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

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14 - 17 November 2016
Westin Peachtree Plaza

Develop your core knowledge

Advancing your career in security demands your fundamental knowledge of the profession's universal principles be rock-solid. This program will reinforce your foundation and proide you with a strategic overview of key security principles as well as best practices for thriving in the security profession.

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.

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The exam will test your knowledge on the fundamental principles of assets protection.

Registration Fees

 Linda Florence, PhD, CPP, addresses the value of getting a certificate in Assets Protection

 Phil Deming, CPP, explains what you learn in the ASIS Assets Protection Course™ Series

 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 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, 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.

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

Registration Hours
5:00-6:00 pm
7:00-8:00 am

Program Hours
8:00 am–5:00 pm
8:00 am–1:00 pm
5:00-7:00 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 (before September 17)​After September 17

Hotel Information
Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $169 single/double (plus tax). It will be honored until the room block is full or October 18, 2016.

The Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA  30303


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.


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