Enterprise Security Competency Model

The Enterprise Security Competency Model was developed to define and operationalize Security as a professional practice by identifying necessary competencies utilzing the Department of Labor approved competency model.  The ASIS Foundation in partnership with Apollo Education was instrumental in the funding and execution of this research; ASIS Foundatioin Board of Trustees provided the security subject matter experts for validation of the model.  

Dr Linda Florence assisted in the project as both a catalyst for funding, served as President of the Foundation, and later as the Dean of Security and Criminal Justice, presenting the approved model at the National Press Club with one of its primary authors, Jeff Greip in April 2015.  Since that time the curriculum of S&CJ has been aligned with the model.  With funding and promotion from the ASIS Foundation, other universities also followed suit to develop a common language and agreed upon competencies for the Security profession

Dr Florence continues to promote the model as the basis for the profession through presentations and partnerships with other security related professional associatons



Enterprise Security Competency Model

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) collaborated with technical and subject matter experts from education, business, and industry to develop a comprehensive competency model for the Enterprise Security Industry. The model is designed as a resource supporting workforce development efforts to prepare the security workers that fulfill critical roles in the protection of national and global economies, providing a multitude of career opportunities ranging from managers and directors of enterprise security to intelligence analysts and chief security officers with major multinational corporations.

The Apollo Education Group and University of Phoenix developed the model and validated it in partnership with the ASIS Foundation. The ASIS International Chief Security Officer (CSO) Roundtable Leadership and Development Committee provided input and conducted with Apollo Education Group and the ASIS Foundation a series of validation sessions that included international delegates, subject matter experts and sessions with Bridge School of Management in New Delhi, India. The ASIS Foundation will continue to ensure that the model evolves to accommodate changing skill requirements.




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Government Report
Jeff Greip, Esq and Caroline Molina-Rae
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Enterprise Security Competency Model
ASIS International Foundation
Date Published: 
Friday, June 12, 2015
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Alexandria, VA
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