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Provides guidance on establishing investigative programs as well as the conduct of individual investigations, including the competence and evaluation of investigators.

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Risk Assessment

Provides guidance on developing and sustaining a coherent and effective risk assessment program including principles, managing an overall risk assessment program, and performing individual risk assessments, along with confirming the competencies of risk assessors and understanding biases.

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Supply Chain Risk Management: A Compilation of Best Practices

Developed in collaboration with the Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council, this Standard provides a framework for collecting, developing, understanding, and implementing current best practices for supply chain risk management.

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Auditing Management Systems: Risk, Resilience, Security, and Continuity—Guidance for Application (SPC.2)

The SPC.2 Standard provides guidance for establishing and managing an audit program, as well as conducting individual audits consistent with the ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021 standards.

Chief Security Officer—An Organizational Model ANSI Standard

ASIS released a revised ANSI/ASIS Chief Security Officer—An Organizational Model Standard that provides a model for organizations to use when developing a senior leadership function responsible for providing comprehensive, integrated risk strategies to protect an organization from security threats. This standard replaces the 2008 ANSI/ASIS Chief Security Officer Organizational ANSI standard. 

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This recording from the ASIS 2014 Annual Seminar and Exhibits examines lessons learned from implementing two ASIS Standards: ASIS Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention and the Physical Asset Protection Standard.