Site Map - Physical Security

Leave the LEDs On

-  As companies seek to cut their energy consumption, security embraces LED technology to keep the lights on longer for a lower cost.


-  A new Congressional Research Service report finds that high-voltage transformers, which carry 60 to 70 percent of the nation’s electricity, are vulnerable to terrorist attack. Physical Security of the U.S. Power Grid: High-Voltage Transformer Substations reports that such an attack could have catastrophic consequences.  

Supply Chain Security: A Comprehensive Approach

- Author Arthur Arway brings the reader into the world of supply chain security by looking at the why, the what, and the how in Supply Chain Security: A Comprehensive Approach.

Morning Security Brief: More Protests in Ukraine, Hunt for Missing Plane Costliest in History, And More

- Protests continue in three eastern Ukrainian cities but police are able to regain control of one government building occupied by pro-Russian protestors. NBC News reports the hunt for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 is on track to become the costliest search effort in aviation history. A GAO report reveals that six government agencies' assessments of physical security standards are not in line with DHS guidelines.

The Complete Guide to Physical Security

- This book would be a great reference for shift supervisors and junior security managers and is a good introduction to physical security concepts.

Effective Physical Security, Fourth Edition

- Traditional areas and issues of physical security are addressed, such as defensible space and crime prevention through environmental design.

Case Study

- New panic buttons help hospital security guards respond more quickly to violent incidents.

New Ways to Manage Risk

- With the push for utilities to adopt an IT-based form of risk management called Governance-Risk-Compliance, the question is whether it can be adapted to physical security.

Morning Security Brief: Navy Yard Shooter Had Pattern of Misconduct, ACLU Releases Report on FBI Abuse of Power, And More

- Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis acted alone and has a record of abusing firearms, the ACLU has released a report on the FBI's abuse of power after 9-11, and Colorado's oil and gas infrastructure has been damaged by the region's floods.

ASIS 2012 Seminar Showcase


Morning Security Brief: Earthquakes in Iran, Identity Theft, U.S. Pressuring Swiss Banks, and More

- Earthquakes in Iran kill hundreds. Identity thieves stealing information to orchestrate fake marriages. The U.S. wants Swiss banks to divulge names of Americans hiding money. And more.

Securing a Sanctuary

- A Department of Homeland Security grant helps a targeted religious group secure its house of worship.

Blurring Military and Police Roles

- Blurring Military and Police Roles is a fascinating collection of scholarly essays on this subject from both the police and military points of view, as well as from historical, organizational, and operational perspectives.

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