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Risk, Threat, and Vulnerability Assessment

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14 - 16 November 2016
Westin Peachtree Plaza

New_web.gif Earn three (3) additional CPE credits for passing the new ASIS 2016 Standard Competency Exam.  Attendees will receive complimentary access to the exam until December 31, 2016.

Reduce Risk ... Increase Resilience
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Be a critical business partner to senior management

What makes a risk, threat, and vulnerability assessment successful and effective? Why are assessments essential for organizational resilience?

This program starts by explaining the differences between risk, threat, and vulnerability and then demonstrates how assessments are absolutely essential for organizational resilience.

Learn about acceptable business risk thresholds and the metrics you can use to describe them.

The exam will test your knowledge on the fundamental of risk, threat and vulnerability assessment as discussed in the class.

Registration Fees

 Immediate Benefits

  • Learn how to develop an effective risk management and assessment program that is highly valued within your organization.
  • Understand how to integrate risk assessment into the business process
  • Develop the skills to identify necessary people and assets that provide the enterprise tangible and intangible value.
  • Learn how to develop a solid business case for the program—one that addresses cost, benefits, and operational aspects.

 Who Should Attend

  • Security management professionals across all public and private sectors
  • Anyone involved with design, specifications, implementation, operation, or maintenance of security systems, including those in specialties such as emergency management, business continuity planning, facility and infrastructure management, HR, and others.
  • Architects, designers, and integrators working on security project

 Program Overview

This 3-day course offers a comprehensive examination of all aspects of planning and implementing a risk assessment program in any organization, small or large, public or private, and in any industry or setting. Through engaging lectures, eye-opening case studies, practical exercises and a relevant site visit, this program not only covers the essentials topics listed below, but also provides opportunities to apply the principles.

Risk Management Process
Before starting the design and implementation of the risk assessment program, it is important to understand the objectives of the risk management program and to evaluate both the extent and efficacy of existing risk control measures and system. Learn how to do this efficiently.

Risk Assessment—Analyzing the Risk
What is the scope of the risk assessment program? Is it meeting the organization's risk assessment objectives? Does it consider the context of the organization, its needs, and requirements? The scope should define the processes, functions, activities, physical boundaries (facilities and locations), and stakeholders within the boundaries of the risk assessment program. Learn how to match the scope to the resources available.

Risk Assessment—Treatment of the Risks/Mitigation
Risk rating scales are defined in relation to an organizations' objectives and scope. Risks are typically measured in terms of impact and likelihood of occurrence. Impact scales of risk should mirror the units of measure used for organizational objectives, which may reflect different types of impact such as financial, personnel, and/or reputation.

Organizational Resilience and Risk
Building a resilient organization is a cross-disciplinary and cross-functional endeavor. An organizational resilience approach to managing risk encourages critical infrastructure businesses to develop a more natural capability to deal with unexpected disruptions to business-as-usual activity. Discover the most effective ways to approach resilience that allow organizations to adapt to changes in their operating environment over time.

Risk Assessment—Test, Measure, Review, Document Control and Assurance
Understand the various tools and techniques that can be utilized to determine risk assessment. Identify how the organization can now bring its individual residual risk ratings together into a portfolio view to identify interdependencies and interconnections. Management can then determine any actions necessary to revise its risk responses or address design or effectiveness of controls.

Site Visit
Visit a major employer in the Atlanta area to see how the organization has applied the principles of risk management.  Return to the classroom to further explore how theory and practice come together.  [Site visit location will be announced soon.]

Please Note:
Registrants should be aware that this course includes a visit to a third-party site. The host organization may require the use of non-disclosure agreements or have other requirements for visitors to the site.  The site tour is subject to the requirements of the host organization

 Hours, Fees, & Hotels

Registration Hours
Sunday, November 13, 2016
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Monday, November 14, 2016
7:00 am-8:00 am

Program Hours
Monday – Wednesday (November 14-16, 2016)
8:00 am–5:00 pm

Registration Fees
Fee includes daily continental breakfast, refreshment breaks and a networking reception. Hotel costs are not included.

  Early-bird rate before 9/17/16 Regular rate after 9/17/16
Member $995 $1,095
Nonmember $1,295 $1,395
Certificate exam fee $75 ​$75



The Certificate Exam for Risk, Threat & Vulnerability Assessment 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 immediately after the scheduled course date for a period of six weeks. A $75 fee is required. Learn more.

 New_web.gifEarn three (3) additional CPE credits for passing the new ASIS 2016 Standard Competency Exam.  Attendees will receive complimentary access to the exam until December 31, 2016.

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.


Mr W Douglas Fitzgerald, CPP
  • Mr W Douglas Fitzgerald, CPP
  • President / CEO
  • Fitzgerald Technology Group
  • Washington DC, UNITED STATES
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Bio: W. Douglas Fitzgerald, CPP is the President and CEO of Fitzgerald Technology Group. As a nationally-recognized leader in the design and integration of security, life safety, data network and communications systems, Mr. Fitzgerald has earned accolades as a security and countermeasures planner due to his innovative approaches and solutions. He has more than 25 years of experience in physical and electronic security, diplomatic protection, design of SCIF and secure voice/data facilities, security policies and procedures, and tactical training and operations. Mr. Fitzgerald currently serves as Senior Council Vice President for ASIS International.
Mr Ronald Lander, CPP
  • Mr Ronald Lander, CPP
  • Chief Specialist
  • Ultrasafe Security Solutions
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Bio: Ron Lander, CPP, is owner of Ultrasafe Security Specialists and a retired Sergeant with 23 years on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Ron’s company, Ultrasafe Security, won the 2006 “Sammy” Award for the “Best Integrated Installation” in Northern America. Ultrasafe was also runner up for the same award in 2010 with over 100 entries. In September, 2008, Ron was the first recipient of the Roy N. Bordes Council Member “Award of Excellence” for his over 16 years of contributions to ASIS Councils and his countless lectures throughout the world on the behalf of ASIS International and the security community. He continues to lecture on a variety of security and IT subjects throughout the world and is now an ASIS Council Vice President.
Mr J Kelly Stewart
  • Mr J Kelly Stewart
  • Managing Director & CEO
  • Newcastle Consulting
  • Leesburg VA, UNITED STATES
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Bio: J. Kelly Stewart is Managing Director & CEO of Newcastle Consulting, LLC, an Enterprise Security Risk and Information Management Consultancy. Mr. Stewart has more than 25 years of public and private experience as a seasoned international security practitioner in leading multi-national security management operations. His focus is on Enterprise Security Risk Management Programs; Comprehensive Risk, Threat, & Vulnerability Assessments; Security Master Planning; Facility Security Design; and Intelligent Command Centers. Mr. Stewart enables executives to focus their organizations on core competencies where they can achieve definable advantages and add value to their client base, thus facilitating and protecting strategic advantages they have in the marketplace. He believes in proactive, predictive, and responsive advice and access to information as critical to building a company’s resilience to operational risk, thereby protecting its people and assets. Mr. Stewart currently serves as a Council Vice President for ASIS International.