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Security industry groups find collaboration can boost both

ASIS International, Security Industry Association agreed to share staff and resources to tackle COVID-19 and diversity initiatives

O'NeilO'Neil

March 19, 2021
By Walt Williams

ASIS International and the Security Industry Association aren’t rivals but they do have areas where they sometimes compete, such as their trade shows. Once COVID-19 hit, competition gave way to collaboration.

Last year the two associations agreed to share staff and resources to bolster the security industry’s overall advocacy presence and response to the pandemic. It is an agreement that has worked well for both groups and led to further collaboration, particularly on diversity and inclusion. And it could provide a possible model for other associations seeking to collaborate for the good of the industries they represent.