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The GSX 2019 Call for Presentations is Now OPEN!

Are you a trailblazer of security innovation? An expert in security management practice? Share your expertise and experience when the security world gathers in Chicago this 8-12 September for Global Security Exchange 2019—the industry's flagship event. Proposals are due 31 January.

ASIS Europe 2019

ASIS Europe 2019 - From Risk to Resilience
27-29 March, Rotterdam, NL

In today’s world of rapid, interconnected change, and shifting perceptions of risk and value, access to quality education and a trusted network is more vital than ever.

The ASIS Europe 2019 program will explore how our cities are evolving, critical and emerging risks, technology as a friend and foe, and much more.

With more than 50 educational sessions focused on securing innovation and competitive advantage, and 11 hours of dedicated networking time, this will be another exceptional event.

Don’t forget that the best rates for the Leadership pass end on 20 December!

Get Certified!

Certified Protection Professional (CPPⓇ)

Board certification in security management. Demonstrates your knowledge and competency in seven key domains of security. Globally recognized as the standard of excellence for security management professionals.

Physical Security Professional (PSPⓇ)

Board certification in physical security. Demonstrates your knowledge in physical security assessments, application, design, and integration of physical security systems, and implementation of security measures.

Introducing the Associate Protection Professional (APP)

The Associate Protection Professional (APP) designation is intended for those with 1-4 years of security management experience. The exam will measure the professional’s knowledge of security management fundamentals, business operations, risk management, and response management. 

ASIS will beta test the new exam between 11 December and 15 February (prior to its official launch in 2019). The deadline for applications to take the beta exam is extended to 15 January 2019—and the fee is only $100 for both members and nonmembers.

Reference Material

Reference Materials

The publications listed below comprise the recommended APP reference materials, which include five Standards and three volumes from the ASIS Protection of Assets. ASIS offers the following individually or in bundles.

Five Standards

  • Security Management Standard: Physical Asset Protection
  • Security and Resilience in Organizations and their​ Supply Chains - Requirements with Guidance
  • Investigations
  • Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Standard
  • Risk Assessment

Protection of Assets Volumes

  • Protection of Assets: Security Management
  • Protection of Assets: Crisis Management
  • Protection of Assets: Information Security

ASIS offers three pricing bundles for the APP:

APP Standards Bundle

Protection of Assets Bundle for the APP Certification

APP Complete Reference Set


New CPP Online Review

Covering all seven (7) domains in the CPP body of knowledge, this new online course is an exceptional tool for reviewing each key topic area and identifying knowledge gaps where you may want to focus further study. Features include:

  • New, easy to use format
  • Enhanced learning elements
  • Expanded reference resources

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Certificant Spotlight

Nikhilesh Sharma, CPP, PCI, PSP

Whether it’s baseball, horse racing, or certifications—the Triple Crown is a rare accomplishment. Fewer than 200 security professionals worldwide have completed the ASIS board certification Triple Crown. Nikhilesh Sharma, CPP, PCI, PSP, earned them all in just 18 months.

“Your certification is an investment in your future. Reach out to local ASIS chapters, and, if possible, keep in touch with a mentor. Do not give up. Stick to your daily work schedule, and it will only be a matter of time before you have the certifications under your belt."

Classroom programs

Featured program

ASIS Assets Protection Course™: Principles of Security (APC I) 25-28 February 2019 – Savannah, GA

Advancing your career in security demands you possess a rock-solid fundamental knowledge of the profession's universal principles. Reinforce your foundation with APC I, a program designed for both new and seasoned practitioners. You will gain a broad strategic overview of key security principles and targeted best practices for thriving in the security profession.

Discuss strategies with your peers, learn today's innovative techniques, and identify methods to keep your career path on the rise.​ Especially beneficial to those new to the field

Earn up to 23 CPE CREDITS

ASIS Foundation

The ASIS Foundation supports our members through education, research, and providing scholarship and award opportunities to deserving professionals. Learn more about current initiatives and how you can contribute. 


ASIS Members are entitled to one (1) free download of each standard and guideline—a $2,500 member benefit.

The free member download is for personal use only; not for resale. No part of the publication may be copied, reproduced, duplicated or distributed, in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the copyright owner.

Security Management

In This Issue: Battlefield In The Mind 

Following the spike in terrorism activity and related convictions over the past two decades, a new national security challenge is rapidly approaching: the release of dozens of terrorists from prisons around the world. Sentencing those involved in extremist activity is notoriously challenging. It often relies on unrelated criminal convictions or the charge of providing material support to a terrorist organization, which results in sentences of 13 years on average. This means that those convicted in the years following 9/11 are approaching their release date.​