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Lehigh Valley House of Worship Security 2020

 

January 18, 2020

We are exploring the possibility of hosting another House of Worship Security event this year and would like to get feedback from interested members or anyone wishing to attend. We have been approached by different organizations to hold another event. If you are interested, please sign up for our mailing list and contact the chapter chair by email at chair@lehighvalleyasis.org. 

We hope that everyone will put the valuable information to practice so that we may keep each other safe!

Please keep an eye out for the emails containing seminar information and sponsorship opportunities. 

 

Scott H. Gwinn, Chair - ASIS Lehigh Valley Chapter     Email: chair@lehighvalleyasis.org

Women in Security

The Lehigh Valley chapter is organizing a Women in Security committee. The aim is to provide mentoring for women in the profession to help them grow and succeed. Topics explored will be diversity, leadership, personal marketing, career growth, security world, and more. 

For more information contact the chapter Women In Security Liaison, Paula Otis, CPP at paula_otis@glic.com

Student Members

Do you know college student interested in a career in security or criminal justice? ASIS is a great place to learn, network and find a mentor! Contact an executive board member for information.

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ASIS Releases New Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) Guideline

It’s time to disrupt the old security model. We can no longer just “do” security.

Alexandria, VA (September 6, 2019)—ASIS International, the world’s largest association of security management professionals, released its Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) Guideline, which takes a different approach to traditional security. The new guideline is the first strategic security management tool of its kind, elevating the security function by establishing a partnership between security professionals and business leaders to manage security risks.

The objective of ESRM is to identify, evaluate, and mitigate the likelihood and/or impact of security risks to the organization with priority given to protective activities that help enable the organization to advance its overall mission. ESRM positions the security professional as a trusted advisor to help guide asset owners through the process of making security risk management decisions.

“We’re very proud to provide this foundational tool to ASIS members—and the security industry at-large—to help guide them through adoption of ESRM within their organizations” said David R. Feeney, CPP, PMP, Chairman of the ASIS ESRM Guideline Technical Committee.

ESRM recommends that security professionals maintain an understanding of the organization’s overall strategy, including its mission and vision, core values, operating environment, and stakeholders. Understanding this context will enable security professionals to effectively support and align with the organization’s strategic goals.

The new guideline further outlines how the ESRM Cycle is built on a foundation of transparency, governance, partnership with stakeholders, and holistic risk management. By continually repeating the ESRM Cycle, security professionals can bring ESRM practice to maturity and maintain high performance over time.

“We remain committed to the global development of ESRM, and the release of our ESRM Guideline demonstrates the ASIS Board of Director’s ongoing support to formalize ESRM globally,” said Tim McCreight, ASIS Global Board sponsor of the ESRM Initiative.

Security professionals can learn more about ESRM during the Introduction to Enterprise Security Risk Management classroom program on September 8 at McCormick Place in Chicago—the convening place of Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019.

ASIS members receive free digital access to the new ESRM Guideline at https://www.asisonline.org/publications--resources/standards--guidelines/esrm-guideline. Nonmembers may purchase a softcover or read-only copy of the Guideline online in the ASIS Store

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House of Worship Security Resources

DHS Hometown Security: https://www.dhs.gov/hometown-security

 

See Something, Send Something: https://www.psp.pa.gov/Pages/See-Something-Send-Something.aspx

 

Resources to Protect your House of Worship: https://www.fema.gov/faith-resources

 

Safeguarding Houses of Worship: https://www.justnet.org/resources/Houses_of_Worship.html

 

Secure Community Network: https://securecommunitynetwork.org/resources/institutional-safety-and-security-library/houses-of-worship

 

Ready.gov Active Shooter Resources (including link to Run, Hide, Fight video):  https://www.ready.gov/active-shooter

 

Texas State University Avoid, Deny, Defend Active Shooter video:  http://www.avoiddenydefend.org/

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