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

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03 - 06 November 2014
Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
Philadelphia, PA, UNITED STATES

Build your career ...on a solid foundation of assets protection

Gain a broad, in-depth perspective of the principles of assets protection at APC I. Don't miss this opportunity to exchange ideas, discover new techniques, and identify strategies that will energize you in today's challenging security environment. 

APC I, the cornerstone of ASIS' educational programming, is essential for all professionals involved in the protection of assets. Not only does it provide a solid foundation, but it goes beyond to give you the broad view and best practices you need to succeed in today's challenging security landscape.

"I've taken APC I & II and have thoroughly appreciated both equally. I left each session with information I did not have previously and was much more aware of the level of detail that I could explore going further. Excellent group of speakers at both sessions. Thank you."
Jeannette Mandanas
Director Global Facilities, VOLT

New Earn a Certificate in Assets Protection
In addition to being able to take the APC programs as stand-alones, you now have the opportunity to earn a certificate. Two are under development: APC I and APC II.  Attend the program and then demonstrate your proficiency through an online assessment process. This certificate program can help you seek greater opportunities, stay competitive, and gain professional recognition. Show your employer how serious you are about your career by earning your certificate. 

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 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.

• Obtain proven 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

• Professionals new to security management

• Supervisors of security personnel

• Professionals needing an overview of security management functions

• Others with security responsibilities, including human resources, facilities, and legal 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 and the various types of assessment methodologies as well as 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.

Explore 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 company confidential and proprietary information. Identity management 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 as well as 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
Knowing 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.


Ms Mary R Beaty, CPP
  • Ms Mary R Beaty, CPP
  • Sr Vice President
  • Bank of America
  • Charlotte NC, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Risk and Vulnerability Assessments
Session: Security Data and Metrics

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.
Mr Joseph Paul Buckley, III
  • Mr Joseph Paul Buckley, III
  • President
  • John E Reid & Associates
  • 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.
Dr Linda F Florence, CPP
  • Dr Linda F Florence, CPP
  • Owner / President
  • The Florence Group
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Workplace Violence
Session: Ethics in Security

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 Timothy M McCreight, CPP
  • Mr Timothy M McCreight, CPP
  • Director – Strategic Alliances
  • Hitachi Systems Security
  • Calgary AB, CANADA
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: IT Security

Mr Edward McDonough, CPP
  • Mr Edward McDonough, CPP
  • Chief Security Officer
  • ADT Security Services
  • Boca Raton FL, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Emergency Planning
Session: Investigations
Session: Internal Controls and Fraud Prevention

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: Physical Security

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 Procedures (SOPs)
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 Risks

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

Bio: Mr. Basil J. Steele, CPP, VP of Engineering for TSE Communications, 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 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

 Hours, Fees, & Hotels

Registration Hours

7:00-8:00 am
Program Hours

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Registration Fees

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

Early bird cutoff: September 15

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Team Discount:

Receive a 10% discount when three to five attendees register from the same organization, 15% for six or more. Email 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.