ASIS International, the association for security management professionals, announces the full slate of directors for their 2021 Global Board. The Global Board of Directors, first installed in 2020, is a major step in the association’s transition to a new global governance structure that allows ASIS to better provide service to its members at the local, regional, and global levels. Global Board director Timothy M. McCreight, CPP, of Canada, was selected by the board to serve as Secretary-Treasurer in 2021. Serving second term McCreight joins President John A. Petruzzi Jr., CPP, of the United States; President-Elect Malcolm C. Smith, CPP, of Qatar; and ASIS Chief Executive Officer Peter J. O’Neil on the 2021 Global Board Executive Committee. The security leaders selected for three-year at large director terms beginning in 2021 include Pablo Colombres, CPP, of Brazil; Joe M. Olivarez, Jr., of the United States; Axel Petri of Germany; and Eddie Sorrells, CPP, PCI, PSP, of the United States. Colombres will be serving a second term as at large Director. Chiko Scozzafava, of the United States, was selected to serve the remaining year of McCreight’s at large term on the Global board. Committee evaluated candidates The new directors of the Global board were selected in October 2020 by a nominating committee The new directors of the Global board were selected in October 2020 by a nominating committee comprised of 2019 ASIS President Christina Duffey, CPP; McCreight and fellow Global Board member Jaime P. Owens, CPP; and member-elected representatives Melissa Mack, CPP, Gary L. Miller, CPP, PCI, PSP, and Werner Cooreman, CPP, PSP. The committee evaluated candidates according to core ASIS values and competencies—including management experience, knowledge of ASIS and the security profession, strategy development and visionary thinking, leadership skills, and cultural intelligence. The global board approved the new director slate on 10 November. Establishing regional boards Continuing as an at large director from the 2020 Global board is Malcolm B. Reid, CPP, of the United States. Serving as ex-officio representatives to the 2021 Global board are leaders from various ASIS volunteer groups, namely: Scott A. Lowther, CPP, PCI, representing the CSO Center Board (voting member) Cy A. Oatridge, CPP, representing the ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees (voting member) Bernard D. Greenawalt, CPP, representing the Professional Standards Board (non-voting member) Kristiina Mellin, CPP, PCI, PSP, representing the Professional Certification Board (non-voting member) In 2022, ASIS will establish regional boards to support members in Europe and North America. And, after that, every region around the globe. When fully implemented, each regional board will assume a seat on the Global board.
ASIS International, the association of security management professionals, released its Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) Guideline, which takes a different approach to traditional security. The new guideline is the first strategic security management tool of its kind, elevating the security function by establishing a partnership between security professionals and business leaders to manage security risks. The objective of ESRM is to identify, evaluate, and mitigate the likelihood and/or impact of security risks to the organization with priority given to protective activities that help enable the organization to advance its overall mission. ESRM positions the security professional as a trusted advisor to help guide asset owners through the process of making security risk management decisions. Maintaining high performance over time “We’re very proud to provide this foundational tool to ASIS members—and the security industry at-large—to help guide them through adoption of ESRM within their organizations” said David R. Feeney, CPP, PMP, Chairman of the ASIS ESRM Guideline Technical Committee. The new guideline further outlines how the ESRM Cycle is built on a foundation of transparency ESRM recommends that security professionals maintain an understanding of the organization’s overall strategy, including its mission and vision, core values, operating environment, and stakeholders. Understanding this context will enable security professionals to effectively support and align with the organization’s strategic goals. The new guideline further outlines how the ESRM Cycle is built on a foundation of transparency, governance, partnership with stakeholders, and holistic risk management. By continually repeating the ESRM Cycle, security professionals can bring ESRM practice to maturity and maintain high performance over time. Global development of ESRM “We remain committed to the global development of ESRM, and the release of our ESRM Guideline demonstrates the ASIS Board of Director’s on-going support to formalize ESRM globally,” said Tim McCreight, ASIS Global Board sponsor of the ESRM Initiative. Security professionals can learn more about ESRM during the Introduction to Enterprise Security Risk Management classroom program on September 8 at McCormick Place in Chicago—the convening place of Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019. ASIS members receive free digital access to the new ESRM Guideline on the ASIS website. Non-members may purchase a softcover or read-only copy of the Guideline online in the ASIS Store. GSX attendees can purchase a copy in the ASIS Bookstore onsite and learn more about ASIS standards currently in development by visiting the ASIS Hub (Booth #2027) in the exhibit hall.
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