ARA Engineer Helps Develop New ASIS International Physical Asset Protection Standard

ASIS International has announced the release of the new Physical Asset Protection Standard.

Kenneth Herrle, a senior engineer and security expert at Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA), served as a member of the Technical Committee that developed the updated Standard, published Feb. 25.

“This Standard will serve as a valuable resource to physical security designers and practitioners at all levels,” Herrle said.

This revised Standard also includes the Facilities Physical Security Measures Guideline, providing everything needed to secure an organization’s physical assets in one, easy-to-use resource.

The Standard uses a management systems approach to provide guidance for assisting organizations in the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and maintenance of a physical asset protection (PAP) program, according to ASIS. It also provides guidance on the identification, application, and management of physical protection systems (PPS) to safeguard an organization’s assets, such as people, property, and information.

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Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) was founded in 1979, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to offer science and engineering research to solve problems of national importance. ARA delivers leading-edge products and innovative solutions for national defense, energy, homeland security, aerospace, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing. With over 2,000 employee-owners at locations in the U.S. and Canada, ARA offers a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil engineering, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, biomedical engineering, environmental technologies, and blast testing and measurement.