The latest resilience news from around the world

Facility managers say pandemic has increased the importance of physical security in their organizations

According to the new 2021 Brivo Smart Security Trends Report, 75 percent of respondents said the COVID pandemic has increased the importance of physical security in their organizations. Additionally, 60 percent of respondents said they either see a need for immediate cloud-based technology upgrades or are considering it in the near future.

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Mental health: the emerging workforce crisis facing many organizations

A Gartner survey shows how the COVID-19 pandemic may be a catalyst for a large emerging threat facing organizations: the mental health of employees. Gartner surveyed more than 5,000 employees in the fourth quarter of 2020 and found that more than one-quarter of the workforce (29 percent) described itself as depressed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ASIS publishes new Physical Asset Protection Standard

ASIS International has announced the availability of its latest standard. The new Physical Asset Protection Standard replaces and consolidates the Security Management System: Physical Asset Protection and the Facilities Physical Security Measures Guideline.

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Consumer product companies and retailers plan to overhaul their supply chain strategies for better resilience

A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute examining the impact of the past year’s disruption on consumer products and retail (CP&R) supply chains, has found that 66 percent of organizations say their strategy will change significantly in the next 3 years, as they adapt to the pandemic and embed resiliency into their operations.

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