Skip to content

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 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)
*ASIS MemberFree download ($74.00 value)

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

*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​)

Risk Assessment (RA)
*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)
*ASIS MemberFree download (En Español) ($142.00 value)

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

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

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 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

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

​​​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)