Magazine article Security Management

ASIS Guidelines Update

Magazine article Security Management

ASIS Guidelines Update

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ASIS INTERNATIONAL regularly provides the status of guideline projects so that members and others can access completed guidelines, review draft guidelines and provide comments, or learn the status of guidelines that are in development.

Listed below are the guideline projects of the ASIS Commission on Guidelines. If a guideline's current status is listed as "in committee," then no draft guideline has yet been created. If a draft guideline is undergoing a public review and comment period, the current status will indicate two Web site addresses: the first will link to a copy of the draft guideline and the second to a public comment form for suggested revisions, deletions, and additions. If a public review and comment period has ended, the status will indicate "in committee for comment evaluation." For additional information, visit guidelines/guidelines.htm.

Business Continuity. A guideline that encompasses all elements of emergency preparedness, crisis management, and disaster recovery. Current Status: Final guideline published and available online at guidelines.htm.

Chief Security Officer. A guideline that addresses the key responsibilities and accountabilities, skills and competencies, and qualifications for an organization's senior security executive. Status: Final guideline published and available online at

Conducting Investigations. A guideline to outline investigative protocols including events worthy of investigation, impartiality, rules of evidence, and privacy considerations. Current Status: The guideline concept was approved by the Commission on Guidelines. Decisions regarding committee participants will be made in the first quarter of 2005.

General Security Risk Assessment. A guideline outlining a seven-step process that creates a methodology by which security risks at a specific location can be identified and communicated, along with appropriate solutions. Current Status: Final guideline published and available online at The first revision of this guideline will take place in 2005.

Museum Security. A guideline outlining recommended protection practices applicable to museums, including duty to protect and adequacy of protection, fire protection, burglar alarms and security electronics, internal security, access and parcel control, and other issues. …

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