Anyone who owns or has consulted ASIS International’s Protection of Assets (POA) likely understands its role as a vital resource for security professionals. Keeping that in mind, ASIS put a tremendous amount of effort into the latest POA edition, released October 29.

In its 38 years, POA has gone through a number of updates, but this time around, ASIS took the time to do much more than update it. The new eight-volume reference has been completely rewritten, and was edited and critiqued by hundreds of security subject matter experts prior to its release.

ASIS says POA is almost required reading for chief security officers, security professionals at the executive and managerial levels (and those aspiring to those positions), and others responsible for corporate asset protection. It also serves as a resource for security department staff and students pursuing a program in security management or asset protection, and serves as the primary reference for the organization’s Certified Protection Professional (CPP) exam.

“Due to a tremendous effort by hundreds of subject matter experts, POA has become the premier reference for security professionals,” stated Michael E. Knoke, CPP, POA managing editor. “Having also served on the ASIS Professional Certification Board as president, I am very pleased to incorporate this body of knowledge into the CPP exam reference material.”

POA is available as an online subscription, an eight-volume print set, as individual books, and on Kindle. Visit the ASIS Bookstore online for more information and to order.