Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management

Living Edition
| Editors: Lauren R. Shapiro, Marie-Helen Maras

American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)

  • Robert McCrieEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69891-5_7-1


Organizations serve numerous purposes: sharing of views and knowledge among members and supporters, standards setting, and numerous other services. ASIS International has been termed “foremost” among several industry organizations and associations concerned with protective assets from loss (Lipson 1975, p. 186). Now a global entity ASIS International faces existential issues concerning how it will serve future members.


During World War II, the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics were allies against the Axis powers. But following peace in 1945, the two nations’ political and economic systems diverged sharply with each superpower believing the other was dedicated to world conquest. The Cold War was born with the failure of the two former allies to agree on restructuring governments and territories mostly of Eastern Europe.

Hostilities between the two forces never led into a shooting conflict. Yet, elsewhere in the globe, the two economic and...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Security, Fire and Emergency ManagementJohn Jay College of Criminal JusticeNew YorkUSA