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Monthly Meeting of December 2020
Date: Thursday, December 10th
Time: 2:30pm (Presentation starts at 3pm)
Developing Realistic and Meaningful Security and Emergency Response Exercises
Presented by Albert Samano
Highly rated program delivered at 2020 GSX+
This presentation includes case studies for security management practitioners regarding the development of highly realistic and meaningful drills and exercises. Discuss the purposes of exercises and good and bad examples or each. The presentation imparts the following drill/exercise concepts to the participants: the purpose of drills/exercises, exercises as part of a security and emergency management program, the direct and tangible benefits of exercises, characteristics of poorly designed/conducted exercises, the Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP), additional exercise development strategies and best practices. In addition, case studies have been included regarding previously conducted discussion and operations-based exercises. Participants will go back to their organizations armed with the concepts for developing and evaluating more realistic and meaningful drills/exercises.
Covid-19 Resources and Information
ASIS Foundation Research:
Resilience and Recovery After COVID-19
Chapter CPP Review Course
Sacramento, CA Chapter is currently holding a CPP Review Course.
Contact their Chair Robert Natoli, CPP, PSP for information.
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SCHOLARSHIP, GRANT, AND AWARD OPPORTUNITIES
Security Scholarship and Grant Opportunities: Applications are Open!
Apply now! The ASIS Foundation offers security scholarships and grants that support our Chapters and help individuals achieve their career goals in security certification and security education. Applications are open until 30 April.
ASIS presents awards to raise awareness of the outstanding work being done in the security management field. Through our chapter and certification awards, we recognize the creative programs, projects and initiatives taking place at the local level.
to the Lehigh Valley chapter members for
earning an ASIS Certification in 2020
Dennis E. Ferrell, CPP
George DeAngelo, CPP
Charles F. Thiel, CPP
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
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.
**Student Members receive free registration to GSX+
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.
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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