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In need of a subject matter expert? Councils support ASIS’ vast knowledge base. By focusing on specific security practice areas, councils offer channels to contribute your expertise, resources to increase professional effectiveness, and programming relevant to your sector of security management.

Explore our councils advancing security in these 34 key areas:


Academic and Training Programs
Banking and Financial Services
Commercial Real Estate
Crime Prevention and Loss Prevention
Crisis Management and Business Continuity
Cultural Properties
Defense and Intelligence
Economic Crime
Executive Protection Council
Fire and Life Safety
Food Defense and Agriculture Security
Gaming and Wagering Protection
Global Terrorism and Political Instability
Healthcare Security
Hospitality, Entertainment and Tourism Security
Information Asset Protection and Pre-Employment Screening
Information Technology Security
Law Enforcement Liaison
Leadership and Management Practices
Military Liaison
Petrochemical, Chemical, and Extractive Industry Security
Pharmaceutical Security
Physical Security
Retail Loss Prevention
School Safety and Security
Security Applied Sciences Ad Hoc Council
Security Architecture and Engineering
Security Services
Supply Chain and Transportation Security
Transitions Ad Hoc Council
Utilities Security
Women in Security Council
Young Professionals Council

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Recommended Best Practices for Securing Houses of Worship Around the World​​

Cultural Properties Council
Houses of Worship Committee White Paper, 2017

Security and worship can be successfully blended for those who worship in your facility. No house of worship (HOW), whether a church, mosque, temple, or synagogue is exempt from crime, whether committed by an internal member, a stranger, or as a random act of terrorism. We must consider threats and be ready to respond in a quick, efficient, and effective manner. ​​​