2022 Annual Report

ASIS International is deeply committed to creating and nurturing a culture where all are welcome, and one in which security professionals have timely access to the content, knowledge, and a global network in real-time, no matter where they are. Your membership and participation in ASIS activities and events—like Global Security Exchange (GSX)—directly supports the development of education, certification, and standards and guidelines. ASIS remains dedicated to expanding and enriching knowledge sharing, best practices, and peer-to-peer connections so security professionals across disciplines—and at all stages of their careers—can easily access the information and resources they need to succeed.

A Message from our 2022 President Malcolm C. Smith, CPP


ASIS International continues to prioritize the member experience for our 34,000 global members, with the help of an incredibly passionate and dedicated group of 1,400 Regional and Chapter volunteers and 254 chapters worldwide. We grew our new chapters in three regions—Asia Pacific Oceania (Mindanao, Philippines), Latin America and the Caribbean (Mexicali, Mexico), and Sub-Saharan Africa (Kampala, Uganda). We’ve developed 250+ Chapter Communities along with 38 Subject Area Communities on the ASIS Connects platform (new and enhanced Communities including: Cannabis Security, Hospitality, Entertainment & Tourism, Operational Intelligence, Mental Health & Wellness, and NextGen). 

Global Security Exchange (GSX)

In 2022, it was clear that our community was excited to get back together in person. GSX was a phenomenal success with with almost 200 education sessions featuring 275 speakers and additional sessions, including re-broadcasts, Subject Area sessions, and more for a total of 227 sessions. ASIS has been committed to a hybrid annual meeting since 2017, and that commitment continued through 2022, and beyond. We are beginning to see a “return to normal” regarding travel to this event, as more than 13,000 registrants attended from more than 85 nations. The show floor this year was 25% larger than 2021, with over 400 exhibiting companies, 90 of which were first-time exhibitors at GSX. 

Standards and Guidelines

In its role as a standards development organization, ASIS plays an important role in helping the private sector secure its business and critical infrastructure, whether from natural disasters, accidents, or planned actions. By addressing specific concerns and issues inherent to the security industry, ASIS standards and guidelines support security management professionals by increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security practices and solutions, as well as enhancing the professionalism of the industry. 

In 2022, ASIS revised three important industry standards and guidelines with the support of hundreds of professionals from around the globe. Access our new standards and guidelines today!


With 12,288 active and lifetime certificants globally, our certification numbers continue to perform at a high level. Interest in ASIS certifications remains strong as we experienced a four percent increase in certificants between 2021 and 2022. Our research and the experiences of our members have taught us how important certification is in a variety of contexts. Being the best ambassadors, our members' voices will continue to be leveraged as we search for new ways to convey the value of our credentials throughout our network. 


In 2022, the ASIS Learning Team delivered 52 webinars and launched three Certificate Programs: Essentials of Security Risk Assessment; Essentials of Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs; and Essentials of Executive Protection; and introduced Workplace Violence Prevention Training in partnership with the Center for Personal Protection and Safety (CPPS). These programs, alongside many others, made over 800 hours of learning available to our members through the Learning Exchange. Alongside the ASIS Foundation, we granted 20 Chapter Starter Kits for APP and CPP Certification Preparation. We updated the CPP Online Review and all certification preparation flashcards and launched the ASIS Training of Trainers Program. This resulted in more than 50,398 total hours of learning by security professionals from 142 countries. 

ASIS Foundation

In 2022, the ASIS Foundation continued its important work of helping security professionals achieve their career goals. The Foundation awarded more than 100 individual certification scholarships, 15 IFPO certification scholarships, plus two new scholarships for the IE Executive Program. It supported four chapters with Bordes Education Grants ($2,500 each) and provided 20 Certification Starter Kit grants to ASIS chapters, enabling them to host their own certification trainings. The Foundation released two new research reports: The State of Security Management and Security Convergence and Business Continuity. Thank you to the donors who made this work possible! 

CSO Center

As part of ASIS International, the CSO Center is dedicated to assisting security executives in career development and is leading the way in the development of best practices, risk mitigation, and the future of security management by advancing the role of senior security executives around the globe. 

In 2022, the CSO Center has had a transformative year: After revising governance and membership guidelines, repositioning and reinforcing the work of standing committees, successfully hosting a Virtual CSO Center Leadership Series, and reimagining the onboarding and engagement of new members, the CSO Center has reached record membership and engagement to provide members with a stronger network and more opportunities to learn and develop as a senior leader. 

Security Management

In 2022, Security Management published more than 600 pieces of content, including written articles, podcasts and videos, which were viewed by more than 350,000 users. In addition to winning 19 journalism and design awards, Security Management revitalized its website design, spun up new topic pages, and launched a new member-exclusive bookmarking feature, so you can curate your own archive of go-to articles and resources that you can access digitally from anywhere. 


It's crucial to note that every facet of ASIS International's operations and activities is founded on a strong sense of fiduciary duty throughout the organization. The pandemic has acted as a catalyst for even deeper analysis and improvement in the organization's methods for cost containment and generating revenue. 2022 fiscal saw a substantial improvement over the prior year in terms of our financial performance due to the efforts of headquarters staff along with the oversight of our Global Board of Directorsand moved us closer to our goal of being at least budget neutral by the end of FY24.

A message from our 2023 President Tim M. McCreight, CPP

In Other News


ASIS Connects gets a new look. The ASIS Connects platform allows all ASIS members to connect and share information 24/7/365. Now it’s easier than ever to use and navigate. To learn more about Connects, please check it out here.  


To better capture the spirit of ASIS International’s Young Professionals Community, in 2022 it went through a rebranding process and will now be called the NextGen Community. For more information, visit the NextGen Community on ASIS Connects.