Theft, fraud, and losses cost the retail industry $61.7 billion in 2019, according to the annual National Retail Security Survey conducted by the National Retail Federation. To help combat this trend, the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) and ASIS International have teamed up to develop the new Essentials of Retail Asset Protection Certificate.
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The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has had a major impact on the security and business continuity of organizations around the globe. In light of the outbreak, ASIS has curated useful resources for security professionals.
In the West Africa Ebola outbreak of 2014–2016, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) played a pivotal role in disease prevention. Teams of volunteers provided treatment and care, as well as burying victims of the disease, preventing as many as 10,500 additional cases, IFRC estimates. However, where there is money being spent on crisis response, there is opportunity for fraudsters to take action.
As an ASIS member, you know the value your membership brings you. Whether it is local, regional, or global connections, staying informed on the latest industry trends, or taking your career to the next level, ASIS is there for you. But you are vital to our success. And ASIS can achieve greater membership growth when we can tap into your network, reaching member prospects to join our global member community we might not otherwise have access to.
This month we kick off our annual 15 for 12 member recruitment campaign. Individuals who join now gain three free months of membership and will enjoy all the great benefits and resources that membership provides through 2021. If you can share your story to one colleague of how ASIS membership helps you and encourage them to join ASIS, we will move into 2021 stronger together. We appreciate your help and thank you!
34 New Ways to Grow Your Industry Connections
ASIS Subject Area Communities open new ways for members to connect with their industry peers for helpful resources and discussions around the professional concerns that matter the most to them.
There’s a community for every line of work in the security profession—from Executive Protection to Banking and Financial Services; from Information Technology Security to Petrochemical Security. In these communities, members can ask questions, share insights, find resources, and build valuable connections.
Affordable, Flexible, Convenient
Whether you choose to prepare on your own or join a group of peers to study together, ASIS offers a wealth of resources to help you prepare. Mix and match from various delivery formats to fit your schedule and learning style.
- Reference Materials
- Certification Review Courses
- Flash Cards and more
Certified Protection Professional (CPPⓇ)
The Certified Protection Professional (CPP) is considered the "gold standard" for security management professionals. This certification validates your knowledge in all areas of security management. Eligibility requirements include 7-9 years of security experience and 3 years in responsible charge of a security function.
Associate Protection Professional (APP)
The Associate Protection Professional (APP) designation provides the first "rung" on the security manager's career ladder. It is for those with 1-4 years of security management experience and measures the professional’s knowledge of security management fundamentals, business operations, risk management, and response management.
*The APP Certification was supported in part by a grant from the ASIS Foundation.
Professional Certified Investigator (PCIⓇ)
The Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) certification provides demonstrable proof of an individual's knowledge and experience in case management, evidence collection, and preparation of reports and testimony to substantiate findings. Requirements include a high school diploma or GED equivalent and five years of investigations experience, with at least two years in case management.
Physical Security Professional (PSPⓇ)
The Physical Security Professional (PSP) demonstrates your knowledge in physical security assessments, application, design, and integration of physical security systems, and implementation of security measures. Eligibility requirements include a high school diploma, GED equivalent, or associate degree AND six years of progressive experience in the physical security field OR a Bachelor's degree or higher AND four years of progressive experience in the physical security field.
Paul Case’s career in security began when he was in high school—he served as a bouncer at the age of 16. By the time he entered university, he was qualified to be hired in leadership and supervisory roles.
He discovered ASIS International while researching best practices for security management. As he puts it, “I like to be good at what I do."
““Certification has allowed me to take industry best practices and apply them directly to the work I am tasked with doing. Certification has given me the foundation on which to build security programs and the tools with which I adjust those programs to meet new challenges.”
Learn more about the new ASIS strategic plan which includes a heightened focus on:
Achieving recognition for the profession
Accelerating digital transformation
Elevating the Security Function to Influence Organizational Success
Serving Global Needs
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.
Criminals Eye Supply Chains for Weak Links
By Claire Meyer
Global lockdowns forced supply chains to hit the brakes. Cargo thieves hit the gas.
After the COVID-19 pandemic struck, shipping and supply chains ground to a halt, and so did cargo theft and supply chain crime rates in the wake of national lockdown measures and stay-at-home orders. As countries lifted restrictions, however, industry experts warned that supply chain theft would soon return with a vengeance.
Also In This Issue
▪ How to Protect an Election
▪ Career Moves: Do Security Leaders Need Law Enforcement Backgrounds?
▪ Safety on the Line
▪ EU Targets Money Laundering and Terror Financing
▪ The Dissolution of Privacy Shield Sows Doubt
▪ Bonded Labor Threatens Supply Chains