Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the world's largest membership organization for security management professionals. With hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS is recognized as the premier source for learning, board-certification, networking, standards, and research.
The number of violent hate crimes reported in the United States in 2018 was the highest in 16 years, according to the FBI.. The U.S. Department of Justice defines a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property, motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.”
The Certified Protection Professional (CPP)Ⓡ is considered the “gold standard” certification for security management professionals. The CPP is a generalist exam that covers all aspects of security management.
“The president of the United States gets 100 days to prove himself. You get 90.” That’s how author Michael D. Watkins opens his seminal book on leadership transitions, The First 90 Days.The three-month period, as he explains, is a quarter, the time frame used by companies to track performance, and it is long enough to offer meaningful indicators of how a new manager is doing.
Why Apply for the PSP? The Physical Security Professional (PSP Ⓡ) credential d emonstrates your knowledge in physical security assessments, application, design, and integration of physical security systems, and implementation of security measures.. What's on the Exam? The PSP exam consists of 125 scored multiple-choice questions and may also contain 15 randomly distributed pre-test (unscored ...
An Associate Protection Professional (APP) designation provides the first rung on the security managers career ladder. Earning the APP will show your colleagues and supervisor that you have mastered the four domains of this APP:
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Scott Stewart from Stratfor explains how security professionals can leverage their creative problem-solving skills and preparedness to diffuse panic and secure operations and assets during the coronavirus pandemic.
Why Apply for the PCI? Earning a Professional Certified Investigator (PCI Ⓡ) designation provides independent confirmation of your specialized skills in security investigations, including case evaluation and review of options for case management strategies.It validates your ability to collect information through the effective use of surveillance, interviews, and interrogations.
Companies want customers to feel welcome and safe, but security must strike a balance between concerns about serving the customer and the rights of the homeless.
Whether employees are working at home or still working on-site, employers should be aware of various workplace and employment issues raised by COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
Picture a security officer on duty at a Class A office building in the United States. An agitated man enters the building, approaches the reception desk, and demands to speak with human resources, refusing to leave until an HR professional comes down to the lobby to explain why he was not hired.
The Art of Resistance: My Four Years in the French Underground. By Justus Rosenberg; William Marrow; Harpercollins.com; 304 pages; $28.99. At age 98, Professor Justus Rosenberg published a memoir—his part of the story of Nazi Germany’s bid for world domination that ended in defeat.Gracefully written and exceptionally edited, as we would expect from a professor of literature, Rosenberg ...
Credibility. Influence. Opportunity. Earning an ASIS board certification is a visible acknowledgment that you possess a mastery of core security principles and skills essential to the best practice of security management.
Nearly 55 percent of the global population lives in cities, and by 2050, the United Nations estimates that will rise to 70 percent. With such concentrated populations, natural disasters can wreak havoc—by 2030, disasters will cost cities around the world $214 billion annually in damage, the World Bank reports.
PSP Practice Exam The following items once appeared on the PSP exams but have now been retired. Only select ASIS Certification Team members and our volunteer subject matter experts have access to the exam items;
Culture breeds conflict. According to the 2020 Workplace Culture Report from workplace education and analytics company Emtrain, workplace culture is how people interact and treat each other in the workplace, and elements of those cultures will influence whether the organization is a positive or toxic workplace. “We have seen for many years now, as company stakeholders, we have to deal with ...
Today, workplace bullying incidents are four times more common in all U.S. organizations than sexual harassment episodes, and the related costs to businesses are also four times higher.
Retired U.S. Navy Admiral James Stavridis has spent nearly 11 years living day-to-day on deep ocean, in places where no land can be seen. He knows well the cruciality of the seas—how they produce much of our oxygen, enable most of our international trade, and provide increasing amounts of our energy.
The coronavirus pandemic has turned things upside down for some security service firms, industry leaders say. Some companies whose workforces are already working at near capacity have been deluged with new requests for security services.
Located in Boston?s historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women?s undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all.
The brave souls who secure U.S. borders can get worn down by the danger and isolation of remote posts. Writ large, this translates into staffing shortages that hinder operations.
Utilities are shaped by change and must adapt to remain resilient. Adaptation by the security group that is driven by innovation will typically bring better results than simple course corrections after change has been initiated by external factors.
What are the consequences of arming security officers? Cinemark was not to blame for the 2012 shooting at its Aurora, Colorado, movie theater where gunman James Holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 more.
From identifying needed competencies to choosing content delivery methods to hiring trainers with adult learning expertise--here is a step-by-step guide for a guard training program.
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A new study compares the results of traditional lockdown methods with multi-option responses in active assailant situations.
As the coronavirus pandemic spread around the world this year, another destructive development trailed in its wake: an infodemic. Infodemic is the term used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to describe the overabundance of information about COVID-19 that, like the virus itself, made its way into virtually every country. The problem with this overload is that much of the information was ...
M echelle Vinson needed a job. So, she went into the Meritor Savings Bank and met Vice President Sidney Taylor to see if they were hiring. They were, Vinson applied, and she was hired as a teller-trainee under Taylor’s supervision.
T he uses of drones—or unmanned aerial systems (UAS)—seem endless. Insurers are employing drones to conduct site surveys of large properties, such as farms or vineyards, for less money. Utilities can use drones to inspect long stretches of power lines.
I f you were to look at a map of the pipelines running through the continental United States, you would see a transportation network of intrastate and interstate lines spreading throughout the country like a Jackson Pollock painting.. These pipelines transported approximately 28 trillion cubic feet of natural gas to roughly 75 million customers in 2018, according to the U.S. Energy Information ...
The purpose of this book is to guide security professionals in implementing physical protection systems (PPSs). It is also intended as study material for the ASIS Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification examination. The second edition represents a significant update and reorganization of the content presented in the first edition. Chapter 1 defines PPSs and their three major ...
Anthony McGinty, CPP, is a Senior Intelligence Analyst with CSRA Inc., contracted to Los Angeles International Airport. He is a member of the ASIS Global Terrorism, Political Instability, and International Crime Council.
Despite the loss of its territory, the Islamic State still poses a global security threat with its worldwide reach, experts say.
ASIS eLearning Collections compile curated content addressing specific topics of interest to security management professionals. A convenient way to hone your knowledge and skills—and earn CPEs toward recertification.
The new ASIS Private Security Officer Selection and Training (PSO) Guideline (ASIS PSO-2019) provides recommendations for establishing and managing a program for the selection and training of private security officers.. The Guideline, a revision of the ASIS PSO-2010, is critical to the private security industry employing millions of security officers across the nation.
Dr. Jo Robertson, author of Executing Crisis: A C-Suite Crisis Leadership Survival Guide, shares her top five rules for leading an organization through turbulent times.
“We’re all in this together,” has become the catchphrase of 2020 thanks to COVID-19. Whether the sentiment is sincere or sarcastic, the hard truth is that the coronavirus pandemic has made everyone’s actions consequential: if you don’t wear a mask or social distance, if you don’t wash your hands or wipe—essentially, if you don’t pitch in—you could be passing on the virus to ...
Cybersecurity threats continue to grow and evolve. Trusted identities combat these threats as part of holistic, end-to-end solutions that combine multifactor authentication, credential management, and physical identity and access management (PIAM) and are supported by real-time risk profiling technology plus digital certificates, all bringing trust to the Internet of Things (IoT).
I/O Modules. Opto 22 released three new groov EPIC input/output modules, providing system integrators and engineers more options for integrating existing devices and meeting precise requirements for temperature control applications for industrial automation and industrial Internet of things (IIoT) applications.