IFSECInsider-Logo-Square-23

Author Bio ▼

IFSEC Insider, formerly IFSEC Global, is the leading online community and news platform for security and fire safety professionals.
September 8, 2023

Sign up to free email newsletters

Download

Whitepaper: Multi-residential access management – The move to digital

security news

Crisis management book wins 2023 ASIS Security Industry Book of the Year Award

The book, called Code Black: 50 Lessons in Crisis Management for Effective Leadership by Glenn C. Schoen, was selected by judges for covering “fundamentals” in crisis and security management. 

The winner is selected by a panel of ASIS members who review member-authored titles using criteria including relevancy to today’s security threats, importance of the subject in the field, and the uniqueness of the coverage of a new security concept, idea, or technology.

Kevin Cassidy, Professor in the security, fire, and emergency management department at John Jay College said “Code Black: 50 Lessons in Crisis Management for Effective Leadership could not have been published at a better time.

“It discusses fundamentals of crisis management, security management, risk management, and how businesses and government agencies deal with conflict in today’s turbulent times. Author Glenn Schoen highlights various topics, including the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on society, individuals’ perception of security and safety, employees’ sense of workplace safety, economics, and the supply chain crisis.”


Further reading: Crisis management and terrorist attacks: Planning for the worst


“Shared goal for the future”

Cassidy went on to add, “Whether crises are manmade or because of natural disasters, they are occurring more frequently and with greater intensity, straining resources and challenging community and organizational resilience. How does society plan for and alleviate risks and hazards and manage the response and recovery efforts when an emergency or disaster strikes?

“There is not an easy answer to this puzzling question. Schoen suggests that crises have seven characteristics, each offering a context for managing them. He goes on to explain how these characteristics lay the foundation to manage a crisis.”

Previous ASIS Book of the Year winners include:

  • 2022: Principles of Emergency Management Operations Centers (EOC), Michael J. Fagel, Ph.D., CEM, Rick C. Mathews, MS, NRP (ret.) and J. Howard Murphy, PhD, FacEM, CEM, NRP
  • 2021: Critical Infrastructure Risk Assessment: The Definitive Threat Identification and Threat Reduction Handbook by Ernie Hayden, PSP
  • 2020: Strategic Security: Forward Thinking for Successful Executives, Jean Perois, CPP
  • 2019: Soft Target Hardening: Protecting People from Attack (2nd Edition), Jennifer Hesterman, PhD.
  • 2018: The Five Technological Forces Disrupting Security, Steve Van Till
  • 2017: Managing Critical Incidents and Large-Scale Event Security, Eloy Nuñez and Ernest G. Vendrell, CPP
  • 2016: Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasure Selection (2nd Edition), Thomas L. Norman, CPP, PSP
  • 2015: Soft Target Hardening: Protecting People from Attack (1st Edition), Jennifer Hesterman, Ph.D.
  • 2014: Crisis Management and Emergency Planning: Preparing for Today’s Challenges, Michael J. Fagel, Ph.D.

Listen to the IFSEC Insider podcast!

Each month, the IFSEC Insider (formerly IFSEC Global) Security in Focus podcast brings you conversations with leading figures in the physical security industry. Covering everything from risk management principles and building a security culture, to the key trends ahead in tech and initiatives on diversity and inclusivity, the podcast keeps security professionals up to date with the latest hot topics in the sector.

Available online, and on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts, tune in for an easy way to remain up to date on the issues affecting your role.

IFSECInsiderPodcastLogo

Related Topics

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments