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ASIS Publishes Threat Advisory System Response Guideline

ASIS International has recently published the final version of its Threat Advisory System Response Guideline. The guideline is designed to help organizations respond effectively to advisories issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and is viewed as a crucial component in developing a comprehensive system for protecting the approximately 85% of national infrastructure that is in the hands of the private sector.

This guideline is a tool to help any entity prepare plans, procedures, and response strategies as a result of changes in the threat advisory levels set by the Department of Homeland Security. The guideline's matrix is divided into four major sections-green/blue, yellow, orange, and red-and is further broken out into three subcategories: emergency response/business continuity, personnel protection, and physical protection. The worksheet format will help determine which steps apply to specific security environments, and will help amend each step based on additional response concerns.

Up to five copies of the printed guideline are free to ASIS Members; the non-member fee is $10. To order, please contact the ASIS Call Center at 703-519-6200 or email asis@asisonline.org. This document is also available free of charge in its entirety at http://www.asisonline.org/guidelines/guidelinesthreat2003.pdf.

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