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ASIS News: New Cannabis Security Standard, Plus Upcoming Events 

Cannabis Security: Setting The Highest Standard

The U.S. cannabis industry is rapidly expanding, and the expanding market comes with expanding risks. The cannabis market in particular faces unusual challenges because its primary product has an illegal status at the federal level, which requires the industry to operate primarily in cash.

In addition to the added security risk present in the industry, many governing bodies have greatly varied security requirements and standards for businesses operating within their jurisdictions, and many of these required measures don’t entirely correlate with Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) principles. As such, ASIS sought to create a holistic standard for cannabis-related organizations throughout the supply chain that detailed ESRM-aligned risk mitigation strategies.

The newly released ASIS Cannabis Security Standard provides a detailed outline for developing, implementing, and maintaining high-quality protection measures in a cannabis security program. The standard’s annex also provides details on specific components of physical protection systems that can be used in cannabis security and provides some options for consideration.

The standard is available now for purchase, with ASIS members receiving 50 percent off the printed edition or the eBook for free!

2023 in Review

During ASIS International’s annual Leadership Exchange, the new 2023 Annual Report was released. This report showcases the advancements ASIS made in 2023, highlighting the collective efforts that propelled ASIS to new heights in the past year.

Members can view the report here.

Además, ¡un enorme gracias a Marco Vega, CPP, vicepresidente del Latin America Caribbean Regional Board, por traducir nuestro Reporte Anual 2023 al español! Ver el reporte anual en español aquí.

Last Chance! Register for ASIS Europe

ASIS Europe: From Risk to Resilience is taking place from 20 to 22 March 2024 in Vienna, Austria. The event will gather security professionals from across the continent and globe to discuss and address the leading issues in physical and cyber security. Don’t miss out on your chance to take part in this opportunity.

The conference will feature two outstanding keynote speakers, General (RET) Tom Middendorp, who previously served as The Netherlands Chief of Defense and currently works as the chair of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS), and Ambassador Julianna Smith, who serves as the U.S. permanent representative to NATO. In addition to the keynotes, the conference will have more than 50 educational sessions and workshops, allowing attendees to learn more about pressing issues in the industry and how they can grow in their careers. There will also be dedicated networking time and opportunities for attendees to see the latest technology and security solutions.

It isn’t too late—you can still register now!

Get Ready... Member Appreciation Month is Coming Soon!

In March, ASIS celebrates Member Appreciation Month, which means we celebrate YOU!

Members are what make ASIS the organization it is by supporting one another, sharing industry best practices and advice, and connecting with each other through chapters and communities. In gratitude and celebration of our many members, ASIS will be marking Member Appreciation Month with member discounts, webinars, and new content.

Starting 1 March 2024, keep an eye on the ASIS website for blogs highlighting some of our members, member-exclusive discounts, and member-only content, webinars, and benefits!