security without compromising visitors’ experiences? Jill Cavanaugh of Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners in Washington D.C. breaks it down. Plus, Stevan Bernard and SM Highlights host Chuck Harold discuss the state of security in the entertainment industry—from piracy to location risk assessments to talent protection.

September 2019: Adaptable Leadership, Foreign Fighters, and Retail Security

Can security leaders learn adaptability? SM Highlights host Chuck Harold sits down with Bill Cottringer to learn more about leadership, social skills, and communication styles. Also in this episode: Scott Stewart on the threat of foreign fighters returning home and Alan Greggo, CPP, CFE, on retail security resources and best practices.

August 2019: What I've Learned - Honest Leadership and Lifelong Learning

Cathy Lanier, the senior vice president of security for the National Football League (NFL) and former Washington, D.C., chief of police, discusses lifelong learning, mentorship, and honest leadership in this bonus SM podcast, part of a special series on management and leadership from the ASIS Mentoring Committee, part of the ASIS Professional Development Council.

August 2019: Rethinking Business Continuity, Plus Transnational Cybercrime

Brendan Monahan, Chair of the ASIS Crisis Management & Business Continuity Council, breaks down how to keep increasingly complex businesses rolling when crises hit. Plus Michael Breslin of LexisNexis Risk Solutions outlines current trends in transnational cybercrime and investigations.

July 2019 Bonus: How Culture Affects Organizational Resiliency

Malcolm Reid, CPP, explains how security professionals can embed resiliency within the culture of the organization to remain adaptive, robust, and agile. Read more about how culture influences resiliency in the July issue's News & Trends department here:

July 2019: Border Security Burnout, Plus Modern Management and Leadership

Jason Piccolo, CPP, stops by to discuss hiring and retention crises for border patrol agents and what surprising change can be made to help mitigate burn out. Also, Mark Tarallo of Security Management discusses modern leadership qualities.

June 2019: Hospitals and Hurricanes, Plus Executive Protection Assessments

How do hospitals handle hurricanes? Keith McGlen, CPP, CHPA, stops by to discuss how Houston healthcare organizations subscribe to a philosophy of preparedness. Plus, Wesley Bull of Sentinel Resource Group outlines potential conflicts of interest and entanglement risk in executive protection programs.

May 2019: Building an Enterprise Security Program, Plus GDPR Fines

When building a global security program, flexibility is the secret sauce, says Don Taussig, CPP, director of global security services at Land O’Lakes, Inc. Plus, Andrea Limbago, chief social scientist at Virtu, stops by to break down GDPR regulations, loopholes, fines, and how U.S. data privacy regulations compare.

April 2019: Security Leadership, Mentoring, and Career Planning

“Focus on influencing. Because oftentimes what we’re doing, especially in the CSO role, is we are leading leaders.” Joe Olivarez, VP, global security for Jacobs Engineering, discusses leadership and career paths with host Chuck Harold in a special bonus SM Podcast, brought to you by the ASIS Mentoring Committee.

April 2019: School Security After Parkland, Plus Proactive Surveillance Tools

A year after the Parkland shooting, school security remains an ongoing challenge that can’t be solved with legislation and technology alone, says Jason Destein, chairman of the ASIS International School Safety and Security Council. Eddie Sorrells, CPP, PCI, PSP, stops by to explain how security leaders can use surveillance as a proactive tool, not just a forensic one, and to debate the value of analytics versus the human element. Plus, Rose Miller discusses the value of the CPP certification to her career path.

March 2019: The Threat of Incels

March cover story author Steven Crimando stops by to break down the rising threat of Incels and how to recognize people on the path to violence. Plus, James Morris, CPP, discusses the benefits of certification and starting the first ASIS International chapter in Ghana.

February 2019: Career, Management

Host Chuck Harold talks with Basil Steele about his long tenure in security engineering at SANDIA National Labs. Steele offers advice for thriving in a meaningful career for more than three decades. The February podcast also includes the first of a special series on management and leadership from the ASIS Mentoring Committee, part of the ASIS Professional Development Council.

January 2019: School Security, Security Officers

ASIS Book of the Year author Steve Van Till, president and CEO of Brivo, stops by to discuss his award-winning book. Plus, school security with Mo Canady, executive director of the National Association of School Resource Officers.

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