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The Successful Security Leader: Strategies for Success

- Harold Grimsley, CPP, has written a short but highly effective narrative of his experiences rising through the ranks of the security profession to become director of security for three major corporations.

Operational Mid-Level Management for Police, 4th Edition

- Author John Coleman, a retired major from a large metropolitan police department, provides the reader with solid information about leadership, especially as it relates to the decision-making process. Moreover, he addresses the relevant managerial issues that supervisors must be aware of to adeptly perform their responsibilities.

The Hive Mind And Universal Consciousness

- How companies are accessing the hive mind.

Introduction to Security, Ninth Edition

- This primer surveys the diverse components that make up a security function. It begins with the history of the industry, the role of security, career opportunities, security education, and the impact of the terrorist attacks of 9-11.

Industry News

- The first ASIS Diamond Club Security Buyers Forum brings security professionals and solutions providers together, and Loye A. Manning, CPP, PSP, is profiled.

Assessing the State of the Security Industry

- A new comprehensive report prepared jointly by ASIS International and the Institute of Finance and Management provides the first big-picture look at the industry in more than 25 years.  

The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: Why We Lie to Everyone, Especially Ourselves

- Easy-to-read and often humorous, Dan Ariely’s The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty is highly relevant for security managers, notwithstanding its breezy style. Readers will come away with an understanding of the drivers of dishonesty and how to restructure the environment for better security.

Morning Security Brief: Google Privacy Director Steps Down, Russia Blocks Social Media, and Public Safety Call Centers Attacked

- Google's privacy director says she's stepping down, the Russian governmnet blocks content on Facebook and Twitter, and the FBI and DHS say Telephone Denial of Service attacks on on the rise at public safety call centers.

Morning Security Brief: Lessons from Storm Debris, Firearms and Domestic Violence, and More

- A study recently published online by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society looks at the path taken by blown debris from storms that struck the southeastern United States on April 27, 2011. The New York Times reports about the implications of letting those charged with domestic violence keep firearms. And more.


- How two no-cost moves can promote security to a seat at the big table.

Industry News

- The CSO Roundtable has joined with management groups to publish a paper exploring the role of CSOs in corporations, and Jere Peltonen, CPP, PCI, PSP, is profiled.  

How to Recruit and Retain Quality Security Employees

- The keys to success are to know how to attract and interview candidates and then how to engender loyalty among those who join the team.

Morning Security Brief: Cory Booker Supports Security Guard Unions, Polygraph Expansion, Earthquake in Japan, and More

- Mayor Cory Booker supports collective bargaining for security workers. The federal government is expanding its use of polygraphs to weed out employees who could leak sensitive information. A 7.0 earthquake hits Japan, tsunami warning lifted. And more.

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