The concept was a bit daunting at first. How to take a major security conference held in a bustling convention center full of approximately 20,000 people and put it into a virtual format that was enlightening, engaging, and entertaining—all in just a few months’ time. But the ASIS community rose to the challenge to create GSX+.
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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.
In the West Africa Ebola outbreak of 2014–2016, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) played a pivotal role in disease prevention. Teams of volunteers provided treatment and care, as well as burying victims of the disease, preventing as many as 10,500 additional cases, IFRC estimates. However, where there is money being spent on crisis response, there is opportunity for fraudsters to take action.
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.
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 7-9 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 1-4 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 a high school diploma or GED equivalent and five 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 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.
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.”
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
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.
Corporate Resilience: How to Anticipate Mass Protest and Disruption
By Michael Center and Dieter Arendt
The world is entering a decade of rage, unrest, and shifting geopolitical sands. Security leaders need to understand the factors behind mass protests to accurately predict them and mitigate their effects.
“Mass protest” is a complex term, taking on different meanings depending on the environment. It does not equal violent protest; however, the potential for morphing quickly into violence is real. Understanding how a mass protest may manifest in a certain environment will greatly improve resilience planning.
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Also In This Issue
▪ How to Hire from a Distance
▪ Drug Diversion and Loss Prevention: A Changing Landscape
▪ Mastercard Takes a Unified Approach to Security
▪ Transparent Security Policies Can Bolster Trust
▪ During Remote Work, Security Training Brings Teams Together
▪ How to Better Initiate a Lockdown