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ASIS Assets Protection Course™: Principles of Security (APC I)

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16 - 19 November 2015
Providence Biltmore
Providence, RI, UNITED STATES
Is your core professional knowledge where it needs to be?

Advancing your career in security demands that your fundamental knowledge of the profession’s universal principles be rock-solid. Reinforce your foundation with APC I, a program designed for both the new and seasoned practitioner. It will simultaneously provide you a broad strategic overview as well as best practices for thriving in the security field.

You will be able to discuss strategies with your peers, learn today’s innovative strategies, and identify methods that will help you excel in your career.

Certificate Exam

The Certificate Exam for Assets Protection Course™ (APC I) tests your understanding of the material covered in the corresponding classroom course and is available only to those who attended the classroom program. The exam will be available two weeks after the scheduled course date for a period of two months. A $75 fee is required. Learn more.

Registration Fees

Phil Deming, CPP, explains what you learn in the ASIS Assets Protection Course™ Series
Linda Florence, PhD, CPP, addresses the value of getting a certificate in Assets Protection

 Pertinent Information

 Immediate Benefits

  • Explore the fundamentals of assets protection.

  • Acquire an understanding of the various components of integrated security systems.

  • Identify techniques and best practices to conduct investigations and prevent fraud in your organization.

  • Understand the complexity of workplace violence issues and how to protect your workplace from threats and violent behavior.

  • Gain methods of analyzing and assessing security loss/risk exposure.

  • Learn steps to help you develop and implement emergency/disaster plans and procedures.

  • Examine the basic components and behavioral observations to conduct successful interviews.

 Who Should Attend

  • Security executives and managers
  • Individuals with direct or indirect responsibility for security--particularly human resources, facilities, and legal personnel
  • Supervisors of security personnel and proprietary operations
  • Professionals moving into security managment positions regardless of experience
  • Individuals transitioning from the public to the private sector
  • Managers who oversee the discharge of security services and personnel

 Program Overview

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Review best practices in SOP preparation using specific examples within the asset protection domain.

Risk and Vulnerability Assessments
Learn about the elements of risk and vulnerability, the various types of assessment methodologies, and where and when to apply them.

Program Management and Performance Measurement
Learn how to successfully manage programs and people through clear expectations, milestones, and measurements. Explore modern tools that help the security manager visualize data findings to identify key concerns and opportunities for improvement.

Security Force Management
Learn best practices for security force management, organizational structure, rules of conduct, and performance enhancing methods.

Investigations
Understand the basic principles and practices of conducting successful investigations, including types of investigations, gathering and organizing relevant materials, and reporting the results.

Internal Controls and Fraud Prevention
Learn the motivation behind internal crime. Review proven methods and controls to reduce the opportunity and the impact of fraud.

Emergency Planning
Review contingency planning techniques for identifying foreseeable emergency risks, and establish procedures to mitigate risk, prevent incidents, and handle emergencies.

Ethics and Legal Issues
Security professionals must recognize ethical issues that are inconsistent with both their organization’s mission and the law. Using actual “codes” as a guide, this session examines the importance of ethics in decision-making and organizational behavior.

Applying IT Security Principals and Best Practices in the Protection of Assets
Review the IT security risks and best practices for the physical security manager, who is not an IT security professional but should understand network security requirements, identity management safeguards, and programs to safeguard the use of proprietary information. Security risks related to social media will also be discussed.

Intrusion Detection and Video Subsystems
Explore the advantages and disadvantages of intrusion detection technologies. Review the type, function, and purpose of intrusion sensors. Discuss natural and electronic methods of increasing surveillance of a property. Examine component video technologies, describe performance measures, and learn best practices for design and system integration.

Barriers/Delay Technologies and Concepts
Review barrier and locking options. Learn the benefits and implementation issues of various components in order to define an appropriate level of protection for specific threats and risks.

Entry/Access Control Concepts
Examine the purpose, theory, function, hardware, software, and layout of access control systems. Explore best practices and how to integrate components for optimal performance.

