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Disease Outbreak Security Resources

Disease Outbreak Security Resources

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.

Virtualization and Empowerment


When disaster strikes, can you take your security operations to-go? A long-term push toward digital transformation paid off for Microsoft’s security department when COVID-19 hit, putting business continuity and security monitoring plans to the test.

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.

Take ASIS on the Go!

Security professionals can tap into the wealth of ASIS member knowledge whenever, wherever with our new Mobile Engagement app.

  • Portal for content and access to ASIS products and services
  • Ability to update your ASIS profile quickly and efficiently
  • Quick links to upcoming events
  • Easy access to key member resources such as Career HQ, Council Whitepapers, and ASIS Connects
  • Direct messaging between app users

Connect to a world of security at your fingertips.

Search ASIS International in the Apple App Store or Google Play

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

Learn More

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 7-9 years of security experience and 3 years in responsible charge of a security function.

Explore CPP

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.

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 a high school diploma or GED equivalent and five years of investigations experience, with at least two years in case management.

Explore PCI

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.

Explore PSP

Certificant Spotlight

Paul Case, CPP, PCI, PSP

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.”

2020-2024 Strategic Plan

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

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. 


Security Management Magazine

August 2020 Issue

July 2020 CoverClassrooms in Crisis: Helping Students and Staff Readjust
By Claire Meyer

     Students around the world learned a harsh lesson in 2020: pandemics can have devastating impacts on lives, economies, and schools.
     As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, schools closed, academic terms were truncated, routines were broken, and uncertainty and anxiety permeated students’ home and social lives. Many school systems considered how best to reopen and weighed physical health and safety measures, but school psychology and security experts cautioned not to discount students’ state of mind. 

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