2021 ASIS President John A. Petruzzi, Jr., CPP, takes a moment to celebrate the accomplishments of the security profession in 2021. From his vantage point as president, Petruzzi remarks on the role ASIS continues to play in advancing the security profession for all members.
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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 can enjoy a discount of $200 off the list price and free global shipping on the softcover bundle. Learn more about the new POA
Demonstrate your competency in the growing practice of Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) with a brand-new certificate course from ASIS International.
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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.
Worries over workplace safety in the COVID-19 era, as well as concerns about the impacts of business closings, plant shutdowns and mandatory stay-at-home orders, spawned more than 2,000 lawsuits from January 2020 through March 2021.
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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.
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.”
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
Celebrity Protection in the Spotlight
By Jerry Heying, CPP
Celebrities are constantly surrounded by cameras—from paparazzi to fans to livestreams on their own smartphones. This constant attention puts new pressure on personal protection professionals to manage public perception while mitigating escalating threats.
Celebrity protection is complex, but not entirely unmanageable. A good threat assessment—coupled with protective intelligence, strong operational plans, and diligent protection officers—can effectively guard most celebrities and keep them from harm’s way. While this type of work is not everyone’s cup of tea, it is an exciting environment for the right protectors to showcase their professional skills and training.
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▪ Semiconductor Slowdown
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▪ Developing Careers in Developing Nations
▪ Transit System Pairs Mental Health and Security Professionals
▪ Infographic: Retail Thieves Follow the Money to Multichannel Fraud