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Security professionals play an integral role in today's society. ASIS International is here to support everyone in the world of security, in the mission to keep people and communities safe.

Member Interviews

Measuring Emergency Planning and Leadership Against the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this Security Snapshot, Nicole McDargh, CPP, Regional Director, Physical Security, Health, Safety, and Building & Offices Services, Richemont Europe, shares how existing emergency management plans stacked up against COVID-19 and how reopening plans require flexibility, agility, and quick innovation.


Q&A: Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention

The newly revised The ASIS International Workplace Violence Standard delivers vetted best practices that organizations can use to help build workplace violence programs or to improve upon ones that are already in place. We sat down with Securisks’ Michael A. Crane, Esq., CPP, chair of the ASIS WVPI AA Technical Committee, to learn more.

#SecurityHeroes Profile: Sonny Tai

Sonny Tai, CEO of Actuate, connected the dots to donate masks and hand sanitizer to school districts in need. Help ASIS collect other inspiring stories of those going above and beyond in the security profession by sharing your own shout outs on social media, using the hashtag #SecurityHeroes.

Summary of New COVID-19 Stimulus Law “Phase 3”

On 27 March, President Trump enacted H.R. 748, known as “Phase 3,” to provide economic relief to critical American industries and government operations impacted by COVID-19. This summary addresses key provisions that impact the work of SIA and ASIS members in the U.S.

Maintaining an ASIS Certification

Like all accredited professional certification programs, ASIS requires individuals to keep current—by earning 60 continuing professional education (CPE) credits every three years, or the certification will expire. There are several ways to earn CPEs, flexible to suit your own unique schedule and needs.


June 2020 Bonus: Fostering Innovation Within Security

What does innovation mean in security technology? 2019 GSX Pitch Competition winner Yaron Zussman of Magos America sits down with SM Highlights host Chuck Harold to discuss the difference between invention and innovation, the benefits of disruption, and what is driving change in the industry.

May 2020 Bonus: Coronavirus and Conflict—Responding to Domestic Violence and the Potential for Civil Unrest

How are organizations obligated to protect employees from risk—particularly domestic violence—as workforces shift to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Dr. James Cawood, CPP, PCI, PSP, president of Factor One, discusses the expectation of privacy, encouraging disclosure in a sensitive manner, and risk mitigation around domestic abuse. Then Paul Mercer, managing director of HawkSight Security Risk Management Ltd, outlines the potential for global civil unrest to erupt out of the coronavirus pandemic.

May 2020: Art Crimes; AI and National Security; Security Management in the Middle East

Thieves see art theft as a crime of opportunity, and there’s no better opportunity than when museums are closed, streets are empty, and witnesses are nowhere to be found, says Anthony Amore, director of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Art Museum in Boston. In this month’s SM Highlights podcast, host Chuck Harold discusses COVID-19 and art crime with Amore; the perils of AI-driven warfare with RAND Corporation researcher Yuna Wong; and security management best practices and pitfalls in the Middle East with Michael Padilla-Pagan Payano.

April 2020 Bonus: A Deeper Look into Workplace Harassment and Culture

“There is no safety in not having reports of harassment....That tells you only that you haven't had to do any internal investigations,” says U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Commissioner Victoria Lipnic. “Be mindful of the fact that so few people are willing to report it.... They do not report it because they’re afraid to.”