ASIS International was founded in 1955 with the aim of professionalizing the newly emerging field of industrial security. Originally known as the American Society for Industrial Security, the national organization sought to “unite security practitioners and become a focal point for security education, research and professional development”. The society has grown to be a global community of security processionals, each of whom has a role in the protection of assets – people, property and information.
Today ASIS International is the largest professional security organization in the world – with 35,000 members comprising public and private security and law enforcement practitioners, including managers and directors of security and law enforcement, operations, programs and training. In addition, corporate executives and business managers, as well as consultants, architects, attorneys, judges, university professors and training academy instructors, and agencies such as Homeland Security, Department of Justice and the FBI, including the Departments of Defense, State, Energy, Commerce and numerious other agencies, as well as state police and local law enforcement are associated and involved with ASIS to better understand the constant changes that prevail in security and enforcement issues and solutions, worldwide.
Members have a broad base of expertise in Agriculture & Food, Banking & Financial Institutions, Commercial Business Services, Chemical Manufacturing, Defense Production, Government & Law Enforcement, Hospitality & Entertainment, Civil Aviation & Transportation, Healthcare & Pharmaceutical, Medical Centers & Research Laboratories, Telecommunications, University Campuses & Educational Institutions, Power Plants, Pipelines, Gas & Oil, Water Utilities, and many more public and private critical infrastructure sectors.
The Kenya Chapter Website serves as a resource for ASIS International, Chapter members, the public, businesses and our business alliance partners.