Negligent Security Liability
Part I: Review the legal foundation and key issues for negligent security lawsuits, including the concept of reasonable security. Part II: Examine employer liability for negligent hiring, supervision, and retention related to acts of violence by employees.

Principles of Investigative Interviewing
Learn how to determine if the subject is telling the truth, withholding information, or fabricating relevant information. Review how to incorporate behavior-provoking questions and how to analyze verbal and non-verbal responses.

Data Collection and Analysis Methods
Determine what data to collect and how to obtain and analyze it are essential to properly characterize assets and assess risk.

Workplace Violence (WPV)
Examine current trends in research on workplace aggression. Understand what it is, the associated legal issues, and how WPV affects your organization. Review program components and proactive best practices to manage WPV risk. This session builds on the previous “Premise Liability” module specifically related to legal issues resulting from incidents of violence in the workplace.

 Hours, Fees, & Hotels

Fees include daily continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, a Monday evening reception, and relevant chapters from Protection of Assets (POA) on CD. Hotel costs are not included.

Fees
$1,170 member
$1,470 nonmember

Hotel
Providence Biltmore
11 Dorrance Street
Providence, Rhode Island  02903
1-401-421-0700

Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $154 single/double (plus tax).  It will be honored until October 24 or until the room block is full.

 Discounts

Team Discount:
Receive a 10% discount when three to five attendees register from the same organization, 15% for six or more. Email asis@asisonline.org for details.

Certification Discount:
ASIS members and nonmembers holding the distinction of CPP, PCI, and PSP receive a $25 discount per classroom program. This discount is automatically applied at checkout.

 Faculty

Mr Joseph Paul Buckley, III
  • Mr Joseph Paul Buckley, III
  • President
  • John E Reid & Associates
  • Chicago IL, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Deception Detection

Bio: Joseph P. Buckley III is a forensic interviewer, detection of deception examiner, lecturer and consultant. Mr. Buckley is President of John E. Reid and Associates in Chicago, Illinois. He has been with the firm since 1971. He is co-author of three books The Investigator Anthology; Criminal Interrogation and Confessions; and Essentials of The Reid Technique, as well as numerous articles and papers. He is a contributing author to The Encyclopedia of Police Science and the Encyclopedia of Security Management. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the American Society for Industrial Security, the American Management Association, the Chicago Crime Commission, as well as numerous other professional organizations. Mr. Buckley has lectured extensively to law enforcement, government and business groups.
Ms Mary Beaty Edgar, CPP
  • Ms Mary Beaty Edgar, CPP
  • Sr Vice President
  • Bank of America
  • Atlantic Beach FL, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Security Data and Metrics
Session: Risk and Vulnerability

Bio: Mary combines more than 25 years of practical security experience, including fraud prevention, investigation, physical security and security management, and a passion for statistics, measurement and fact-driven decision making. She earned her BA in Mathematics and a MS in Security Management and HR Management, and holds a designation as a Six Sigma Black Belt. Mary has led and coached projects leading to significant cost savings for the security department, including projects on robbery prevention, guard force management, and construction management. Mary previously served as the Chairman of the Fraud Prevention Oversight Committee for the American Bankers Association (ABA) in Washington, DC, focused on fraud investigations, physical security, information security and deposit operations to explore methods of reducing and preventing financial institution fraud. Her involvement with the ABA spanned more than 10 years, including work with the ABA Security and Fraud Prevention Committee, presentations at industry conventions and the Editorial Board for the Bank Security and Fraud Prevention Newsletter. Mary lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and cats. She has been quilting for more than 20 years, and recently took up knitting. Her interests also include travel, reading and music.
Dr Linda F Florence, CPP
  • Dr Linda F Florence, CPP
  • Owner / President
  • The Florence Group
  • Las Vegas NV, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Ethics in Security
Session: Workplace Violence

