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2018: A Look Back

2018 President Richard E. Chase, CPP, PCI, PSP, reflects on ASIS International's accomplishments for the year and previews the Board’s future priorities: "In 2018, we began to deliver on our commitment to the membership for transparency, inclusiveness, and globalization, with a keen focus on the member-driven strategic plan. All subsequent decisions were supported by a mobile, global, digital, and agile mindset. In just one year, we’ve made huge strides and implemented some major initiatives."

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

Jeffrey Slotnick, CPP, PSP

When the time came for U.S. Army engineer Jeffrey A. Slotnick to pivot his career path in 1999, a role in security management seemed like the logical next step. He turned to ASIS board certifications to elevate his professional standing in the security world. 

There is worldwide recognition for the CPP and PSP. When potential clients see my certifications, they are immediately assured of my level of competency and commitment to my profession."

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 $2,400 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.