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Announcing Our Free SAFETY Act Webinar

'The SAFETY Act and the MGM Lawsuit: What It Means for You and Your Organization' will review why the Act was created, protections afforded to ASIS certified professionals and their employers—as well as those who use ASIS Standards and Guidelines—and potential implications of the MGM case. Join us for this important free discussion, Tuesday 21 August at 11:00 am ET.

Strategies for Security—Multiplied.

Global Security Exchange (GSX)—formerly the Annual Seminar & Exhibits—delivers new opportunities to exchange key ideas and best practices, expand global connections and experience innovations. You'll find 500+ exhibitors, 300+ sessions and countless networking opportunities. Plus, you can save $100 on your All-Access pass when you register by 10 August.

If it's essential to global security, it's at GSXRegister now!


Protecting Soft Targets from Active Shooters | 22 August 2018, 15:00 – 16:00 ET

Soft targets pose many challenges to the security professional. Understanding there isn’t one answer, but a series of answers to the problem, is a critical first step. This webinar will take a fresh approach to the topic of soft target hardening based on the current environment and explore emergent threats and hardening tactics.

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Certified Protection Professional (CPPⓇ)

Board certification in security management. Demonstrates your knowledge and competency in seven key domains of security. Globally recognized as the standard of excellence for security management professionals.

Physical Security Professional (PSPⓇ)

Board certification in physical security. Demonstrates your knowledge in physical security assessments, application, design, and integration of physical security systems, and implementation of security measures.

Certificant Spotlight

Sanjeev Mishra, CPP

A captain with the Indian Army in the mid-1990s, Mishra surveyed the social, cultural, and political landscape, closely observing conflict trends. With sovereigns focusing on inward security, and corporations getting in on the act, he decided to devote his skills to safeguarding business interests just the way he’d protected borders.

“To me, CPP stands for Credibility, Proficiency, and Professionalism. This certification equipped me with the requisite credentials, competences, and confidence to voice a well-rounded professional opinion to senior leadership and be heard.”

Classroom programs

Featured program

Strategy and Tactics in Crisis Management | 10-11 December 2018

You don’t know when a crisis will happen, but you need to be prepared.

This newly revised crisis management workshop will take you from prevention to recovery. Learning sessions and briefing content are built around a tabletop exercise which unfolds in phases starting on the morning of day one and concluding at the end of day 2. 

The exercise scenario increments present you with a national crisis and walk through phases of the crisis in the first person—prevention, response, mitigation, and recovery. 

Learning sessions will be led by industry experts who will share their experience with key strategic and tactical concepts in crisis management. You will be able practice new concepts while also having the opportunity to bring your own practical experience and expertise forward.

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 one (1) free download of each standard and guideline—a $2,400 member benefit.

The free member download 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.

In This Issue

Five Not-So-Easy Pieces

​Alignment is in. Many cities, municipalities, corporations, and school systems are taking steps to align their physical security systems so that security programs across locations will be fully integrated.

The benefits of such a move are numerous. Uniformity across systems makes it easier for end users, and converged systems are easier to manage from operation centers. Moreover, having only one system makes maintenance and upgrades easier, and this can help provide long-term stability.

But achieving alignment is no easy feat. Navigating a physical security installation across several facilities can be a difficult undertaking; often, such a project includes wrangling a mish-mash of individual products to get them to function under one cohesive system. Alternatively, some take the approach of completely redesigning the physical security system so that it reflects current best practice design standards. Both paths can be difficult.