International Security Association: an professional organization which offers members information, further training and the opportunity to exchange professional experience and knowledge. It was founded in 1955 as the "American Security Society for Industrial Security". The organization was renamed "ASIS International" in 2002. It is a non-profit-making organization and today has around 35,000 members worldwide.


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