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ASIS members and security practitioners participated in education, networking, and professional development at this year's sold-out ASIS Europe in Vienna, Austria, in March 2024. Photo courtesy of ASIS Europe, ©

ASIS News: Member Appreciation Month, New Research, and Scholarships Open

Success at ASIS Europe

ASIS Europe just closed in Vienna, Austria after three days of engaging programming and networking with security professionals from across the continent. More than 900 security practitioners from 57 countries attended the sold-out ASIS Europe 2024.

“Just as Mozart or Strauss would bring all their instruments together in harmony, at this event we are bringing together the various parts of the security profession to create ‘security in symphony’ and go from risk to resilience,” conference co-chair Inge Huijbrechts, global senior vice president of sustainability, security, and corporate communications, Radisson Hotel Group, said during her opening comments, playing on Vienna’s strong musical tradition.

The event comprised more than 50 educational sessions on the key issues in both physical and cybersecurity, discussing how security leaders can move beyond short-term crisis response to study and address long-term, existential challenges such as extremism along supply chains, globalization, compliance, and climate change.

This year’s conference also featured more than 12 hours of dedicated networking time and an exhibition area with 48 exhibitors showcasing the latest security technology and solutions.

If you want to save your spot for next year, mark your calendar for 4-6 March 2025 for ASIS Europe in Dublin, Ireland.

Wrap on a Great Member Appreciation Month!

As March ends, so does ASIS Member Appreciation Month. But what a great Member Appreciation Month it’s been! With blogs highlighting our members, many great video submissions about what ASIS means to you, and tons of member-exclusive webinars, eBooks, and sales, we were thrilled to get to celebrate so many members in so many different ways.

But don’t worry—the end of Member Appreciation Month doesn’t mean the end of member appreciation! We are honored to celebrate and appreciate our members all year round.

Complexities in the Security Market: 2024-2026 Report

ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have released Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026, a new research report that provides insights into the equipment, technologies, and employment of the global security industry, including regional market breakouts.

The report presents global statistics on both the security equipment and security service markets, providing economic insight on the global criticality of the security industry. The report also looks forward, assessing how the industry will continue to grow over the next three years.

Key findings of the report include:

  • The global physical security equipment market is expected to be worth $60.1 billion in 2024, as the industry continues to recover following the COVID-19 pandemic and grow to $70 billion by 2026.
  • The overall physical security equipment and services market is much larger, totaling $405 billion in 2023 and projected to grow to nearly $500 billion by 2026.
  • The physical security market employs more than 30 million people worldwide, with 210,000 of those being in the equipment market, about 7.87 million in the services market and 22.6 million working as security end users.

ASIS members can access the report for free here. Read a summary from Security Management here.

Apply for an ASIS Foundation Scholarship or Grant

Applications for ASIS Foundation scholarships and grants are now open. Each year, the foundation sponsors more than 30 scholarships for certification open to ASIS members and grants that support certification.

  • 25 ASIS Foundation Certification Scholarships, open to all ASIS members; Includes choice of CPP, APP, PSP, or PCI online review course and certification exam fees for choice of CPP, PCI, PSP, or APP.
  • Two Law Enforcement Liaison Certification Scholarships for active-duty law enforcement; Includes choice of CPP, APP, PSP, or PCI online review course and certification exam fees for choice of CPP, PCI, PSP, or APP.
  • Four Global Military and Veterans Certification Scholarships for active-duty, reserve, and National Guard military members; Includes choice of CPP, APP, PSP, or PCI online review course and certification exam fees for choice of CPP, PCI, PSP, or APP.
  • One Noggle Fund Scholarship, which supports members in good standing of the North Texas ASIS.

The application period for all four scholarships is currently open and will close on 15 April. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get certified—apply now!

  • One Public-Private Partnership Excellence Grant in honor of Matthew Simeone, which recognizes an active P3 program that makes communities safer; nominations of full-service law enforcement agencies accepted from ASIS members and chapters; Application deadline 30 April.
  • Up to 20 Chapter Grants for Virtual Certification Study Group Starter Kits, open to all active ASIS chapters; Covers full cost of APP or CPP Starter Kit, or 50 percent of Starter Kit + 5 Participant Manuals, and includes all shipping costs and taxes; Application deadline 15 April.

Applications for both grants are currently open. Apply now!