ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have always believed that the safety and security of people and property is a necessity not only in America but across the globe. The events of 6 January only strengthen our resolve to provide our members and community with the tools and network to do so. We are grateful every day for the security professionals everywhere who work tirelessly to protect us.
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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.
Organizations need to begin to plan now for the wider rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine and what policies and procedures they need to have in place.
The Foundation Board has approved up to $100,000 in grants to be awarded to ASIS members in need and encourage you to apply for a support grant to renew your ASIS membership* free of charge or to receive a complimentary online certification study program if you need the assistance.
The names of COVID-19 grant recipients will not be shared publicly to protect their privacy.
*Not available for CSO Center membership.
ASIS Members—Support Your Colleagues! Please ‘check the box’ during your 2021 membership renewal process or donate today to help provide scholarships and grants that support your colleagues and the security profession.
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
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 5-6 years of security experience and 3 years in responsible charge of a security function.
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.
*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.
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.
Terry Culver fell into a security management career. She had been working for several years for the U.S. Department of Defense in another field of work. About three years after being transferred out of Washington, D.C., she was recruited by a Fortune 500 defense contractor in the Atlanta area to run its contract security program. She became the facility security officer and assumed the role of security manager when her mentor retired.
While there, management of the overall corporate security program was something Culver grew into rapidly.
“The CPP means you’re a security expert, whether it’s management, education, training, physical security, counterintelligence, or counterterrorism, you’ve got some expertise in the entire field. You become the go-to person for most security issues.”
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
Restarting an Economic Engine
By Dave Shepherd and Sara Mosqueda
Even as the coronavirus pandemic continues its third wave in the United States, the Las Vegas casino and gaming industry works to reopen responsibly, keeping in mind its duties to guests and employees, as well as its status as an economic engine for the state of Nevada.
Also In This Issue
▪ Municipalities Frown at Facial Recognition Over Privacy, Justice Concerns
▪ Stalkerware Fuels Technology-Enabled Abuse
▪ Accelerating Change: An Interview with John Petruzzi, Jr., CPP
▪ Infographic: Securing the Future of Remote Work
▪ The Rise of Cyber Due Diligence in Deal-Making
▪ Keeping an Eye on Travel Security at Schiphol Airport