Bio: Linda brings 25 years of senior corporate security leadership experience combined with advanced academic preparation. Linda earned her Ph.D. and Masters in I/O Psychology magna cum laude where her research focused on executive leadership and workplace violence; and her Bachelor of Arts in Government & Politics with a minor in Criminal Justice. Linda earned the Certified Protection Professional designation in 1990. As an active member of ASIS International, she has participated in volunteer leadership throughout her career; currently as a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees and Strategic Planning committees. She was elected to two terms on the Board of Directors, and prior to that, served as many years on the Professional Certification Board (PCB). She has served as President for the (PCB) in 2001, and Foundation Board of Trustees in 2007, respectively; and is a recipient of the President’s Award of Merit. She remains active with the ASIS PAC (Political Action Committee,) with the PCB on certification activities, and is contributing to the Protection of Assets Manual. Linda specializes in workplace conflict and violence, ethics, and leadership development. She is a published author, and has experience consulting with law enforcement, military and private security professionals. Her experiences include strategic security responsibility in diverse industries including banking and finance, retail, casinos, and communications. She brings a unique blend of practical wisdom combined with advanced teaching credentials with more than two decades of senior level leadership experience at Fortune 1000 organizations.
Mr Edward McDonough, CPP
  • Mr Edward McDonough, CPP
  • Chief Security Officer
  • ADT Security Services
  • Boca Raton FL, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Investigations
Session: Internal Controls and Fraud
Session: Emergency Planning

Bio: Ed McDonough is the Chief Security Officer for ADT Security Services, based in Boca Raton, FL. He joined ADT as a business development manager for the ADT banking group and was appointed as the Security Director for ADT, U.S. in 2001. In 2003 he was promoted to the Sr. Director of Global Security for Tyco Fire & Security. Following the October 2012 split of ADT LLC from Tyco, McDonough was appointed the CSO for ADT. In this role McDonough’s mission is to develop, implement and manage the programs and processes to provide protection for ADT from internal and external threats to its people, businesses, information and reputation. In that role, Ed is responsible for security management policy and procedures, investigations, risk assessment, analysis and mitigation, physical security, workplace violence programs and contingency planning across ADT’s enterprise. Ed has over 40 year of progressive security management leadership including Security Director positions with Barnett Bank, Dominion Bancshares, The First National Bank of Pennsylvania and Sears. Prior to joining ADT / Tyco, Mr. McDonough served as principal and founder of Loss Prevention Solutions, an independent security management consulting company. He is Board Certified in Security Management (CPP) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), He received a BA in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is a former adjunct professor for Mercyhurst College. Mr. McDonough has a long and distinguished history of volunteer leadership with ASIS International, starting with serving as Chapter Chairman at three separate ASIS local chapters. In addition to his current role as program advisor and an instructor for the APC I program, Ed is a member of the CSO Roundtable and served on the 2011 - 2013 Advisory Board and as the Board’s liaison to the ASIS International Women in Security Committee.. He served for seven years on the ASIS Professional Certification Board of Directors and was appointed President of the PCB in 2007. Ed also served for ten years as a faculty member and program advisor for the ASIS CPP Review Program. In 1987, he was honored by ASIS with the President’s Award of Special Merit. He has contributed to numerous security publications, including the Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention, Security Management magazine, and editor and writer for the Bank Security Report. He is a frequent speaker at security conferences and seminars.
Mr Mark C Peterson
  • Mr Mark C Peterson
  • Principal
  • MC Peterson & Associates
  • Littleton CO, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: IT Security
Session: Physical Security
Session: Physical Security: Entry Access Control

