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  1. 2. What is ASIS International? <ul><li>The leading professional society for security management practitioners, with more than 34,000 members globally. </li></ul><ul><li>Vision: To be the recognizable leader advancing security worldwide. </li></ul><ul><li>Mission: To achieve its vision, ASIS will promote excellence in and recognition of the security profession. </li></ul>
  2. 3. ASIS International Councils Purpose <ul><li>Serve the ASIS membership by identifying security issues in their specific concentration. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide support to, and enhancement of, ASIS educational programs and materials designed to meet the needs of professionals with specific security concerns and issues inherent to a specific industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a vital link between practitioners and the Society to ensure that only the most relevant and latest information on security practices is made available to members. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Council Hierarchy <ul><li>Board Secretary </li></ul><ul><li>Council Vice-Presidents </li></ul><ul><li>Council Chairmen </li></ul><ul><li>Council Vice-Chairmen </li></ul><ul><li>Council Committee Chairmen </li></ul><ul><li>Council Committee Vice-Chairmen </li></ul><ul><li>Council and Committee Members </li></ul>
  4. 5. Council Activities <ul><li>Developing educational programming, such as stand-alone programs or virtual forums. </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsoring sessions at the ASIS Annual Seminar </li></ul><ul><li> & Exhibits. </li></ul><ul><li>Serving as instructors for educational programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Submitting questions for certification examinations. </li></ul><ul><li>Writing articles for Security Management magazine. </li></ul><ul><li>Researching/composing white papers. </li></ul><ul><li>(continued) </li></ul>
  5. 6. Council Activities (continued) <ul><li>Responding to media inquiries via ASIS Headquarters. </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting surveys about topics within their specialty area. </li></ul><ul><li>Developing and publishing best practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Assisting with legislative initiatives, such as generating support or providing testimony. </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting special projects pertinent to the council’s area of expertise. </li></ul><ul><li>Participating in discussion forums online. </li></ul>
  6. 7. List of Councils <ul><li>Academic Programs in Colleges and Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture and Food Security </li></ul><ul><li>Banking and Financial Services </li></ul><ul><li>Business Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial Real Estate </li></ul><ul><li>Crime and Loss Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis Management and Business Continuity </li></ul><ul><li>Defense & Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Crime </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Institutions Security </li></ul><ul><li>Fire and Life Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming and Wagering Protection </li></ul><ul><li>(continued) </li></ul>
  7. 8. List of Councils (continued) <ul><li>Global Terrorism, Political Instability & International Crime </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare Security </li></ul><ul><li>Information Asset Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology Security </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance Fraud </li></ul><ul><li>Investigations </li></ul><ul><li>Law Enforcement Liaison </li></ul><ul><li>Lodging Security </li></ul><ul><li>Military Liaison </li></ul><ul><li>Museum, Library & Cultural Properties </li></ul><ul><li>(continued) </li></ul>
  8. 9. List of Councils (continued) <ul><li>Oil, Gas & Chemical Industry Security </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmaceutical Security </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Security </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy & Personnel Information Management </li></ul><ul><li>Private Security Services </li></ul><ul><li>Retail Loss Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Security Architecture & Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation Security </li></ul><ul><li>Utilities Security </li></ul>
  9. 10. Academic Programs in Colleges and Universities <ul><li>Promotes and assists in the development of security education programs at academic institutions, ASIS student membership, and security career programs. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Agriculture & Food Security <ul><li>Educates ASIS members and improves homeland security by assisting the coordination of the agriculture and food sectors’ voluntary security activities and initiatives designed to educate ASIS members and improve homeland security. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Banking & Financial Services <ul><li>Provides a resource for security professionals involved in banking and financial industry security, loss prevention, and risk management regarding current trends, best practices, benchmarking, educational programs, industry specific surveys, and open discussions. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Business Practices <ul><li>Promotes ethical, reliable, and effective business process, improvement techniques, standards, business ethics, and reliable performance indicators via the benchmarking of superior procedures and processes. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Commercial Real Estate <ul><li>Provides a credible and progressive source of information and leadership regarding security, life safety, and emergency preparedness issues affecting the commercial real estate industry. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Crime & Loss Prevention <ul><li>Establishes and sustains relationships for the common purpose of preventing crime, as well as encourages the exchange of effective security concepts and other information between law enforcement, private security, and ASIS. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Crisis Management & Business Continuity <ul><li>The mission of the Council is to promote and educate business and industry on strategic crisis management and business continuity concepts as well as tactical incident response and business recovery operations. This includes understanding of the four underpinning phases of emergency management which are prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Defense & Intelligence <ul><li>Provides technical expertise, educational opportunities, and counsel to the Society on U.S. and international government security policies, programs, and practices. </li></ul>
  17. 18. Economic Crime <ul><li>Provides education and information, supports ASIS members with intelligence and innovative solutions aimed at resolving economic crime threats, and promotes global cooperation between security professionals and law enforcement officials. </li></ul>
