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New for 2019 at GSX!

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Test your shooting skills and compete for bragging rights and prizes in the new ASIS Foundation laser Sharpshooter Competition happening during GSX 2019!

This simulated marksmanship competition will take place in the exhibit hall during GSX show hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Your suggested donation of $20 allows you to compete for more than $500 in prizes to be awarded each day. Register to compete on the day of your choice or on all three days. Different games will be featured each day of the competition

A limited number of advance tickets will be available to guarantee your spot in the competition so please register early.

If you would prefer to try some laser shooting but not compete, you may do so during the ‘open play’ times each day for a suggested donation of $5 or more. Stop by the ASIS Foundation Booth #2541 during exhibit hall hours, make your donation, and enjoy some target practice—or challenge a friend and see who wins.

All event proceeds benefit the ASIS Foundation and support research, grants and scholarships for global security professionals.

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Opportunities to Support the Foundation at GSX 2019

The ASIS Foundation supports global security professionals through scholarships, grants and research. Participate in these Foundation events at GSX and have fun while also giving back to your profession:


Opening Night Celebration—Chicago on the Silver Screen

Sunday, 8 September | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
While enjoying a “night out at the movies”, you can also support the ASIS Foundation. For a suggested donation of just $10 each, you can pick up some unique ‘flair’ in each of the three movie-themed rooms: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, “The Blues Brothers”, and “Chicago.” And don’t miss the chance to dress up like a Chicago gangster or flapper and have your photo taken, suggested donation: $20.

All proceeds benefit the ASIS Foundation and support research, grants and scholarships for global security professionals. Learn more.



Commemorative GSX19 Pins

Debuted last year, the Foundation will again be offering a limited edition, collectible GSX19 pin. The pins will be available for a suggested donation of $20 at the Foundation booth, the Headshot Lounge, and the Bookstore. Be sure to pick up your 2019 GSX Chicago pin while supplies last.


Additional Opportunities to Support the Foundation at GSX 2019

Foundation Booth #2541

New this year, the ASIS Foundation will have its own booth in the GSX exhibit hall. Please stop by to pick up an executive summary of our new Convergence research and learn more about the Foundation’s work. Drop off your chapter or individual donation and have a photo taken with members of the Foundation Board and a ‘big check’. You can also participate in the Sharpshooter Competition or open play laser shooting at the same location.

Meet and Greet for Foundation Grant and Scholarship Recipients

Tuesday, 10 September  | 4:30-5:30 pm
Attention Foundation grant and scholarship winners: we invite you to stop by the Foundation booth #2541 on Tuesday during the Happy Hour in the exhibit hall to meet members of the Foundation Board of Trustees and have a group photo taken. Winners of the CPP Accelerator scholarship, Road to Certification, Career Development, Bordes grant or any other Foundation grant or scholarship are encouraged to attend. See you there!

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2019 Foundation Sponsors

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.

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

Foundation Announcements

CPP Accelerator Becomes the ‘Certification Accelerator’ for 2019

This popular scholarship program has expanded to include both the CPP and PSP. The ASIS Foundation offers the gift of one free certification exam to EVERY ASIS Chapter worldwide. Last year, more than 100 chapters in 30 countries participated. Let’s increase that number for 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.