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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.

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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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New Research from the ASIS Foundation

Autonomous Vehicles: Threats, Risks, and Opportunities

Autonomous vehicles are no longer technology to be aware of on the periphery; they have arrived. The use of consumer grade drones as weapons of destruction and invaluable reconnaissance in Ukraine and Gaza serves as a warning that such systems are effective and can be put to any number of creative uses. While many of the headlines are negative, autonomous cars demonstrate just how far those systems have come.

There are many opportunities for corporate security to use autonomous vehicles to enhance their security posture. Of course, the technology also presents new threats, which present a new set of risks organizations must consider.

In this extensive research project, researchers Ishmael Bhila and Peter Lee from the University of Portsmouth and Alison Wakefield from the University of West London, guide readers to a greater understanding of autonomous vehicles, including those that operate in the air, on land, on the water, and underwater. They examine how they have been used, what potential they have, and how they have evolved. They discuss how artificial intelligence is affecting their capability, and they discuss both what regulations currently exist around the world and what direction future regulations may take.

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Grant Winners Announced

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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 2024 Scholarship Recipients

General Certification Scholarships

Abhijit Patra
Amlan Chandra
Andrew Witham
Anton Skyba
Aykut Baran
Brittany Galli
Carlos Eduardo Banegas
Carlos Merida
Chandre Bezuidenhout
David Akpabio
Eric Mumau
Hesham Doom
Isabel Victoria Hinojosa Valenzuela
Jorge Daniel Mejia Carrasco
Jose Miguel Figueroa
Juan Rodriguez
Kittiphoom Kerdman
Ma Pauline Rillera
Matthew Brown
Molly Guest
Mone Felix
Numa Sanchez
Paula Mendes
Ricardo Guillermo Flores Rodriguez
Tia Eskandari   

Military & Veterans Certification Scholarships

Herbert Daniels
Prezell Harris
Ranjen Bhatia
Simon Munene
William Hess

Law Enforcement Liaison Certification Scholarship

Andrew Acierno

Buckley Fund Scholarship

Phillip Moldoff

Noggle Fund Scholarship

Steve Bassett

IE Executive Education Scholarship

Hector Grynberg

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.

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