  18. 19. Educational Institutions Security <ul><li>The ASIS Educational Institutions Council is comprised of law enforcement and security professionals dedicated to providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students. This Council identifies best practices and emerging trends in educational institution security, reviews existing and proposed guidelines and legislation, and provides professional development opportunities for school, college, and university administrators and security personnel. </li></ul>
  19. 20. Fire & Life Safety <ul><li>Coordinates with ASIS Headquarters and provides education to the membership on issues related to fire and life safety, including the Occupational Safety & Health Administration and other regulatory institutions. </li></ul>
  20. 21. Gaming & Wagering Protection <ul><li>Promotes the practices, processes, and procedures of security and surveillance management to professionals in venues where gaming and wagering is legalized and regulated. </li></ul>
  21. 22. Global Terrorism, Political Instability, and International Crime <ul><li>Provides information to ASIS members on the threats presented by global terrorism, political instability, and international crime; recognizing business vulnerabilities; and mitigating the risks presented by these threats in an effective, cost-efficient manner. </li></ul>
  22. 23. Healthcare Security <ul><li>Provides credible resources and information on healthcare best security practices, including physical security, staffing, and sample policies and procedures. </li></ul>
  23. 24. Information Asset Protection <ul><li>Promotes programs and best practices to assist organizations in protecting sensitive information assets from careless or unauthorized disclosure and unlawful or unethical acquisition. </li></ul>
  24. 25. Information Technology Security <ul><li>The Information Technology Security Council and its partners delivers a forum to enhance effectiveness and productivity of security practitioners with educational programs and materials that address specific security concerns related to information technology. </li></ul>
  25. 26. Insurance Fraud <ul><li>Provides information, education and guidance to combat insurance fraud. Encourages Society membership of those industry practitioners actively engaged in the investigation and detection of insurance fraud. </li></ul>
  26. 27. Investigations <ul><li>Promotes ethical and thorough investigations by private, corporate, and government investigators by providing analyses of emerging investigative technology and techniques in the global investigative arena. </li></ul>
  27. 28. Law Enforcement Liaison <ul><li>Facilitates an ongoing environment for members to engage in the development, research and implementation of programs and activities which foster cooperation and partnership between the public law enforcement and private security professions. </li></ul>
  28. 29. Lodging Security <ul><li>Champions the continuous improvement of security and safety through increased professionalism of the members. This is accomplished by constant improvement in training programs, certifications, and establishing best practices for this discipline. The Lodging Security Council works with Hotels, TimeShare, and Congregate Residential Centers for positive effect upon guests, employees, and assets. </li></ul>
  29. 30. Military Liaison <ul><li>Services the specific professional needs of those members who are employed by the military; promotes understanding, cooperation, and synergy among private security, ASIS, and the military services; and leverages ASIS’ certification and training and education programs to improve the military services’ professional security competency. </li></ul>
  30. 31. Museum, Library & Cultural Properties <ul><li>Serves as credible and leading information source dedicated to education, outreach, and suggested practices for museums, libraries, cultural properties, and other similar industries. </li></ul>
  31. 32. Oil, Gas & Chemical Industry Security <ul><li>Provides a platform for shared educational opportunities and an interactive forum for members to discuss timely issues. </li></ul>
  32. 33. Pharmaceutical Security <ul><li>Promotes security leadership and cooperation between all segments of the pharmaceutical industry and acts as an industry resource. </li></ul>
  33. 34. Physical Security <ul><li>Promotes certification, education, and training in the protection of assets, people, and places through security assessment, planning, systems integration, and management. </li></ul>
  34. 35. Privacy & Personnel Information Management <ul><li>Educates on how to identify an individual’s suitability for employment and promotes programs that protect privacy while maintaining the rights of the company. </li></ul>
  35. 36. Private Security Services <ul><li>Facilitates the exchange of best practices to raise the standards and increase productivity of professional security services, as well as to increase awareness of their role in protecting people, property, and information. </li></ul>
  36. 37. Retail Loss Prevention <ul><li>Serves as an important resource for loss prevention professionals and provides a vehicle for exchange of information critical to the achievement of loss prevention objectives. </li></ul>
  37. 38. Security Architecture & Engineering <ul><li>Serves as a knowledgeable resource to ASIS members, other individuals, and agencies on security architecture, engineering, and technical integration design issues related to protection of assets within the built environment. </li></ul>
  38. 39. Transportation Security <ul><li>Promotes and elevates security practices and awareness in all modes of transportation and facilitates cooperation partnerships between private and government sectors. </li></ul>
  39. 40. Utilities Security <ul><li>Serves as a key resource to the utility sector. It is comprised of members from the gas, water and waste water, electric, and commercial nuclear power industries in the USA and abroad. This Council participates as an active member of the ASIS International Critical Infrastructure Working Group. It promotes partnering among the infrastructures for security and emergency preparedness and response. </li></ul>
  40. 41. What Does It Take To Be a Council Member? <ul><li>Volunteers are selected from current ASIS members in good standing who know their employers will support active involvement, including the ability to participate in meetings during the year. </li></ul>
  41. 42. How Do I Become a Council Member? <ul><li>Go to www.asisonline.org . </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Membership”, then “Councils”, then “Councils Main”. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the council you are interested in applying for membership. </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on “Volunteer for this council”. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the necessary fields, then click on “Send to ASIS HQ”. </li></ul>
  42. 43. Thank you.