August 2013

The Best Defense

By Laura Spadantua

Schools are exploring ways to increase the odds of survival in an active-shooter situation during the time before police arrive. The traditional lockdown is still being encouraged, but training is evolving to include other components.


What 2012 Terrorism Statistics Reveal

By Sherry Harowitz

A recent report gives details on terrorist attacks worldwide, discusses how terrorist threats have evolved, and notes how governments are responding.


Tips on Crisis Communications

By Laura Spadanuta

Tips on crisis communications, and a look at how a con artist was able to sell fake explosive detectors.



By Cynthia J. Lange

Employers must be aware of the requirements of immigration law, the penalties for violations, and how to create a robust compliance program.

Legal Report

By Teresa Anderson

Courts rule in one case that a person cannot bring a class action suit against a company that inaccurately reported negative findings in a background check, and in another that employees may pursue a lawsuit against their employer to be compensated for time spent in security screening.

Awareness on the Waterfront

By Holly Gilbert

Find out how the Port of Houston, one of the busiest ports in the world, has integrated its security for better situational awareness and incident response.

Education Galore in Chicago

By Ann Longmore-Etheridge

Get a sneak peak at some of the educational sessions that will be on offer at the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Chicago in September.


By Laura Spadanuta

Tips on crisis communications, and a look at how a con artist was able to sell fake explosive detectors.


The Magazine — Past Issues


Intelligence Collection: Who Needs to Know?

By Sherry Harowitz

When it comes to intelligence, what does the government need to have and what does the public have a right to know?


Privacy and Cybersecurity

By Holly Gilbert

As representatives from government and private security hammer out the details of the cybersecurity framework, privacy concerns are moving to the top of the agenda.

Behind the Numbers

By Symantec

Top Cyberattack Targets by Function


Defusing Radical Islam

By Ann Longmore-Etheridge

Sufism might have the power to deradicalize Muslim militants because the peaceful sect adheres to the basics of Islam without the tendency to violence.


A Healthy Access Upgrade

By Teresa Anderson

Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago required a new access control system to provide a secure environment for its employees, patients, and visitors.



By Emergency Film Group; Reviewed by Mayer Nudell

The Emergency Film Group has created a training and familiarization package for government personnel at all levels to learn or review the essentials of NIMS and the related matters associated with emergency response

Balancing Liberty and Security: Human Rights, Human Wrongs

By Kate Moss; Reviewed by Brion P. Gilbride, CPP

The academic work Balancing Liberty and Security explores the tension between international human rights legislation and the parliamentary system of government in the United Kingdom.

Mafias on the Move: How Organized Crime Conquers New Territories

By Federico Varese; Reviewed by Mario Possamai, CPP

Has globalization swept through the world of organized crime? That question has been the subject of a fierce debate among law enforcement experts and criminologists in recent years. Oxford University lecturer Federico Var­ese, a leading theoretician on organized crime, has weighed in with a much more nuanced view.

Innovation, Dual Use, and Security

By Jona­than B. Tucker; Reviewed by Terry L. Wettig, CPP

Assessing the security risks of emerging technologies is no easy task. Compounding the issue is a paradox that many of the things created to benefit human health and welfare are the very things that—without proper safeguards—can be used for hostile intent.

Critical Incident Management: A Complete Response Guide, 2nd Edition

By Vincent Faggiano, John McNall, and Tom Gillespie; Reviewed by Terry V. Culver, CPP

In Critical Incident Management, the authors draw on their long experience in law enforcement and training to create a guide for preventing, dealing with, and mitigating critical incidents including natural disasters, fires, terrorism, and crime.

The Future of Policing: A Practical Guide for Police Managers and Leaders

By Joseph A. Schafer and others; Reviewed by Dr. Brian L. Royster

This well-crafted book, replete with anecdotes, systematically addresses issues such as technology, hiring practices, training, budgets, labor relations, evolving communities, and post 9-11 trends that challenge today’s police departments.

News Media Relations for Law Enforcement Leaders

By Gerald W. Garner; Reviewed by Thomas E. Engells, CPP

Gerald Garner, the chief of police in Greeley, Colorado, is a prolific author, and this latest work is a credible guide through the dangerous and dynamic relationship with the news media.

Hospitality Security: Managing Security in Today’s Hotel, Lodging, Entertainment, and Tour­ism Environment

By Darrell Clifton, CPP; Reviewed by Marianna Perry, CPP

An excellent resource for every security practitioner, Hospitality Security is not just for those working in the hospitality industry. While some of its security topics are specific to the industry, the sections on retail operations, swimming pools, parking facilities, security officers, terrorism, and workplace violence could be applied to other industries as well.


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