Magazine article Security Management

ASIS Awarded SAFETY Act Designation

Magazine article Security Management

ASIS Awarded SAFETY Act Designation

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In April, ASIS International received a Support Antiterrorism by Fostering Effective Technology (SAFETY) Act of 2002 Designation Award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The designation gives liability protection to the ASIS guide-lines-development program.

"We're very proud to have achieved this designation for our guidelines program, both because it recognizes ASIS as a leader in the security industry and because it provides an added level of protection to those organizations using the guidelines to safeguard their businesses, staffs, and customers against acts of terrorism," said ASIS Executive Director Michael J. Stack. "We look forward to better serving the security industry in the future by achieving similar SAFETY Act approval for our certification programs."

ASIS began issuing guidelines on a series of security topics in 2001 to help the private sector secure its business and critical infrastructure, whether from natural disaster, accidents or planned actions, such as terrorist attacks and vandalism. The guidelines address specific concerns and issues of the security industry. They serve the needs of security professionals by increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security practices and solutions and enhancing the professionalism of the industry.

The SAFETY Act was created to encourage the development and deployment of antiterrorism technologies and services that will enhance the protection of the United States, it ensures that the threat of liability does not deter manufacturers of antiterrorism technologies or providers of services from providing help that could significantly reduce the risks or effects of terrorist events. …

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