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July 2017

Volunteer Opportunity:

ASIS International is looking for volunteers to fill a new position. The ASIS Investigations Council is requesting that subject matter experts (SMEs) and/or chapter members with industry expertise serve on our Council. Interested parties, please email Brad Norris. If you would like to speak with Brad in person about your interest in this role, please see him at the next ASIS Maine Chaper meeting.

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Sept. 15, 2017

Event: MLPIA Fall Conference
Topic: Open Source & Social Media Investigation
: Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland, ME [Directions]
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
About the session: Course attendees will learn how to effectively use Internet resources, create proper search strategies, and run advanced Internet searches; Understand the limitations of what is available and how that can hurt your case. The training continues with advanced and current searches necessary in social networks and Web 2.0 applications. - Cynthia Hetherington, CFE.
Continuing Education credit: Approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit with the Department of Homeland Security, National Association of State Boards Accountancy, Association of Cerified Fraud Examiners, Loss Prevention Foundation, Society of Human Resource Professionals and ASIS International.
Registration: For more information and to register, Click here!

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Sept. 25-28, 2017

Event: ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits
Location: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, Texas
For more information and for reservations: Visit the Conference Website

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October 10, 2017
Save the Date!

Event: Partnership in Cybersecurity Summit
Location: University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland, Maine [Directions]
Time: Full Day
Agenda: Discuss Future cyber security threats, vulnerabilities and consequences facing the region and address solutions that will mitigate the impact of future threats. More information coming soon!
Registration: Opening soon!

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Leadership opportunities
Are you interested in becoming more involved in the ASIS Maine Chapter? Are you looking for a leadership opportunity? If so, then ASIS Maine Chapter leadership is looking for you!

The ASIS Maine Chapter is always looking for future leadership. In addition to networking opportunities a leadership position offers and the points you earn toward certifications, it is also a great way to give back to the community and the industry that supports all of us.

So, if you're interested in holding a leadership position, please contact John Cleary or Michael Casey for leadership consideration.

Founded in 1955 ASIS International, with more than 35,000 members, is the largest organization for professionals responsible for security.  The vision of ASIS International is "ASIS International will be the foremost organization advancing security worldwide".  To achieve this vision ASIS International will promote excellence in and recognition of the security profession.

ASIS International is the preeminent international organization for professionals responsible for security, including managers and directors of security.  In addition, corporate executives and other management personnel, as well as consultants, architects, attorneys, and federal, state, and local law enforcement are becoming involved with ASIS to better understand the constant changes in security, the issues and solutions.

Founded in 1981 the Maine Chapter of ASIS International is dedicated to carrying out the vision of ASIS International, and serves as a resource for Security Professionals throughout the State of Maine.  The Maine Chapter has approximately 60 members, and holds monthly meetings that are open to both members and nonmembers.

ASIS International 2017 Strategic Plan [login required]: Click Here

The Maine Chapter now holds five chapter meetings per year, typically on the 3rd Wednesday of the meeting month. See our calendar for a complete schedule.  Our meetings are open to anyone in the Security Industry, or anyone who has an interest in the meeting topic. Email notification of the meetings is distributed to members the week prior to the meeting. If you are a member and have not received meeting notifications, email the Secretary and request your name be added to the distribution list.

If you would like more information on joining the Maine Chapter, or information about our meetings, please contact one of the chapter officers.

For more information about ASIS International, please visit www.asisonline.org.

2017 ASIS Expo, Dallas Texas, September 25-28, 2017

2017 Board

Congratulations to our newly elected Executive Board.

John Cleary


James R. LaPrade, Jr.


Brad Norris


Larry J. Fitzgerald


Are you interested in achieving ASIS certifications and would like to be part of a study group? If so, contact Jim Fraser or Brad Norris.

To learn more about certification options an the requirements, visit ASIS Certifications.

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