Bio: Founding M. C. Peterson & Associates in 2000, Mark has over 30 years of industry experience performing security surveys, technology audits, policy and procedure development, design, specification, and project management of integrated security management systems including: intrusion detection, FIPS 201/TWIC smart cards, physical access control, video surveillance, parking control, and communication systems. Mark possesses extensive security industry product knowledge as well as expertise in electronic security system acquisition, implementation, and commissioning. He has conducted physical security informational sessions for American Society of Industrial Security, BICSI, American Museum Association, International Foundation of Cultural Property Protection, and the Smithsonian Security Conference. Mark’s security project experience includes: • New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC Water System – US Army Corps of Engineers) • High Museum of Art – Atlanta • Milwaukee Public Museum • Toledo Museum of Glass • San Francisco Public Utilities • Hoover Dam - USACOE • City of Broomfield, Water Department • Topeka Public Library • National Library of Medicine - NIH • Leanin’ Tree Greeting Cards - Museum • Williams Companies – Natural Gas • Clark Institute of Art - Williamstown • Time Warner Communications • McDATA Corporation • Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh • Harriet Beecher-Stowe Center - Hartford • Intrado, Inc. • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art • Federal Reserve Bank - Denver • Denver Museum of Nature and Science • Wichita Art Museum • Nasher Art Museum – Duke University • Longmont Historical Museum • The Denver Zoo Parking Facility • National Park Service – Various • Harvard University Art Museums • Art Institute of Chicago • Route County Detention Center • City of Santa Fe Springs Police Services • Denver Place office complex • 17th Street Plaza office building • Avaya Communications Inc. - National • Lucent Technologies - Global • Millennium Park - Chicago • Verizon Communications - Various • Frasier Historical Arms Museum Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in management with an emphasis in marketing. He also has Associate’s degree in electronics technology, and a two-year electrical engineering technician certificate. Mark is chairman if the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Security Applications Standards subcommittee, and is active in the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS).
Mr Kevin D. Smith, CPP, PCI, PSP
  • Mr Kevin D. Smith, CPP, PCI, PSP
  • Deputy Security Manager
  • Tri-State Generation & Trans
  • Westminster CO, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Standard Operating
Session: Security Force Management

Mr Norman M Spain
  • Mr Norman M Spain
  • Professor Emeritus, Safety, Security & Emergency Mgt
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Purchase NY, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Managing Security Liability

Bio: Norman M. Spain, JD, has approximately 35 years of professional experience in security management, consulting, and higher education. Mr. Spain holds BS, MS, and JD degrees and has been a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to the Indian Institute of Security and Safety Management. A former CPP for 25 years, he has made several hundred professional presentations and contributed to numerous publications. Mr. Spain’s research interest is in corporate liability for acts of violence and workplace investigations.
Mr Basil J Steele, CPP
  • Mr Basil J Steele, CPP
  • VP of Engineering
  • Piece of (i) Security Solutions
  • Albuquerque NM, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Physical Security: Intrusion Detection
Session: Physical Security: Access Delay Technology

Bio: Mr. Basil J. Steele, CPP is the VP of Engineering for Piece of (i) Security Solutions. He has significant experience in physical security counter-terrorism, critical infrastructure protection, video surveillance & analytics, and vulnerability / risk assessments. In 2011, after 36 years of service, Mr. Steele retired from Sandia National Laboratories as the Deputy Director for the Weapon and Force Protection Center. In 2012, Basil was Director of Business Development for a security agency that performed global security assessment projects for universities, large oil refineries / export terminals, power plants, natural gas fractionation plants, water and desalination plants, and weapon storage facilities. Basil joined Sandia National Laboratories full-time after receiving his Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. In the beginning, he served as a staff member responsible for video assessment technology in the security systems area and was eventually promoted to Department Manager of the Intrusion Detection Systems Technology division. The Department’s primary focus was exterior sensors, interior sensors, video technology, image processing, and alarm control and display systems. By 1996, Basil had been promoted to Program Manager for the Department of Energy’s R&D Program. His business areas included the Department of Energy’s security programs, private industry work for others, and many other federal agencies. Four years later, he was promoted to Sr. Manager and by 2001 Basil was named the Sr. Manager for the Department of Defense Weapons Security Program Office which included DoD physical security projects and Defense Program funded R&D. He was promoted to Deputy Director in 2011. Basil graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas in Arlington in 1975, and received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1976. He joined the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS International) in 1987. He was the chairman of the ASIS Standing Committee on Physical Security from 1993 to 1996 and was elected to the ASIS Board of Directors from 1996 – 2002.