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With the support of ASIS International member and chapter donations and corporate support, the Foundation invests in elevating the security industry through research and scholarships.
  • EducationScholarship and grant opportunities for those pursuing physical security and cybersecurity careers 
  • Research – We conduct timely security research on contemporary threats, best practices, and regulations providing valuable and actionable knowledge for the security profession.

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Security Scholarship and Grant Opportunities: Applications are Open!

Apply now! The ASIS Foundation offers security scholarships and grants that support our Chapters and help individuals achieve their career goals in security certification and security education. Applications are open until 30 April.

Double Your Impact

A big THANK YOU to the more than 1500 members, chapters and organizations that donated from October to December to help us reach our goal. With your support, the ASIS Foundation has earned an additional $20,000 match generously donated by Frank Argenbright of SecurAmerica.

Your contributions go directly to help your colleagues pursuing professional certification and transitioning into security-related careers.

Your gift helps security professionals like Teresa:

“As an ASIS Foundation Road to Certification Scholarship winner, I feel blessed and hope to pay it forward to the new generation of young security professionals and women entering the field. Thank you, Foundation donors, for your support!”

-Teresa Swarczinski, University of Michigan

Thank you, Foundation Sponsors

New Research from the ASIS Foundation

Intelligent Building Management Systems: Guidance for Protecting Organizations

Produced in partnership with BOMA International (BOMA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA), Intelligent Building Management Systems: Guidance for Protecting Organizations provides a framework for decision-makers to assign a risk-based criticality or impact to their building and asks relevant security questions to develop appropriate mitigation strategies.

The guidance is based on original research that provides an exhaustive overview of identified intelligent building critical vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies.

Download the guidance document, full report, and shareable infographics today!

Scouting the Future

This innovative research initiative identifies seven key change drivers impacting the security profession. Understanding the implications of these changes will allow leaders to better navigate the evolving environment and develop effective strategies for a new, emerging future.

Executive Summary

The insights generated will inform the Foundation's research agenda and the ASIS content strategy to meet future member needs. Each change driver represents an area where change is occurring most rapidly and could have the largest impact. To learn more about each topic, please click on the links below.

Foundation Announcements

CPP Accelerator Program

The ASIS Foundation is proud to offer all ASIS Chapters the gift of a free CPP exam to award to one deserving member. The 2018 application period closed 31 December. We are pleased to announce that 99 chapters--including 37 outside the U.S.--participated and are awarding scholarships for the CPP exam to their members. CPP exam vouchers are being awarded by the Foundation in January 2019.

Chapter leaders can click on the link below to learn how to administer this program. Interested applicants, please contact your local chapter for more information.


Featured Report

Archaeological Site of COLONIA CLUNIA SULPICA Penalba de Castro, Burgos, Spain​

Principal Authors:
James H. Clark, CPP, Clark Security Group, LLC
Ricardo Sanz Marcos, Proarpa (Proteccion de Activos y Patrimonio)
Robert Carotenuto, CPP, PCI, PSP, New York Botanical Garden

Scholars believe that the site of Colonia Clunia Suplicia (Clunia) is the most representative of all the archaeological ruins that have been found from the Roman period in the Northern Iberian Peninsula. The objective of this assessment was to identify those conditions that could create security vulnerabilities for the site and its resources, including people, assets, and activities.

This report provides a case study, including a physical security assessment of Clunia and its surrounding environs, along with a review of other historic sites in the region.

Funded by a grant from the ASIS Foundation and presented by the ASIS Cultural Properties Council.

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Metrics Report

The research report Persuading Senior Management with Effective, Evaluated, Security Metrics was sponsored by the ASIS Foundation, in collaboration​ with the ASIS Defense and Intelligence Council, to add to the body of knowledge about security metrics and to empower security professionals to better assess and present metrics.  This report provides the project's findings, including its three practical, actionable products:

  1. The Security Metrics Evaluation Tool (Security M​ET), which security professionals can self-administer to develop, evaluate, and improve security metrics
  2. A library of metric descriptions, each evaluated according to the Security MET criteria
  3. Guidelines for effective use of security metrics to inform and persuade senior management, with an emphasis on organizational risk and return on investment