Subject Matter Expert Faculty, Security Executive Council
Ray Bernard is a security consultant and author who has provided pivotal direction and advice in the security industry (manufacturers and service providers) and the security profession (security management) for over 23 years. Ray was named as one of the Top 10 Movers and Shakers of 2006 by Security Technology & Design magazine. Ray is also Executive Producer for the award-winning documentary film Colorblind, and Co-Producer for the Emmy-nominated documentary film Voices of a Never Ending Dawn.
Ray’s security consulting clients include Fortune 500 companies, international airports, sports stadiums, corporate and municipal data centers, government facilities, water districts, energy utility companies, global enterprises, nuclear facilities, and multiple-tower high-rise buildings. Ray’s most common security projects consist of helping clients establish security 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 is a leading writer for security industry and related industry journals including Access Control & Systems Integration Magazine, Buildings Magazine, Corporate Security News, Computer & Network Security, Engineered Systems, Graduating Engineer, Hi-Tech Security, Security Management Practices and Security Technology Executive.
Ray is a contributing author of the Encyclopedia of Security Management, Second Edition. 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 also the co-developer of lean security, which is the application of lean principles and practices to the organizational security function.
Ray is also founder and publisher of The Security Minute electronic newsletter (www.TheSecurityMinute.com), the first newsletter for security practitioners and stakeholders—the people involved in making or approving security decisions, policy, plans and expenditures.
Ray is Board Certified as a Physical Security Professional (PSP) by ASIS International; Board Certified in Homeland Security (Level III) by the American College of Forensic Examiners International (ACFEI). Ray is an active contributor to the educational activities of ASIS International (formerly the American Society of Industrial Security) through its IT Security Council and Physical Security 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.