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Getting to Know ASIS President Malcolm C. Smith, CPP

With more than 30 years of international working experience in security and risk management, new ASIS President Malcolm C. Smith, CPP, has been an ASIS member since 2004 and an ASIS volunteer leader for more than a decade. Learn more about his background in security and his vision for ASIS International in 2022.

Publications and Merchandise Temporarily Unavailable

ASIS International is switching to a new fulfillment house for all book and product orders.

Due to that transition, publication and merchandise products will not be available for purchase and fulfillment until January 17th.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may present.

Share your Expertise with the Worldwide Security Community

The GSX 2022 Call for Presentations closes 1 February 2022. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to share your expertise live with the worldwide security community in Atlanta, GA, USA this September.

You’re invited to showcase research, industry trends, and thought leadership among the most relevant topics pursuant to the future of security management. Bring your knowledge to the global stage when you align with the world’s most prominent association for security management––ASIS International.

Add the industry’s #1 reference to your professional library

To keep pace with the ever-evolving security industry, ASIS International has released an update to the Protection of Assets (POA) reference set. ASIS members receive a discount of $200 off the list price. Learn more about the new POA

Advance ESRM at Your Organization

Demonstrate your competency in the growing practice of Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) with a brand-new certificate course from ASIS International.

Earn 3.5 CPEs in our new, self-paced online course.

Artificial Intelligence in Security: Opportunities and Implications

Providing a framework of factors to be considered for assessing the suitability of AI-based security technologies for the protection of assets, this report helps you understand how artificial intelligence is used in security technologies.

Download the complimentary Executive Summary AI Guidance Document

This E-Book is available for free to all ASIS Members (no purchase necessary).

Certification Study Resources

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

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Choosing a Certification

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 5-7 years of security experience and 3 years in responsible charge of a security function.

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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 1-3 years of security management experience and measures the professional’s knowledge of security management fundamentals, business operations, risk management, and response management.

Explore APP

*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 3-5 years of investigations experience, with at least two years in case management.

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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 3-5 years of experience in the physical security field.

Explore PSP

Certificant Spotlight

Kevin Smith, CPP, PCI, PSP

Kevin Smith transitioned into a security management career after seven years in law enforcement. Now an enterprise security specialist for a utilities pro­vider in Colorado, he finds himself drawn to the security function’s ability to create positive out­comes for an organization—from top to bottom.

“Part of the value of becoming certified is the invaluable knowledge you gain from your study and preparations. My organization supported me in pursuing my certifications because they understand the value this knowledge brings to the organization.”

2020-2024 Strategic Plan

Learn more about the 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

Security Management Magazine

January/February 2022 Issue

January 2022 CoverFrozen Progress: Building Winter Storm Continuity in Texas
By Sara Mosqueda

Texas is no stranger to extreme weather, including intense heat and record-breaking hurricanes. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), electricity generation usually peaks in Texas during the summer. The annual spike is triggered by residents firing up air conditioners in search of some respite from rising heat—in some areas of Texas, temperatures reached 116 degrees Fahrenheit in 2020.

But in February 2021, a seemingly singular strain on Texas’s power grid occurred. With a polar jet stream and polar vortex generating winter storms, Texan grid operators faced an unusual surge in demand for midwinter power—one they were not prepared for.

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