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Call for ESRM Guideline Committee Members

Committee formation efforts are under way for the development of a new ASIS International Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) Guideline. This guideline will describe the concept of ESRM as well as additional steps security professionals can take to strengthen an ESRM effort, bring it to maturity, and maintain it over time. The deadline for submission is 14 December 2018. While applications for all interest categories can be submitted, we are in particular need of individuals from the general interest category (including academia, government, not-for-profit, and others) who can provide a general perspective to the work involved.

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 January (prior to its official launch in 2019) to ensure the exam is performing properly and to set a passing score. If you are interested in applying to take the beta exam, there will be a two- to three-month delay in receiving the results. Because of this, we are offering a discount for those who apply to take the beta exam – 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

Jeff Sieben, CPP

Sieben cites earning his certification as a pivotal moment in his career. Before earning his certification, he felt he had knowledge to share—but he had a hard time getting his voice heard.

“I had experience and a résumé to prove it, but my experience needed validation. After I earned my CPP, the CEO trusted me, and the trust continued from there.”

Classroom programs

Featured program

Strategy & Tactics in Crisis Management: From Prevention to Recovery, 10-11 December

Early-bird deadline extended to 10 November
Hotel deadline extended to 20 November

There are many types of crises that can harm an organization or its stakeholders—some are anticipated and others are not. Is your organization prepared?

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll be presented with a national crisis scenario and then work through each phase of the crisis—prevention, response, mitigation, and recovery.

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 $2,400 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.

Security Management

In This Issue: A Shock to The System

​Throughout 2018, news trickled out of the White House about the involvement of China and Russia in any number of schemes, campaigns, and infiltration into American life—influencing elections, critical infrastructure, and social media alike. One such attempt—which appears to have been successful—was the Russian infiltration of the electric grid.

A joint report from the FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) described Russia’s use of compromised third-party vendors to gain access to power companies’ systems in 2016.