Approved February 24, 2012
American National Standards Institute, Inc.
This Standard presents a comprehensive management approach for the protection of assets by the application of security measures for physical asset protection.
This Standard may be used in conjunction with other ASIS International documents that provide additional information and details:
ASIS International Protection of Assets.
ASIS GDL FPSM-2009, Facilities Physical Security Measures Guideline.
ANSI/ASIS SPC.1-2009, Organizational Resilience: Security Preparedness, and Continuity Management Systems – Requirements with Guidance for Use.
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