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ASIS Bookstore: Broaden Your Security Knowledge with These Resources

The ASIS Bookstore at GSX is the place to peruse security publications and certification materials for onsite purchase or ordering.

The store, located in Level 2, C Lobby, of the Kay Bailey Hutchsion Convention Center, will have new and best-selling titles, including the new third edition of Implementing Physical Protection Systems.

This book is part of the study material for the ASIS Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification examination and is designed to guide security professionals on implementing physical protection systems at their organizations. The 2023 third edition marks a significant update from the second edition, which was written by David G. Patterson, CPP, PSP, and published in 2013.



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Along with the new guide on physical protection systems, the ASIS Bookstore will also have classic references on security management, investigations, and physical security available, along with copies of the Protection of Assets (POA) (2021 edition).

The POA provides information on best practices for security practitioners and is comprised of six volumes:

  1. Business Principles: Covers the fundamentals of security business operations, management, and leadership.

  2. Crisis Management: Covers emergency management, business continuity, and crisis communications.

  3. Personnel Security: Covers managing various security roles, training non-security personnel, drug testing of employees, executive protection, and spotting problem behavior.

  4. Physical Security: Covers underlying concepts of security risk management, effective and security practices, design principles and practices, specific tools and techniques to satisfy protection objectives, and practical project management guidance.

  5. Investigations: Covers both basic and advanced techniques, including investigations management, interviews and interrogations, undercover investigations, due diligence, preemployment background screening, evidence collection, expert testimony, and more.

  6. Security Management: Covers theft and fraud prevention, security standards, loss reporting, ethics, and enterprise security risk management (ESRM).

The bookstore will have new ASIS and GSX merchandise available for purchase, such as polo shirts for all ASIS certification levels,ASIS branded T-shirts, charging sets for devices, and pullovers.  

Bookstore customers can also purchase copies of GSX general session keynoters’ latest works. Tracy Walder’s book, The Unexpected Spy, will be for sale. Her memoir tells the story of her tenure at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and later the FBI.

“Driven to stop terrorism, Walder debriefed terrorists—men who swore they’d never speak to a woman—until they gave her leads. She followed trails through North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, shutting down multiple chemical attacks,” according to the book’s description by MacMillian Publishers. “Then Walder moved to the FBI, where she worked in counterintelligence. In a single year, she helped take down one of the most notorious foreign spies ever caught on American soil. Catching the bad guys wasn’t a problem in the FBI, but rampant sexism was. Walder left the FBI to teach young women, encouraging them to find a place in the FBI, CIA, State Department, or the Senate—and thus change the world.”

The ASIS Bookstore is always open online but will be open for onsite sales at GSX during the following hours:

  • Sunday, 10 September, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT

  • Monday, 11 September, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT

  • Tuesday, 12 September, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT

  • Wednesday, 13 September, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT