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Standards & Guidelines

ASIS International, in its role as a Standards Developing Organization (SDO), develops standards and guidelines to serve the needs of security practitioners in today’s global environment.

  • Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Serves a key liaison role on two International Organization for Standardization (ISO) technical committees

Through these roles and the expertise and knowledge of its members and the industry at large, ASIS plays a pivotal role to influence and impact security standards worldwide.

Interested in participating?

Reach out to our standards department at standards@asisonline.org today.

ASIS Releases New Guideline on ESRM

ASIS International just released its Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) Guideline. The Guideline is the first strategic security management tool of its kind, elevating the security function by establishing a partnership between security professionals and business leaders to manage security risks.

The new guideline describes the objective of ESRM and how security professionals can utilize the approach to advance an organization’s overall mission. It positions the security professional as a trusted advisor to help guide asset owners through the process of making security risk management decisions. 

Available for purchase in Digital or Softcover format.

Members enjoy free access to an online version of this document. The online version cannot be downloaded, printed, or viewed offline. To purchase a print copy, click here.

The Global Leader in Security Standards

Learn how ASIS, through the development of security standards and guidelines, advances the security management profession as well as empowers organizations to increase their effectiveness of security practice and solutions.

Published Standards

Chief Security Officer - An Organizational Model (CSO)
PurchaseSoftcover
*ASIS MemberFree download ($74.00 value)

Conformity Assessment and Auditing Management Systems for Quality of Private Security Company Operations (PSC.2) 2019 Edition
PurchaseSoftcover
*ASIS MemberFree download ($74.00 value)

Investigations
PurchaseSoftcover 
*ASIS MemberFree download (En Español) ($193.00 value)

Manag​ement System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations-Requirements with Guidance (PSC.1) ​​Revised
Purchase: S​oftcover​​​
*ASIS MemberFree download (En Español) ($165.00 value​)

Maturity Model for the Phased Implementation of a Quality Assurance Management System for Private Security Service Providers (PSC.3)
PurchaseSoftcover
*ASIS MemberFree download ($92.00 value)

Risk Assessment (RA)
PurchaseSoftcover
*ASIS MemberFree download (En Español) ($107.00 value)

Security and Resilience in Organizations and thei​r Supply Chains - Requirements with Guidance (ORM.1)
​Purchase: Softcover​
*ASIS MemberFree download ($135.00 value)

*This Standard replaces Organizational Resilience: Security, Preparedness and Continuity Management Systems--Requirements with Guidance for Use (SPC.1) and Business Continuity Management Standard (BCM)

Security Management Standard: Physical Asset Protection (PAP)
PurchaseSoftcover​ 
*ASIS MemberFree download (En Español) ($142.00 value)

Supply Chain Risk Management: A Compilation of Best Practices (SCRM)
PurchaseSoftcover
*ASIS MemberFree download ($193.00 value)

Workplace Violence Pre​vention and Intervention Standard (WVPI.1)
PurchaseSoftc​over​​ 
*ASIS MemberFree download (En Español) ($117.00 value)

International Standards Activities

ASIS International participates in two International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committees (TC) namely, ISO/TC 262, Risk management and ISO/TC 292, Security and resilience. As the global security association, ASIS seeks the views of its members to help drive international standards development.

1. ISO/TC 262: Risk Management
Scope: Standardization in the field of risk management

2. ISO/TC 292: Security and Resilience
Scope: Standardization in the field of security to enhance the safety and resilience of society

Learn more about the process of developing standards

ASIS Standards Development Process

The New Member Guide describes how Standards and Guidelines are developed from the perspective of a committee member and/or interested party.

ASIS Standards Development Procedures

ASIS Standards Procedures describes the requirements to which ASIS adheres when developing its ANSI standards.

New Project Proposal Form

If you would like to submit a new proposal, please complete the New Proposal Project form and submit to standards@asisonline.org.

​​​Commission on Standards & Guidelines

The work of preparing standards and guidelines is carried out through the ASIS Standards and Guidelines Committees and governed by the Commission on Standards and Guidelines. The Commission ensures the development process is voluntary, nonproprietary, and consensus-based, utilizing the knowledge, experience, and expertise of ASIS membership, security professionals, and the global security profession.

Published Guidelines

Business Continuity Guideline: A Practical Approach for Emergency Preparedness, Crisis Management, and Disaster Recovery (BC)
Purchase: Softcover
*ASIS MemberFree download ($88.00 value)

Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) Guideline
Purchase: Softcover | Digital
*ASIS MemberFree ($40.00 value)
Access the ESRM Guideline (digital)

Facilities Physical Security Measures Guideline (FPSM)
Purchase: Softcover
*ASIS MemberFree download ($92.00 value)

General Security Risk Assessment Guideline (GSRA)
Purchase: Softcover
*ASIS MemberFree download ($72.00 value)

Information Asset Protection Guideline (IAP)
Purchase: Softcover
*ASIS MemberFree download ($88.00 value)

Preemployment Background Screening Guideline (PBS)
Purchase: Softcover
*ASIS MemberFree download ($92.00 value)

Private Security Officer Selection and Training Guideline (PSO)
Purchase: Softcover
*ASIS MemberFree download ($72.00 value)

Trusted Information Provider Annex: A Supplement to the ASIS Preemployment Background Screening Guideline (PBSS)
Purchase: Softcover
*ASIS MemberFree download ($74.00 value)

Workplace Violence Prevention and Response Guideline (WPV)
Purchase: Softcover
*ASIS MemberFree download ($92.00 value)

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