ASIS Foundation

ASIS Foundation

ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics.

By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s No. 1 magazine—Security Management—ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.


More than 37,000 worldwide

2011 President:
Raymond T. O’Hara, CPP

Board of Directors:
14 members

Chief Executive Officer:
Michael J. Stack

Headquarters Staff:
82+ full-time employees

ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits
September 19-22, 2011, Orlando, FL

The world’s most comprehensive educational and networking event in the security industry, offering:

More than 175 high-quality and insightful educational sessions on every aspect of security.
Exhibits featuring the latest security technology and innovations and providing a forum for 700 companies to demonstrate the cutting-edge security products and services that are shaping the security industry today.
Access to nearly 20,000 security professionals from across the industry and around the world.

ASIS Certifications

ASIS administers three internationally accredited certification programs. The Certified Protection Professional (CPP) indicates board certification in security management, and is widely recognized as the highest designation accorded a security practitioner. Two specialty certifications are available: the Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) and the Physical Security Professional (PSP).


ASIS represents the interests of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public.

ASIS Standards and Guidelines

The ASIS Commission on Standards and Guidelines is the promulgating body within ASIS International to develop security management standards and guidelines. The commission works with numerous national and international standards-setting organizations to advance security practices worldwide through the development of standards and guidelines within a voluntary, non-proprietary and consensus-based process utilizing the knowledge, experience and expertise of ASIS membership and the security industry. ASIS is an ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization.

Membership Benefits

Networking with security practitioners throughout the world
Award-winning monthly magazine, Security Management
More than 30 educational programs and conferences annually
Volunteer leadership and professional development opportunities
Access to world-class security resources (Information Resources Center, ASIS Security Industry Buyers Guide, Bookstore, ASIS Web sites)
Member savings on educational programs, review courses, certification reference materials and publications

Volunteer Councils

ASIS’ 31 councils serve the membership through identification of information regarding security issues in specific concentrations.

Council topics range from Educational Institutions to Crisis Management and Business Continuity, and from Crime and Loss Prevention to Global Terrorism, Political Instability and International Crime.

ASIS Chapters

The more than 200 chapters worldwide are active in sponsoring local and regional seminars and focusing on local professional issues.

Membership Maps, by Country/Region:

Membership Numbers by Region
Chapters by Region
Chapters by Country

Central America
Regions 25-29 – Europe and surrounding areas
Middle East and Asia
South America
United States (members)
United States (regions)

ASIS Foundation

Incorporated in 1966. Funds and manages endowments for a wide range of academic, strategic and professional development activities; sponsors security industry reports and research.