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GSX Sets the Standard for Security Innovation

Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019 offered six days filled with education and networking for the global security community. Attendance was strong with 20,000 registrants from more than 125 countries and 550+ exhibitors packing McCormick Place in Chicago.

GSX Heads to Atlanta in 2020

Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2020, taking place in Atlanta next 21-23 September, is the only event that brings together security professionals from all vertical markets throughout the world to network, learn, and re-invest in the industry.

Classroom programs

Featured program

Active Assailant: Prevention, Intervention, and Response

4-5 November, Seattle, WA

Shots fired! What to do before, during and after.

The most frightening and compelling element of workplace violence is an active assailant. Current events across the country dramatically illustrate that no individual or group is immune to this tragic possibility.

In this program, you’ll learn the necessary components of preparation strategies that include planning, prevention, mitigation, and response to active assailants/shooters and incidents. Your company must embrace the importance of preparing for, and rehearsing, what is known as a "survival mindset."  Best practices are discussed throughout the program.


PSP Virtual Study Group—Interactive Study Tool
10 October through 14 November

Pursuing the Physical Security Professional (PSP®) certification?

The PSP Virtual Study Group provides the tools and support needed to successfully prepare for the certification exam by focusing on all three domains in the PSP exam. Join a group of your peers as you learn how as well as what to study, engage in discussions, share tips and tools, and assess your readiness for the PSP exam. 

  • 12 recorded modules
  • Six live sessions
  • Practice quizzes and more

Limited to 50 registrants.

Sign up today.

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.

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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.

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*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.

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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.

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Certificant Spotlight

Myron Love, CPP, PCI, PSP

Myron Love is one of fewer than 200 professionals in the world who hold three ASIS certifications. While he serves as a mentor for aspiring ASIS security professionals today, at the onset of his security management journey he looked to ASIS International as a source for guidance.

“Having earned the ASIS certifications, I can be a better mentor for everyone on my team. The topical expertise I gained while preparing for my board certifications has made me a much more effective guide for their work."

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. 


ASIS Members are entitled to free digital access of Standards & Guidelines—a $2,000 member benefit.

The free digital access 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: The Attacker Mentality

Through focus, patience, and nonlinear thinking, malicious actors create new paths into organizations across multiple attack surfaces—virtual, physical, and human. The attacker mentality is difficult to grasp without a fundamental shift in perspective, but defenders need to use attackers’ own tactics against them.