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Welcome to GSX+ 2020!

As GSX+ 2020 comes to a close today, we take a look back at some of this week’s highlights and look forward to the future of the profession. Author and Modern War Institute senior fellow Max Brooks joins to discuss zombies and crisis management, we check in with volunteer leaders and scholarship winners, and security leaders refocus on achieving their personal success in 2021 and beyond.

Legal Report

A U.S. state supreme court found that Wisconsin’s governor overstepped in issuing a month-long extension of stay-at-home orders in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Disease Outbreak Security Resources

Disease Outbreak Security Resources

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has had a major impact on the security and business continuity of organizations around the globe. In light of the outbreak, ASIS has curated useful resources for security professionals.

Hasty COVID-19 Responses Open Windows for Corruption

In the West Africa Ebola outbreak of 2014–2016, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) played a pivotal role in disease prevention. Teams of volunteers provided treatment and care, as well as burying victims of the disease, preventing as many as 10,500 additional cases, IFRC estimates. However, where there is money being spent on crisis response, there is opportunity for fraudsters to take action.

ASIS Member Appreciation Month

Adapting to the Future of Utility Security

Convergence in Utility Security

In considering future trends and demands, focus on four key areas to increase adaptability enough no matter what lies beyond the horizon. In this article, Doug Powell, CPP, PSP, explains how adaptability leads to innovation in utilities security and beyond.

Book Review: Security Management for Healthcare, by Bernard Scaglione, CPP

"Working in healthcare security for 25 years, I know that approval for security budget dollars is more challenging than ever. Scaglione offers advanced techniques on how to better focus security efforts without inflating budgets," writes reviewer Scott A. Hill, CPP. 

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Throughout the month of March, ASIS International is celebrating its members by offering prizes, free content, and special savings on ASIS professional development resources. Security Management especially thanks the ASIS members who contribute articles, review books, and write new content for the security industry. 

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Magnificent Manager, Compelling Coach

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   Coaching is a crucial function of managing. Every effective leader must be able to do it well. Such is the philosophy of Cherissa Newton, coauthor of the book Coaching for Results and a leadership expert at the Center for Management and Organizational Effectiveness (CMOE). It’s also the view held by many seasoned security managers like David Barton, the chief information security officer at Stellar Cyber, who previously served as director of security for AT&T and corporate security group manager for Sprint over his long management career.
   “Hopefully as a leader, you realize sooner rather than later that being a good coach to your team is part of being a good manager,” Barton says. “You can’t have one without the other.”

Security Management Magazine

September 2020 Issue

September 2020 CoverCorporate Resilience: How to Anticipate Mass Protest and Disruption
By Michael Center and Dieter Arendt

    The world is entering a decade of rage, unrest, and shifting geopolitical sands. Security leaders need to understand the factors behind mass protests to accurately predict them and mitigate their effects.
     “Mass protest” is a complex term, taking on different meanings depending on the environment. It does not equal violent protest; however, the potential for morphing quickly into violence is real. Understanding how a mass protest may manifest in a certain environment will greatly improve resilience planning.

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Food Defense and the Insider Threat

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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. 

Online, Bullying Risks Build Up

Students are under ever-increasing pressure to perform academically, to navigate complex social scenes in school and online, and to keep safe.

Pennsylvania’s new Safe 2 Say Something school threat reporting system generated more than 23,000 tips in its first six months of operation, with submissions via mobile app, website, and tip line. Most reports were not about threats of violence toward schools or other people. Instead, bullying, self-harm, and suicide were the most common concerns brought forward.

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Automated Alerts on the Rise

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, investments were being made to advance autonomous technologies to make business processes—and life in general—more efficient and environmentally friendly.
With the rise of the coronavirus, however, came even more interest in using and developing these technologies to limit human interaction and the spread of disease.

Check out this month's issue of Security Technology.

Sneak Peek: The March Issue

A Contagious Crisis

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  New research finds that the world is not prepared to prevent or respond to a global pandemic. But lessons learned from previous outbreaks can help address vulnerability gaps.
   Learn more about security's role in pandemic and epidemic preparedness and response in the March issue of Security Management.

Focus on Active Assailant

Active Assailant, Unarmed Officer

Active shooter attacks often end when the perpetrator is apprehended or killed by law enforcement, or when the attacker commits suicide—rarely do assailants run or escape. Having security guards onsite may mitigate the chances of an attack, but this type of embedded response is no guarantee that the attacker will be deterred or stopped.

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Breaking News

New York City Blackout Officials of Con Edison, which operates the city’s power grid, said there was “a significant electrical transmission disturbance” at 6:47 p.m. on Saturday that left 72,000 of its customers on the West Side of Manhattan without power until late into the night. But they provided scant insight into the underlying cause of the failure, which came on the 42nd anniversary of one of the most infamous blackouts in the city’s history.

Focus on Cybersecurity

Seeking SMS Authentication Alternatives

Mobile device security; banking, finance, and insurance (industry)

Multifactor authentication based on SMS-delivered codes has been successful in preventing phishing attacks in many cases. But on 17 September 2019, the FBI issued a Private Industry Notification warning cybersecurity professionals that the Bureau had seen cyber actors circumventing multifactor authentication through social engineering and technical attacks.

Thank You!

Security Management especially thanks the ASIS members who contribute articles, review books, and write new content for the security industry. 

Article: Shelter From the Storm

Although Houston hospitals anticipate rough weather during “hurricane season” every year, recent major storms that caused catastrophic flooding for the Gulf Coast area tested regional healthcare providers’ emergency preparedness and organizational resiliency. Learn more about the vital role healthcare security teams play before, during, and after massive storms in this article from Elhadji Sarr, CPP, and Keith McGlen, CPP, CHPA.