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The ASIS Foundation helps security professionals achieve their career goals with certification scholarships, practical research, member hardship grants, and more. Your Foundation is supported by generous donations from ASIS members, chapters, and organizations.

About the Foundation

The ASIS Foundation was founded as an affiliate of ASIS International in 1966 to serve the security industry through scholarship and research. The Foundation provides an opportunity to give back to security industry colleagues and awards more than 100 grants and scholarships annually to support security professionals. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees and managed by a staff manager. The Foundation’s work is made possible by generous gifts from individuals, chapters, councils and organizations.

We offer Scholarship and grant opportunities for those pursuing physical security and cybersecurity careers 

We conduct timely security research on contemporary threats, best practices, and regulations providing valuable and actionable knowledge for the security profession.

The Foundation’s work is made possible by generous gifts from individuals, chapters, councils and organizations.

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ASIS Foundation Virtual Fitness Challenge

Congratulations to our winners!

Individual Awards       Team Awards

Catherine Hartwell, CPP
Most Distance Traveled - Cyclist

Hector Romero
Most Distance Traveled – Walker/Runner

Alejandro (Alex) Rojo, CPP
Most Money Raised


ASIS Latam & Caribbean
Most Distance Traveled

ASIS Latam & Caribbean
Most Money Raised

ASIS Latam & Caribbean
Most Participants

We would like to thank our our 2023 sponsors for another successful fitness challenge.

Silver Sponsor       Bronze Sponsors

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ASIS Foundation Awards Research Grant for Autonomous Vehicles Project

The Foundation selected a team of researchers from the University of West London and the University of Portsmouth to study the threats, risk, and opportunities that autonomous vehicles (Avs) pose for security. The research is expected to be completed in March 2024. The research will:
  • Characterize and categorize existing AVs and those under development
  • Identify the threats and risks posed by the identified AVs
  • Map out the existing regulatory frameworks for each category, including an analysis of anticipatory norms for some of the functions and aspects of the AVs
  • Summarize knowledge about the global and regional distribution of the use of AVs (and the related opportunities)
  • Explore how AVs are applied to the security profession

For more information, contact Gigi Portlock.

New Research from the ASIS Foundation

The Influence of Security Risk Management: Understanding Security’s Corporate Sphere of Risk Influence

Understand the factors that limit the security function’s influence in corporate risk management and learn strategies to increase the security function’s importance in risk management discussions and decisions. Download the Risk Influence report today.

This new research from the ASIS Foundation found that most security leaders report that their influence in corporate risk decision making is often limited and lags behind other areas of the business. An extensive literature review and 11 focus groups comprised of a variety of business executives, from security directors to CISOs to CEOs to facility managers, the researchers uncover the reasons for security’s limited influence and reveal how security leaders who achieve strong risk management positions in their organizations got there.

The Executive Summary provides a solid overview of the findings, including an impressive table enumerating the barriers to influence and what the researchers recommend security professionals do as a result. The Full Report carries the detail behind the findings, including the results of an extensive literature review that included a detailed analysis of 22 standards and guidelines from various organizations that inform the topic of corporate risk management. And finally, the report’s findings are summarized in nine key findings, each of which is described and presented here as a module.

Read the Executive Summary | Full Report

Findings Modules
Finding 1: The Specialist vs. The Generalist
Finding 2: Organizational Leaders See Security as an Operational Risk Concern
Finding 3: Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) Is Not Yet Achieved
Finding 4: Security Professionals Need to Engage Better with Corporate Decision Makers
Finding 5: Security Risk Diagnosis and Security Risk Treatment Are Not a Singular Activity
Finding 6: Organizational Context Has a Significant Impact on Security’s Risk Influence
Finding 7: Security as a Brand Lacks Professional Respect
Finding 8: Language Is a Significant Issue
Finding 9: Influence Is Impacted by Characteristics of the Individual

Grant Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following chapters for winning this years' Chapter Grant Certification Starter Kits

Caracas     Northern New Jersey
Chile     Omaha
Dominican Republic     Quito - Ecuador
Dubai     Salt Lake
Guatemala     San Diego
Hyderabad, India     São Paulo
Kumasi     Shanghai
Mumbai     West Australia
North Carolina Piedmont      

ASIS Foundation Scholarships

1 IE Executive Education Scholarship

20 Chapter Starter Kit Grants

30+ Certification Scholarships

15 IFPO Certification Scholarships (10 in English, 5 in Spanish)

1 Public-Private Partnership Excellence Grant

Learn More about Foundation Scholarships and Grants.

Congratulations 2023 Scholarship Recipients

General Certification Scholarships

Ana Laíse Ferreira Herculano Batista
Ari Yacianci, SRMP
Christopher Casa
Claudia E. Martínez Marcos
Diego Filipe Serpa dos Santos
Don Okereke
Donald Nailor
Franky He
Guilherme Gielfi Otero
Jess Poleon
Johanna Hattabaugh
Juan Rodriguez
Julianna Mitchell
Nicole Anite Velez
Nikolaos Lalazisis
Panniruky Perumal
Piengtep Yapan
Richard Franks
Roberto Chavez Rubio
Rogerio Milson Ferreira
Sergio Delgado Torres
Sergiy Kosyuk
Shanna Shirley
Yoshihiro Ozaki
Zhijian Chan
Zsuzsanna Bencsics   

Military Liaison Council Certification Scholarships

Nathen Powell
Luis Vicente Rodriguez Perez
Frank Tetteh-Kumah
Vadym Khomiuk
Ajala Segun
Ranjen Bhatia
Ryan Timmons
Linda Chebet

Law Enforcement Liaison Certification Scholarships

Sean Marschke
Ronald Kesten

IE Executive Education Scholarship

Michael Brzozowski, CPP, PSP

Public-Private Partnership Grant, in Honor of Matthew Simeone

Pembroke Police & Fire

ASIS Foundation Donation Tributes

The following donors designated their gifts as a tribute to special individuals or groups. To make your individual, chapter, or organization gift ‘in honor’ or ‘in memory’ of someone, please visit:

Donor Name       Tribute
Anonymous       In memory of Don Walker
Susan Friedberg       In honor of Mark Folmer
Eric Kready       In honor of Military Liaison Community Scholarship Fund
Rose Miller       In honor of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
William Nay       In honor of the San Francisco Chapter - ASIS
Henri Nolin       In honor of Military Liaison Commuity Scholarship Fund
Anna Marie Federico       In honor of Gannett Fleming
Michael Magill       In memory of Rich Frank, CPP
Paul Ward, COSS       In honor of the Florida West Coast Chapter
Watermark       In honor of the Military Liaison Community


 Making a difference in our industry and the lives of those who keep the world safe, through research and scholarships.

Meet Your 2024 Foundation Board of Trustees