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March 2016

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Do You Know an Outstanding Security Manager or Team?

Nominations for the first U.S. Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) will be accepted online beginning March 15. Individual security professionals, teams, and organizations may enter to win awards in 13 distinct categories. Awards will be presented at ASIS 2016 in Orlando, September 14.

Security Spotlight

Social Media Monitoring: Focus of this Month’s Spotlight

Security Spotlight—Free ASIS-curated information for security management professionals. Past Spotlights include Security Project Management, Internet of Things, Soft Targets, and Security SurveysView all.

Security Management

This Month’s Cover Story: Bottleneck at the Border

Crossing the U.S.-Mexico border can be trying—even for people who do it every day—and the bottlenecks are costly in terms of money and security. Also in this issue are articles on crisis planning, corruption, managing difficult employees, Taser effectiveness, sports safety, and more.

Download Your Security Management Magazine Library Today!

Learn more about our digital version. iPad users download the app from iTunes, and Android tablet users go to Google Play. If you already have our app, your March issue is ready for download on your device.

ASIS Dynamics

The March/April issue, which will arrive March 14, includes coverage of the Annual Volunteer Leadership Conference, including a unique strategic planning session that included senior volunteer leaders; a report on the ASIS International and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) active-shooter joint-stakeholder meeting; member and chapter news; book reviews, and more.


Recruit the Most New Members in 2016 and Win BIG

This year, the ASIS member who recruits the most new regular members will receive a full registration to ASIS 2017, hotel accommodations, and a travel voucher worth $500. Learn more.

Retired or Retiring? We Have an ASIS Membership Just for You

In 2015, ASIS added a new membership class just for security management professionals who have retired, but have an active interest in the field. Learn more about the eligibility for this new membership class.


New Dates! CPP Exam to Launch May 16, 2016

CPP exam domains have been modified as the result of a worldwide analysis of security management jobs. Revised domains will be reflected in updated exams that will be administered beginning May 16, 2016. Read FAQsView revised CPP domains. You are encouraged to contact if you have any questions regarding the revised CPP exam domain content.

Earn your CPP, PCI, or PSP Board Certification

Earning your CPP, PCI, or PSP board certification distinguishes you as a leader in the security profession. Stand out among prospective clients and employers and take the next step in your professional development. Learn more about the eligibility requirements.

Global Conferences

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15th European Security Conference & Exhibition

6-8 April 2016 | London, UK

The 15th European Security Conference & Exhibition will feature 50+ educational sessions on the hottest security topics, networking opportunities with leading security industry professionals, and exhibits featuring the latest products and services. Download the event brochure (PDF). To register, click here or contact


ASIS 26th New York City Security Conference & Expo

27-28 April 2016 | New York, New York USA

The ASIS NYC Chapter will honor Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson with its "2016 Person of the Year Award" at a special luncheon during the ASIS 26th New York City Security Conference & Expo. To join Secretary Johnson at the luncheon and attend the conference register now. Take time to visit with exhibitors or attend our outstanding peer-reviewed education sessions.

Complimentary Career Coaching and Resume Review Session

Schedule a complimentary in-person career coaching and resume review session with the ASIS Career Center experts at the New York City conference. Simply email and make sure to include your name, day, and time preference in your request. The sessions are 20-25 minutes each and will take place April 27-28, 2016 at the Jacob K. Javits Center, New York, NY.

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ASIS International 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits

12-15 September 2016 | Orlando, Florida USA

Registration and housing are open! Plan now to join 20,000 peers for the world’s most influential event for security management professionals. Come for industry-leading education, powerful networking opportunities, and access to the latest product and service solutions from 600 exhibitors. Colocated event: (ISC)² Security Congress.

Interested in exhibiting? Booth space is going quickly! Secure your prime location—contact today!

ASIS China  

ASIS 2nd China Conference

27-28 October 2016 | Shanghai, China

The call for presentations is now open. The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2016.

Professional Development Programs

Classroom Programs

ASIS Assets Protection Course™: Principles of Security (APC I)*
March 7–10, 2016 | Indianapolis, IN

Enhanced Violence Assessment and Management
April 11–12, 2016 | New Orleans, LA

Active Shooter
April 13–14, 2016 | New Orleans, LA

CPP Review
April 25–26, 2016 | New York, NY

PCI Review
April 25–26, 2016 | New York, NY

PSP Review
April 25–26, 2016 | New York, NY

Security Practices in a High Rise Environment
May 16–17, 2016 | Las Vegas, NV

Security Force Management
May 18–19, 2016 | Las Vegas, NV

ASIS Assets Protection Course™: Practical Applications (APC II)*
May 23–26, 2016 | San Antonio, TX

Physical Security Systems Workshop
June 6–7, 2016 | San Diego, CA

Security Design for Sustainable and Resilient Facilities
June 6–8, 2016 | San Diego, CA

Security Management Program: A Critical Infrastructure Model
June 13–14, 2016 | San Diego, CA

The Changing Landscape of Legal Liability and Regulation in the Security Industry
June 15–16, 2016 | San Diego, CA

ASIS Assets Protection Course™: Functional Management (APC III)*
June 27–30, 2016 | Scottsdale, AZ

*Certificate Program

See what else is on the calendar.

