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Get certified in the 'Big Easy' April 30
Don't miss this opportunity to obtain your Certified Security Consultant (CSC) at the Annual Conference in New Orleans. This is the only certification of its kind in our profession and carries with it the body of knowledge to further enhance your credentials to clients and expertise in court as an expert.
This new addition to the annual conference allows you to attend the dynamic conference program and activities and take the test exam to become certified. We will go over the basic information contained in the exam and proctor the exam for members and nonmembers wishing to get certified in this setting. And you can get a Hurricane drink afterwards!
You can obtain more information on this unique opportunity by visiting the following link or contacting email@example.com.
New this year: Publications display in New Orleans
Are you published in articles or as a book author in security or consulting areas?
Here is a great opportunity to display your published books, papers, articles or studies at the IAPSC Conference in New Orleans. We will have a location at the main registration and conference desk to display your publication along with your business cards or flyers to other members, attendees and our sponsors.
We cannot sell them for you if there is a price, but this is a great marketing and networking opportunity to show off and market your talents.
Please bring them with you to the conference. Don't forget to bring plenty of your business cards for our networking events too.
If you are interested in getting published don't miss the session panel "Getting Published" at 9:20 a.m. April 29.
Welcome new IAPSC member: Richard Morman, CPP
Richard Morman is a 32-year law enforcement veteran. He has been with The Ohio State University Police Division for 26 years and is currently the Deputy Chief of Police.
Richard is board certified in security management as a Certified Protection Professional through the American Society of Industrial Security in addition to being a certified Personal Protection Specialist through the Executive Protection Institute.
Richard has vast special event security planning and management experience including, planning, managing and serving as the Incident Commander for events ranging from collegiate football games with attendance of 105,000 spectators, to other smaller events.
IAPSC member Randy Atlas contributes to article on active shooters and building security
An armed intruder approaches your building — what kind of resistance will they encounter?
Effective access control, automated communication and rehearsed emergency plans are your best defenses against workplace violence. These measures may not prevent an aggressor from entering your building, but they will create necessary delays in a situation where every second counts.
Treat your building as a security tool, not a potential tragedy scene. It's time to bring facilities management to the table in our national conversation about mass shootings.
IAPSC founder Chuck Sennewald's book 'Security Consulting' receives review from ASIS Dynamics and on SecurityManagement.com
"'Security Consulting, Fourth Edition' provides an excellent blueprint for those seeking to use the skills, knowledge and experience gained in the many years of their security profession to transition into the competitive arena of security consulting. This is a welcome enhancement of the previous editions and yet stands on its own as a current, valuable tool to assist anyone attempting to succeed in security consulting."
IAPSC member John White published in Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
Security expert John M. White, CPP, CHPA, president/CEO of Protection Management, LLC, was recently published in the Journal of Healthcare Protection Management publication (Volume 30, Number 1) in an article titled "HIPPA Compliance for Vendors and Suppliers."
Every leader must be a change agent or face extinction
In a workplace infused with top down, hierarchical, departmental silos, change management is the new requirement for leadership success. With a market comprised of fickle consumers and workplaces brimming with employee identity crises, leadership success requires more patience, poise, and time-to-think — and the ability to seamlessly connect the dots of opportunity. The marketplace requirements to compete are evolving so quickly that leadership is struggling to stay ahead of the course; unsuccessful efforts to be proactive and sustain organizational readiness will come at an extremely high cost. As such, the demand for leadership that is willing and capable of tackling change management head-on — already in short supply — is at a premium.
Adding badges to save budgets in local governments
Like every public administration, managing ID/access badges in municipal security comes with significant challenges that include organizational changes, continually shifting economic factors, regulatory compliance and emerging technologies and best practices.
Manufacturers move to the cloud
Manufacturers have one thing in common — they need to make themselves hassle free from a supply chain, distribution and services point of view. Many manufacturers are looking to cloud computing to improve their process, supply chain management, R&D as well as front and back office functions.
The pressure on manufacturers to improve accuracy and process speed is relentless, says Richard Vester, director of EOH Cloud Solutions. "Fast-paced product life cycles and short time-to-market schedules are no longer the exception these days, they are the rule. In a competitive market place, being the first to deliver is the difference between thriving and closing doors."
Shedding light on Sandy Hook
The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012, was the country's deadliest shooting at a primary school. The question of why someone would perpetrate such a brutal attack still looms large for school security professionals, who must prepare for possible active shooter events. In an attempt to shed light on these difficult issues, the Connecticut State Attorney's Office released a report in November detailing the findings from an ongoing investigation of the shooting.
Study: More than 90 percent of surveillance deployments involve IT departments
As the convergence of IT and physical security has accelerated in recent years, it should come as little to surprise that IT managers are having a greater influence these days on security purchasing decisions. In fact, according to the results of a study conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group on behalf of Axis Communications, 91 percent of organizations currently using video surveillance technology reported that their IT department manages or supports these deployments. Just three years ago, however, just 52 percent of video surveillance deployments were supported by IT.
Mindfulness in managing risk
By Dr. David Hillson
Mindfulness has its roots in Eastern religion. It is also used therapeutically to treat a variety of psychological conditions, as well as in coaching to encourage excellence in healthy people. Used properly, mindfulness can also make our risk management more effective. Being mindful means bringing your complete attention to your current experience on a moment-to-moment basis, being aware of everything in your surroundings, acknowledging what is there and accepting it as valid. So how can this help us to manage risk better?
Academic paper suggests additional airport security not 'sensible'
A new academic paper released recently suggests that additional security measures to protect airports are not "sensible expenditures" because the likelihood of an attack is low. The paper, "Cost-benefit analysis of airport security: Are airports too safe?" was published in the March issue of the Journal of Air Transport Management. It assessed the risks and cost-effectiveness of security measures designed to protect airport terminals and associated facilities, such as car parks, from terrorist attacks in the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific area.
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