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

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04 - 07 November 2013
Westin Canal Place

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.

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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.
I started the APC series in 2009 while working as a regional security officer in a local bank in Nigeria. In 2010 when I completed APC II, I got promoted to the assistant chief security officer in the same bank. I did the final course in the series in 2012 and I have just been appointed the country's head of security in another bank in Nigeria. The APC series has been the cornerstone of my loss prevention knowledge and the basis for the quick rise in my career. I use the knowledge, skills acquired, and the network developed during these programs daily. I would highly recommend the APC Series for individuals working in asset protection.
Chidi Elendu. CPO
Head of Security, Standard Chartered Bank-Nigeria

 Who Should Attend

​• Security executives and managers
• Individuals with direct or indirect responsibility for security—particularly human resources, facilities, and legal
• Supervisors of security personnel and proprietary operations
• Professionals moving into security management 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 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.


Mr Joseph Paul Buckley, III
  • Mr Joseph Paul Buckley, III
  • President
  • John E Reid & Associates
  • Colleagues: 0

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 the 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, 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

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
  • Colleagues: 0

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.She also enjoys finding time to serve as an expert witness, coaching, and developing customized solutions for proprietary clients. Her own company specializes in high net worth/ high profile clients and organizations as a “virtual CSO” under the banner of The Florence Group in Las Vegas, NV.
Ms Mary Lynn Garcia
  • Ms Mary Lynn Garcia
  • Albuquerque NM, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Mary Lynn Garcia received a BA in Biology from the State University of New York at Oswego, an MS in Biomedical Sciences from the University of New Mexico and a Certificate in Electronics Technology from the Albuquerque Technical-Vocational Institute. Ms. Garcia retired in 2010 as a Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, where she worked for 26 years in international safeguards and physical security. Her past projects include development of an automated video review station, video and lighting design for a demonstration physical security system at a major US airport, and project management of an integrated alarm communication and display system. She has taught classes at US universities to initiate new programs in security engineering, internationally in the People’s Republic of China, and to other government and industry groups. Ms. Garcia has written textbooks on the design and evaluation of physical protection systems and vulnerability assessment of physical protection systems for use in university security courses. Ms. Garcia is a member of ASIS International, a Certified Protection Professional, and serves as a member of the ASIS Research Council.
Mr Edward McDonough, CPP
  • Mr Edward McDonough, CPP
  • Chief Security Officer
  • ADT Security Services
  • Boca Raton FL, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Ed McDonough is the Senior Director of Global Security for Tyco International, based in Boca Raton, FL. He joined Tyco 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 Director of Global Security for Tyco Fire & Security. In this role McDonough’s mission is to develop, implement and manage the programs and processes to provide global protection for Tyco International 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 Tyco’s world-wide enterprise. Ed has over 30 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 Tyco, Mr. McDonough served as principal and founder of Loss Prevention Solutions, an independent security management consulting company. He received a BA in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is a former adjunct professor for Mercyhurst College Mr. McDonough is a member of the CSO Roundtable and serves as a member of the Board of Directors. He is Board Certified in Security Management (CPP) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Currently, Ed serves as a faculty member and the faculty advisor for the ASIS Asset Protection I program. From 1988 - 1999, he was a faculty member and the program advisor for the ASIS CPP Review Program, He served for seven years on the ASIS Professional Certification Board of Directors and was appointed President of the PCB in 2007. 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 Glenn W McLea, CPP
  • Mr Glenn W McLea, CPP
  • Director, Enterprise Security Operations, Corporate Security
  • Bridgestone
  • Nashville TN, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Following his service as an officer in the US Army, Glenn McLea began a career in security that has spanned a 25 year period with experience managing security operations and strategic planning on every continent around the globe. Spending over a decade in Europe, he provided security expertise in the areas of aviation security and embassy protection. Two projects he supported while working for the Frankfurt International Airport, were the design and implementation of passenger and hold baggage screening operations for the new Athens International Airport in preparation for the past Olympics and the New Manila International Airport. After 9/11 Glenn made his way back to the US to support the fight against terrorism and was the Director of Security Operations for the San Francisco International Airport. As military operations heated up in Iraq, he was recruited by Parsons, an engineering company that was preparing to manage $2.5 Billion USD of reconstruction work, to lead their security efforts. Over a five year period from 2004 – 2008, he managed a security contingent of 300 retired special operations security personnel protecting 600 engineers across the country. At the end of the contract, Parsons managed to take the last man out of country, succeeding to have zero casualties or injuries due to the war. In addition to this activity he was also responsible for all other physical security protection worldwide and the development of the company business continuity and crisis management plans. Glenn has been with Bridgestone for one year and his primary focus is on enterprise security operations and business continuity. He holds his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Norwich University with a MS degree in business continuity management. When he is not working he is enjoying life in Nashville with his wife and two young sons.
Mr Mark C Peterson
  • Mr Mark C Peterson
  • Principal
  • MC Peterson & Associates
  • Littleton CO, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

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

 Hours, Fees, & Hotels


5:00–6:00 pm

7:00-8:00 am

Program Hours
Monday – Wednesday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Registration Fees
On or Before 9/6
After 9/6







The Registration Fee includes a daily continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and a networking reception, a custom manual, and a CD with relevant chapters from Protection of Assets (POA). Hotel costs are not included.

The Westin Canal Place
100 Rue Iberville
New Orleans, LA 70130 
Be sure to mention ASIS International when requesting the special room rate of $185 single/double (plus tax). The price will be honored until October 11, or until the room block is full.


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.

Rental Car Discount:

Contact Dollar at +1.866.542.2303, extension 2 or; reference code CM0140. FL rentals reference code CMO135.