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Introducing the Risk Assessment Certificate

The new Essentials of Security Risk Assessments Certificate is designed to give you knowledge and skills to conduct a risk assessment, from collecting data to conducting a site survey and evaluating countermeasures.

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

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

Newly Updated Preemployment Background Screening Guideline

Hiring a new employee is an important responsibility. This Guideline aids employers in developing, implementing and maintaining a preemployment background screening and vetting program to bring into the organization individuals who will be effective assets. Learn more about the updated Preemployment Background Screening Guideline

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

May/June 2022 Issue

 

Uncovering Cognitive Biases in Security Decision Making
By Johan de Wit and Claire Meyer

Do you consider yourself an above-average decision maker? Does logic drive most, if not all, of your security risk mitigation decisions? Think again.

Most security professionals believe that they are better decision makers than the average person, but recent research has proven this is not the case. In fact, security leaders often fall prey to the same biases as the majority of the population, and they may find themselves relying on gut feelings and prior experience instead of facts and probability. Unlike most people, however, security professionals’ biases could have significant ramifications on risk management and safety decisions.


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