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ASIS International, Security Industry Association Launch Joint Learning Management System for Security Professionals

Alexandria, Va. 2014-09-25

​ASIS International (ASIS) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have launched my Global Portal for Security (myGPS), a world-class learning platform for security professionals.

myGPS is a development tool for security professionals as well as an information resource for those considering a career in the industry, offering a compilation of classroom and online training options for those seeking to close knowledge and performance gaps through education and training. Now that the foundation is in place, the system will evolve over time to include career tracking and management of SIA and ASIS certifications. In addition, ASIS and SIA plan to add a host of new courses, educational materials, and career planning tools to further support security professionals in attaining their career potential. 

“A competency-based workforce is becoming more critical to performance. This is especially true for the security industry as many professionals transition from other business sectors to assume responsibility within an organization,” stated ASIS President Richard E. Widup, Jr., CPP. “myGPS is an invaluable tool for practitioners from across our industry, as well as others considering careers in security. In the future, it will aid professionals in planning a career path and in identifying the required competencies to excel and achieve success. Working together with SIA in its development seemed a natural, synergistic partnership.”

“myGPS is a great example of high-quality offerings produced through the unique collaboration between the security companies of SIA and the protection professionals of ASIS,” said SIA Chairman John Stroia, chief operating officer, The Will-Burt Company. “All security professionals will find value in the educational opportunities available through the myGPS learning management system, particularly those seeking to deepen their knowledge of security project management and perhaps start down the road of becoming a Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM®).”

myGPS launched with a diverse, collective offering of educational resources from both ASIS and SIA. Thirty four ASIS classroom and online programs are presented. SIA’s library features 31 project management courses for security project managers.

Explore myGPS online today!

• ASIS Members: Learn more and register here.

• SIA Members: Learn more and register here.

Registration for myGPS is free to all security professionals—practitioners, manufacturers, consultants, distributors, integrators and others. Visit, register, explore and prepare for success today.  

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About ASIS International
ASIS International is the leading organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s No. 1 magazine—Security Management—ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.
About the Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) (http://www.securityindustry.org) is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers, with more than 500 innovative member companies representing more than 300,000 security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, and owner of the Securing New Ground® conference, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities.