For the first time since 2008 or so when crime decreased yearly, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced an estimated 5.8 million violent victimizations and 17.1 million property victimizations, in both cases a significant jump, based on data from the annual National Crime Victimization Survey.
At the Clery Center's 25th Anniversary Event, speakers discussed a variety of topics, including sexual violence reporting on campuses, threat assessments and knocking down the "cylinders of excellence" (aka silos) in organizations.
Who did you meet at ASIS International last week? Between the editors, publisher and sales department of Security magazine, we walked the show floor a hundred times over and probably still didn’t get to everyone. But, just to be thorough, here’s the rundown of who I met at ASIS, and what we’re looking forward to for the rest of the year.
This week members of the OSAC leadership and RISC teams again found themselves on the road. They converged on Philadelphia together with thousands other security-focused professionals for the 58th Annual ASIS International Seminar. David Schnorbus, Executive Director; Peter Ford, Deputy-Executive Director; Anna Rapp, Jennifer Hardwick, and Jacqueline Schools of our RISC team – and I – greeted interested attendees who passed by our OSAC booth.
Schools, businesses and enterprises across the world have experienced a paradigm shift since the terrorist attacks on Paris and Belgium. As active shooters and terrorists get more creative in choosing and evaluating softer targets, security leaders are striving to keep their enterprises safe and alert without damaging the culture.