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Ray Bernard

Subject Matter Expert Faculty, Security Executive Council

With 27 years’ experience, Ray Bernard provides pivotal direction and advice in the security industry (manufacturers and service providers) and the security profession (security management)… In 2018 Ray was named as #12 Security Thought Leader on IFSEC’s global influencers list. Ray had earlier been named as one of the Top 10 Movers and Shakers of 2006 by Security Technology & Design magazine.

Ray has worked with Fortune 500 companies, international airports, sports stadiums, corporate and municipal data centers, government facilities, water districts, energy utility companies, global enterprises, nuclear facilities, and multi-tower high-rise buildings. Ray’s most common projects consist of helping security practitioners establish programs that include ongoing security process improvement and leverage the opportunities that security convergence (physical and IT) provides at both the technology and security management levels.

Ray’s most recent book is Security Technology Convergence Insights, published by Elsevier under the Security Executive Council imprint. He has written articles for Buildings Magazine, Corporate Security News, Computer & Network Security, Engineered Systems, Graduating Engineer, Hi-Tech Security, Security Business, Security Management Practices and Security Technology Executive.

Ray also presents at several major security conferences and seminars each year, and often speaks about topics relating to the convergence of physical security and IT. Ray is the co-developer of lean security, which is the application of lean principles and practices to the organizational security function.

Ray is Board Certified as a Physical Security Professional (PSP) by ASIS International. Ray is an active contributor to the educational activities of ASIS International (formerly the American Society of Industrial Security) through its IT Security Council, Physical Security Council and the Security Applied Sciences Council. Ray is also a supporting member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and the IEEE Computer Society.