Counterfeiting of physical goods and document fraud is growing rapidly, both quantitatively and qualitatively. Nearly all industries are affected. Establishing and implementing brand protection and security-related standards is key to preventing risks to brand equity, document and identity security, and more. But how do the many professionals at different job functions and levels get the insight to the best practices and standards that will provide the means to implement effective countermeasures and protections?
To fight against this scourge, companies are turning to authentication solutions based on national and international standards developed by such authorities as American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO), and the North American Security Products Organization (NASPO). These standards are considered the foundational best practices for businesses worldwide to learn and implement effective protection of their brands, secure documents and other security-driven requirements.
The North American Security Products Organization, NASPO, is a not-for-profit consortium of U.S. companies and the only resource of its kind in North America providing training for ISO and ANSI security standards. NASPO, in fact, helped create the existing ANSI/NASPO Security Assurance Standard. At the organization’s 37th Annual Meeting April 8-11, 2013, NASPO will offer special training sessions on how to prevent and combat fraud and counterfeiting based on ISO and ANSI/NASPO international and national standards.
NASPO will conduct two Security Technology Training sessions. A half day session on ISO 12931, Specifying a Security Feature, and a full day session on the Implementation of Anti-counterfeiting Solutions. NASPO will also conduct two Professional Development Training sessions designed to help attendees initiate effective company-wide security-based practices and to explore the criteria and implementation of the ANSI/NASPO Security Assurance Standard.
Specifiying a Security Feature for ISO 12931 is a half-day Security Technology Training session on April 8, 2013, covering performance criteria and elements needed to combat risks along with evaluation methodology used to establish authenticity of material good(s) following a counterfeiting risk analysis. Implementation of Anti-counterfeiting Solutions is a full-day Security Technology Training session on April 9, 2013, covering technology selection, mass serialization, track and trace practices and procedures, and other physical security features. Existing systems and methodology for authentication will be covered along with other security features.
NASPO training sessions are designed to serve brand owners, brand protection managers, purchasing agents for material goods, food and pharmaceutical safety managers, security document producers, security product providers, food and pharmaceutical safety managers, packaging professionals, security labeling producers as well as other professionals involved in brand protection, identity credentialing and anti-counterfeiting solutions.
NASPO also offers Professional Development Training Courses 101 and 102, full-day sessions to be held April 8 and 9 respectively. Security Awareness: 101 introduces basic security management concepts, plus how to develop security-based thinking skills and how to engage one’s organization in applying the correct mindset to secure systems and facilities. Security Standard Compliance: 102 explores in detail each section of the ANSI/NASPO Security Standard. Different security certification levels are explained along with the nine security risk areas of the standard, the mandatory and elective criteria, implementation techniques, self-audits, compliance documentation and the certification process.
Both 101 and 102 training courses are components of a 5-part training series that can lead to a Security Professional Certification from NASPO. Industry professionals interested in more information about NASPO or NASPO training, contact: NASPO 1-800-991-1456 or naspo.info.