Professional Security Associations

CSI does not specifically recommend any specific professional industry association with the exception of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).  However, the associations listed below are known to be established, well known, and reputable associations. 

ACFE
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is a global, 34,000 member professional association whose members are dedicated to fighting corporate fraud.
http://www.cfenet.com/home.asp

ASIS
ASIS International, with more than 33,000 members, is the preeminent international organization for professionals responsible for security, including managers and directors of security.
http://www.asisonline.org

Canadian Society for Industrial Security Inc
The Canadian Society for Industrial Security Inc. is a professional association for persons engaged in security in Canada .
http://www.csis-scsi.org/Main.htm

IAPSC
International Association of Professional Security Consultants, a widely recognized and respected organization of independent security consultants since 1984.
http://www.iapsc.org/

IFPO
The International Foundation for Protection Officers was established as a non-profit organization in January 1988 for the purpose of facilitating the training and certification needs of protection officers and security supervisors/managers from both the commercial and proprietary sectors.
http://www.ifpo.org/

NDIA
The National Defense Industry Association is a leading American Defense Industry association promoting National Security.
http://www.adpansia.org/

ISSA
Information System Security Association focuses on information security and has 13,000 members worldwide.
http://www.issa.org