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GSX Session Spotlight – Business Continuity: Preparing for the Aftermath of an Active Shooter Incident

Many businesses are not ready for the aftermath of an active shooter incident, which will affect their very existence. Fatalities and victims are just the beginning. Employers may face cases of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); lawsuits from victims and family members; lawyers luring victims to file suits because of weak or non-existent workplace policies, procedures, and training; and a damaged reputation that will follow the business forever. Realizing that long-lasting effects of an incident cannot be handed over to law enforcement is a compelling reason to get serious about continuity planning.

ASIS HQ Closed for Memorial Day

Our ASIS International headquarters will close Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day. ASIS will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 (Monday – Friday from 9am to 5pm EST). For assistance, please send an email to or leave a voicemail at +1.703.519.6200. Response time will vary due to our official closure, and we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.


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23-27 September 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas | Nevada

Global Security Exchange (formerly the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits), unites the full spectrum of security for one powerful global event. GSX is the world-class education, innovative solutions, and industry-leading networking you need—multiplied.

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Critical Systems Protection: Lessons Learned from Cyber-Physical Security Assessments | 11 July 2018, 15:00 – 16:00 ET

The internet-connected camera systems, access control systems, elevators, etc. at high-risk facilities have opened an alternate access point for hostile actors to carry out an attack. DHS’ Federal Protective Service (FPS) has incorporated a tiered approach to assessing the cyber and physical security risks to its facilities.

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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.

Certificant Spotlight

Douglas Beaver, CPP

Douglas Beaver, CPP, was a police officer with the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland, when he started his own security and investigations services business on the side. As the business grew, he eventually had to choose between continuing in law enforcement or embarking on the entrepreneurial path. He took the leap.

“I realized that I needed more than simply business experience to compete for senior level positions within the security industry. I needed a gold standard certification that would demonstrate my knowledge and competency to prospective employers. Unlike any other security industry accreditation that I’ve seen, the CPP certification covers a broad spectrum of security principles and practices.”

Classroom programs

Featured program

Executive Protection | 9-10 July 2018

Do you have what it takes to succeed in this highly specialized field?

In today’s complex threat environment, the challenges to executive protection professionals—and to their principals—have never been greater. Corporate executives, celebrities, politicians, and other prominent individuals who require personal protection are counting on you to lead​ them safely through the inevitable risk-prone situations.

This comprehensive program covers the fundamental skills and procedures required to provide effective personal protection in this highly specialized field. Real case studies are used that reinforce the techniques and teach best practices.

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. 


ISO Risk Management Document for Review:

ISO/CD 31022: Risk management – guidelines for the management of legal risk: This document provides additional guidelines on managing legal risk faced by organizations as a companion standard to ISO 31000. The application of these guidelines can be customized to any organization and its context. Legal risk is partially identical with compliance risk. This document provides a common approach to managing legal risk and is not industry or sector specific. It can be used throughout the life of the organization and can be applied to any activity in the context of legal risk, including decision making at all levels.

Review period now closed. Final comments were collected by Friday, 4 May 2018.

ASIS Members are entitled to one (1) free download of each standard and guideline—a $2,400 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.

In This Issue

A U.S. program to improve security at chemical facilities is considered extremely effective by stakeholders, but it will take congressional action to continue.

The Global Positioning System is vulnerable to attack. 

Nation-states are finding virtual ways to punish enemies.