Executive Education

Just Launched! IE/ASIS Executive Development Certificate Program
February–June 2016, see press release about this new initiative.

IE/ASIS Program: Effective Management for Security Professionals
31 May–3 June 2016 | Madrid, Spain


e-Learning provides you with self-paced, affordable training 24/7. Courses are eligible for recertification credit (CPE) so be sure to report your credits.


2016 Webinar Subscriptions
Back by popular demand! ASIS members can have access to all ASIS-produced webinars in 2016 for the price of one webinar ($99).

New in 2016! Tell a nonmember friend…a nonmember webinar subscription price is available for $350. The nonmember price for individual webinars is $129 each. Subscribe today.

Como Construir un Sistema de Informacion?
March 16, 2016 | noon Eastern U.S.

Emerging Risks from Islamic Militancy in South, South-East, and East Asia
March 17, 2016
Eastern (U.S.): 03:00 am
New Delhi: 12:30
Shanghai/Singapore: 15:00
Sydney: 18:00

Israeli Security Best Practices
March 30, 2016 | noon Eastern U.S.

Travel Security: Program Development
April 20, 2016 | noon Eastern U.S.

Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Security Management…Do they go hand in hand?
April 27, 2016
Eastern (U.S.): 04:00 am
New Delhi: 13:30
Shanghai/Singapore: 16:00
Sydney: 18:00

Protecting North America’s Electric Grid from Physical Attack
April 27, 2016 | noon Eastern U.S.

Preview all upcoming ASIS webinars.

Other Education Events

9th Annual CSO Roundtable Summit
May 22–24, 2016 | Skywalker Ranch at Big Rock in Marin County, California
This executive-level program will focus on technology, demographics, management styles, and digital intellectual property in the workplace in the coming decade. In addition, it will offer plenty of peer-to-peer networking and problem solving at one of the most exclusive venues in California.

Open Space Forum for Security, Education, Research, and Training (SERT)
June 7–8, 2016 | Washington, DC
Contribute to the future of security education by joining other security, education, research, and training (SERT) professionals for this two-day global event in Washington, DC. Register by March 7, 2016 for special room rates. See press release about this new initiative.


Get Involved

A members-only benefit, ASIS Councils provide expertise and leadership across all industry sectors. Find out more about them and how you can get involved. To apply for membership, click here.

Newsletters (Login Required)

Crime Prevention & Loss Prevention Council, January edition (PDF)

Fire & Life Safety Council, February edition (PDF)

School Safety & Security Council, February edition (PDF)

Pharmaceutical Security Council, January edition (PDF)

White Paper (Login Required)

School Safety & Security Council, Active Shooter (PDF)

WebEx Recording (No Login Required)

Mentoring Security Leaders: Bonnie S. Michelman, CPP and David J. Gibbs, CPP


What’s New

Fraud Prevention and Detection: Warning Signs and the Red Flag System

Securing the Outdoor Construction Site: Strategy, Prevention, and Mitigation

Featured Products

Crime Prevention for Houses of Worship, 2nd Ed

Physical Security Principles

Browse the clearance section and view the best sellers.

ASIS Career Center

Ask the Expert—Get Answers to Your Career, Job, and Interview Questions

Need resume or job advice? Submit your question to Kathy Lavinder.

Looking to Advance Your Career? Just Listed in the Career Center

Device Security Program Manager
Security Industry Specialists, Inc. - Sunnyvale, California

Security Consultant/Senior Security Consultant
Westinghouse - Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania

Data Center Operations Manager
Security Industry Specialists, Inc. - Prineville, Oregon

Facilities Security Operations Manager
State Compensation Insurance Fund - Vacaville, California

Secure Logistics Loss Prevention Manager
Loomis Armored US, LLC - Nationwide

View all jobs.


Webster University Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Webster University will award two full-tuition scholarships to ASIS members to pursue a graduate degree in Business and Organizational Security Management. Recipients may choose to attend on campus, online, or a combination of the two. Deadline is April 29. Learn more and apply

ASIS Foundation Needs Your Support

The Foundation’s projects include providing grants to improve security at schools, supporting injured soldiers and veterans, and providing scholarships (PDF) to security professionals and students. Learn more and contribute today!


Visit the ASIS Booth at Both Events

Pick up the latest information on ASIS and learn how to get ASIS Standards and Guidelines, CRISP Reports, and select white papers—a $2,400+ value!

ISC West

April 6–8, 2016 | Las Vegas, NV
Booth 26135 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center

26th New York City Security Conference & Expo

April 27–28, 2016 | New York, NY
Booth 449 at the Jacob K. Javits Center

Information Resources Center

Updated Resource Guides (Login Required)

Exercises and Drills for Emergency Planning, and Lessons Learned
Security Careers

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