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ASIS International develops standards and guidelines to serve the needs of security practitioners in today’s evolving and demanding global environment. 

ASIS Standards set forth industry-recommended best practices and provide tools and processes for implementation. By addressing specific concerns and issues inherent to the security industry, standards and guidelines increase the effectiveness and productivity of security practices and solutions, as well as enhance the professionalism of the industry. ​​​​

Development of each standard and guideline is carried out through technical committees comprised of volunteers who have an interest in the topic(s) covered. 

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New Updated Standard just released!

Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations-Requirements with Guidance (PSC.1)


ASIS International is pleased to announce the reaffirmation of Management System for Quality of Private Security Company OperationsRequirements with Guidance

Consistent with ANSI requirements, the ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012 Standard was evaluated by a technical committee comprised of industry users and managers, producers and service providers, as well as government, academia, and other interested stakeholders to consider possible changes based on applicable laws, regulations, international agreements, and/or other factors impacting the standard's use. Reaffirmation signifies that no substantive changes to the standard were necessary.  

​The PSC.1 Standard establishes a mechanism for private security providers and their clients to provide demonstrable commitment, conformance, and accountability to the principles outlined in the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers and the Montreux Document.

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​N​ew initiat​​ive!

ASIS to Develop Active Assailant Supplement to Its Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention ANSI Standard

New initiative to address security design, protocols, and on-site response specific to active assailant or shooter events. Visit the committee web page for more details.​

New Standard released!​

Security and Resilience in Organizations and Their Supply Chains—Requirements with Guidance (ORM.1)

Newly ORM.1 published standard combines and replaces two legacy standards included in the CPP Reference Material: 

  • Organizational Resilience: Security, Preparedness and Continuity Management Systems—Requirements with Guidance for Use (SPC.1); and

  • Business Continuity Management Standard (BCM.1).​​​

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An ANSI accredited standards developing organization, ASIS International brings together volunteers and seek out views of persons who have an interest in the topic covered. Committees are open and balanced to ensure content relevancy, credibility, and broad acceptance. ​