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Lehigh Valley Chapter Holiday Gathering 2019

Wed, December 18, 2019

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

Copperhead Grille Allentown

1731 Airport Road

Allentown, PA 18109

Come out and celebrate another successful year and network with your fellow members!

No Charge for Chapter Members, $20 for Guests.

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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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Lehigh Valley School Security Seminar 2019

 

August 13, 2019

I am hopeful that we are moving forward as a community to stop the plague of school violence, particularly mass shootings. This day long training event was attended by almost 150 professionals from education, law enforcement and security who all care deeply about the safety of our chidren and communites. They came from points as far as Harrisburg, Philadelphia and New Jersey to hear the first hand account of the response to Sandy Hook Elementary by Lt. Rich Robinson. He left the crowd speechless!

We were able to deliver this training with the assistance and cooperation of many sponsors and agencies, namely the Department of Homeland Security and County of Lehigh Emergency Management. Special thanks to DeSales University and all of our speakers for sharing this critical information with all of us.

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

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to get any additional information, training or just have a question! 

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

 

Recommended School Violence Prevention and Identification Program Websites

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Lehigh Valley House of Worship Security 2019

 

April 15, 2019

Thank you to everyone for coming out to our House of Worship Security event this past weekend. Special thanks to St. Luke's, CSI and all of our speakers for sharing this critical information with all of us.

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 the resource materials and the seminar survey.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you want to get any additional information, training or just have a question! 

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

 

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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Safety and Security Video's

 

Security Awareness training- Eliminate the "Piggy Backing" In Your Building - Click Here

 

Run,Hide,Fight - Surviving an Active Shooter Event - Click Here

What can you do: DHS Bomb threat training video - Click Here

Stop the Bleed tourniquet training - Click Here

Barriers vs Bollards. Knowing the difference could change the way YOU protect your business - Click Here