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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 [email protected] today.

Recently Released Standards

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION STANDARD

ASIS International just released the revised Workplace Violence and Active Assailant – Prevention, Intervention, and Response Standard. This Standard provides an overview of policies, processes, and protocols that organizations can adopt to help prevent threatening behavior and violence affecting the workplace and better respond to and resolve security incidents.

The Standard describes the implementation of a workplace violence prevention and intervention program, and protocols for effective incident management and resolution; and also includes an annex on active assailants which provides actionable information and guidance relative to prevention, intervention, and response to incidents involving an active assailant/active shooter

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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.

SECURITY AWARENESS STANDARD

ASIS International just released the new Security Awareness Standard. The goal of a security awareness program is to promote organizational and individual actions that can be taken to reduce vulnerabilities to risks and threats and promote a culture of security.  This Standard provides general principles, guidance, and examples to assist organizations in creating and maintaining an effective security awareness posture as part of an enterprise security risk management program.

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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)
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Conformity Assessment and Auditing Management Systems for Quality of Private Security Company Operations (PSC.2) 2019 Edition
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Investigations (INV)
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Manag​ement System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations-Requirements with Guidance (PSC.1) 2017 edition
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Risk Assessment (RA)
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Security Awareness (SA)
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Security and Resilience in Organizations and thei​r Supply Chains - Requirements with Guidance (ORM.1)
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*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)
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Supply Chain Risk Management: A Compilation of Best Practices (SCRM)
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Workplace Violence and Active Assailant-Prevention, Intervention, and Response (WVPI AA) 2020 edition
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International Standards Activities

ASIS International (ASIS) holds Category-A Liaison status at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Under this capacity, ASIS can make effective contributions to the work of ISO technical committees and its working groups (WG) through engagement of its members in the varying standards topics of security and risk management. 

As Category-A Liaison, ASIS does not represent any one country, rather it utilizes the expertise of its members from around the globe to develop international positions that will support ISO work items (standards).  As ISO issues work items for review and comment, ASIS will work with its experts to review the draft standard(s) and develop constructive comments to improve its content.

Currently, ASIS is accepting interest to support the following key security standards projects (go to each TC for details):

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

How can you get involved? It’s simple:

  1. Review the list of standards under development
  2. Determine which standards relate directly to your specific area of  expertise
  3. Contact standards staff at [email protected] to inform of your willingness to contribute to that ISO work(s); and
  4. ASIS staff will request a bio and other information to determine how you can best contribute to support the ad-hoc group leading that effort on behalf of ASIS

For more information, contact [email protected].

ASIS Professional Standards Board

The work of preparing standards and guidelines is carried out through the ASIS Standards and Guidelines Committees and governed by the Professional Standards Board. The board 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)
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Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) Guideline
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Facilities Physical Security Measures Guideline (FPSM)
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General Security Risk Assessment Guideline (GSRA)
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Information Asset Protection Guideline (IAP)
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Preemployment Background Screening Guideline (PBS)
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Private Security Officer Selection and Training Guideline (PSO)
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