ASIS has opened registration for GSX 2021, where security professionals will gather and formulate their organizations’ best defense at a newly re-envisioned in-person/digital hybrid event, taking place 27-29 September on the GSX online platform as well as an in-person event at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, FL.
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Take the Challenge
What if every ASIS member referred just one colleague to join our diverse, global community of security professionals? Our reimagined member-get-a-member campaign asks ASIS members to lend their voice to help us attract new members to join us. By sharing your story of how you have benefited from being a part of the ASIS member community, you can play a big part in our ability to grow this year.
The challenge is on—learn how you can help.
To help security management professionals around the world achieve their certification or reach higher education goals, the ASIS Foundation is pleased to provide more than 40 scholarships this year.
Nominations are being accepted for the Public-Private Partnership Excellence Grant in Honor of Matthew Simeone which recognizes an active P3 program which is making our communities safer.
The application period is open now until 15 April 2021 and ASIS members from all over the world are encouraged to apply.
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.
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 5-7 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 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
Frankenstein Fraud: How Sythetic Identities Became the Fastest-Growing Fraud Trend
By Megan Gates
Synthetic identity fraud has been around for decades, but it has grown rapidly in the 21st century. Recent research from Aite Group, sponsored by consumer credit reporting agency TransUnion, found that synthetic identity fraud for unsecured U.S. credit products totaled $1.8 billion in 2020 and will grow to $2.42 billion in 2023.
And while the cost this fraud poses to organizations, financial institutions, and individual victims is high, it also has major ramifications for national security as officials struggle to detect fraud and hold criminals accountable for it.
Also In This Issue
▪ How Memes and Internet Irony Are Hijacked for Radicalization
▪ No Clean Break for Brexit
▪ Securing the Green Rush
▪ Leveraging Tactical Training as a Leadership Advantage
▪ Remote Learning Heightens Ransomware Threats
▪ Integrating LPR Software into City Infrastructure