ASIS International has released a new edition of its Protection of Assets (POA), which has been “the ultimate reference for the security professional” since its first publication in 1974, according to an ASIS press release.

The new eight-volume hard-bound set was completely re-written, edited and critiqued by hundreds of security subject matter experts, the press release states. The comprehensive reference covers the full spectrum of physical, information and personnel security.

POA is used by chief security officers, security professionals at the executive and managerial level and those aspiring to these management positions, as well as others responsible for corporate asset protection. It also serves as an expansive resource for security department staff, students pursuing a program in security management or assets protection, and is the primary reference for the 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, in the press release. “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.