ASIS President John A. Petruzzi, CPP, reflects on the tragic events of 11 September 2001 and the ways that the security profession has grown in the ensuing years. Increased collaboration between security professionals and law enforcement, and between security professionals and their peers, has helped our profession evolve to meet the ever-changing threats of our age.
What a year it has been! Despite the challenges of 2020 (and 2021), ASIS members around the globe doubled-down on their efforts over the past year to realize remarkable achievements and contributions to both ASIS and the security management profession. From individual volunteers assuming expanded leadership roles to chapters nimbly transitioning from in-person to virtual events to organizations reaffirming their commitment to certification programs, ASIS members demonstrated that we truly are #StrongerTogether.
Workplace violence and active assailant threats have risen near the forefront of organizations' risk management concerns. Following a year that saw many organizations turn to remote work--leading to increased isolation for many employees--what considerations need to be made to keep facilities safe during the post-COVID return to work? CSO Center member Darcy Leutzinger discusses steps security professionals can take to prevent workplace violence in the current age.
ASIS salutes these newly board-certified security practitioners
After I passed the ASIS International Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) certification exam earlier this month, I had a number of people reach out to ask about how I prepared for the exam, how I sat for the exam, and any tips that could help them study.
It is with great pleasure that ASIS International is now offering remotely proctored certification exams! This means that those who do not have a Prometric test center nearby can now take the ASIS certification exams in their own home or office. This option will now allow our members throughout the world to take our exams anytime, anywhere.