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Strategic Alliances

The Security Executive Council collaborates with security industry groups that share the Council's interest, ability and drive to influence the security practice and evoke positive change. Our strategic alliance partners are listed below.

Strategic Alliance Partnership Opportunities:
If you are involved in risk or security initiatives and are from academia, the vendor community, a trade association or trade media, please contact us regarding how you can participate in Council initiatives at contact@secleader.com.

Education / Research Partners

     Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

The Moore School is known for its outstanding leadership in international business education and research. Located in the business school of University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. Founded in 1919, it currently enrolls students in degree-seeking programs including bachelor, masters and doctorate degrees.

     Kennesaw State University - Center for Information Security Education

The KSU Center for Information Security Education at the Michael J. Coles College of Business is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance as recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Courses offered include Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Security and Assurance, Graduate Certificate in Information Security and Criminal Justice Degrees examining Technology and CyberCrime.

     Michigan State University, School of Criminal Justice

MSU has the nation's oldest continuous degree granting program in Criminal Justice. Developed by Rad Jones and the MSU staff, their Critical Incident Protocol newsletter is for those interested in learning more about public-private partnerships for emergency preparedness, prevention and planning. The school also offers online certificate programs and masters degrees in Security Management, Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis geared toward security professionals in the private and public sectors.

     Data Guidance

DataGuidance has been created to make data protection and privacy compliance simpler. We do three things to help organizations large and small comply: 1) We bring together all the legislation, official guidance and codes of practice in one place, 2) Provide DataGuidance Notes, written by data protection experts, in a language you can understand to provide advice on key issues such as e-mail marketing, employee monitoring and data breaches and 3) We have made all this fast to find.


Professional Associations Partners

     Association of Former Federal Narcotics Agents (AFFNA)

The mission of the Association of Former Federal Narcotics Agents (AFFNA)is to develop, promote and preserve goodwill and friendship among former federal narcotics agents and other DEA personnel; to provide mutual assistance to the membership and to assist the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in its mission of drug law enforcement.

     International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS)

The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) is the only organization solely dedicated to professionals involved in managing and directing security and safety programs in healthcare institutions. IAHSS is a professional organization comprised of security, law enforcement and safety professionals dedicated to the protection of healthcare facilities worldwide.

     International Association of Professional Security Consultants, Inc. (IAPSC)

The International Association of Professional Security Consultants, Inc. (IAPSC) is the most respected and widely recognized consulting association in the security industry. Its rigid membership requirements ensure that potential clients may select from the most elite group of professional, ethical and competent security consultants available to them.

     International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc.(ISC)²

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)²®, is the global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers. Members have access to current industry information, networking opportunities, discounts on industry conferences and valuable career tools.

     International NGO Safety and Security Association (INSSA)

The International NGO Safety and Security Association (INSSA) mission is to develop professional networks, and build the capacities of those working in the field of NGO safety and security by establishing and promoting good practices. The goal of INSSA is to improve the quality and effectiveness of humanitarian services around the world by assuring the safety and security of humanitarian implementers and the beneficiaries they serve.

     Operations Security Professional's Association (OSPA)

OSPA is a tax exempt Non-profit organization dedicated to improving awareness of Operations Security procedures, as well as building cohesion amongst its members. OSPA members work together behind the scenes to further the discipline, as well as creating and sharing information on a wide range of subjects such as information security.

     Security Industry Association (SIA)

SIA is a nonprofit international trade association representing electronic and physical security product manufacturers, specifiers, and service providers. SIA promotes growth and professionalism within the security industry by providing education, research, technical standards and representation and defense of its members' interests. SIA is the sole sponsor of the International Security Conference and Exhibitions (ISC EXPOs).

     World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS)

The Vision of The World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) is to help secure all nuclear and radioactive materials so that they cannot be utilized for terrorist purposes. Our mission is to provide an international forum for those accountable for nuclear security to share and promote the implementation of best security practices.


Media / Events Partners

     1105 MEDIA, Inc.

1105 MEDIA,INC. provides integrated business-to-business information and media. 1105's offerings focus on technology, products, policy, regulation and news delivered through an assortment of media including print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, executive summits, and trade shows and web-based services.

     Canadian Security Magazine

For more than 35 years, Canadian Security has been the voice of the security industry in Canada. It is the leading publication in Canada for security directors, life safety managers, property managers, cyber-security managers and loss prevention professionals as well as the integrators and service providers who work with them.

     CSO Executive Programs

CSO Perspectives is the landmark peer-to-peer event for senior executives. Industry, government, legal and academic experts help to understand the trends and confront the challenges.

     CSO Magazine

CSO magazine provides Chief Security Officers (CSOs) with high-level information, best practices and strategic insight, helping them balance the safety of their enterprise with the pursuit of business opportunity.


Elsevier is an international multimedia publishing company that provides world-class information and innovative solutions tools. It is part of Reed Elsevier, a world-leading provider of professional information solutions in the science, medical, risk, legal, and business sectors.

     ISC Solutions

ISC Solutions is the premier event for Northeast security professionals providing innovations and solutions. Source from more than 300 leading manufacturers all the newest and most relevant security technologies and products.

     ISC West

Thousands of security professionals from around the world gathered in Las Vegas to discover the newest products from leading manufacturers, training and education tailored specifically to your needs, and unlimited networking opportunities. ISC West opened with a standing-room only attendance at the State of the Industry keynote featuring representatives from the entire security channel.

     Outstanding Security Performance Awards

The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) recognize and reward companies and individuals across the security sector. The OSPAs are designed to be both independent and inclusive, providing an opportunity for outstanding performers, whether individuals or companies to be recognized and their success to be celebrated.

     Reed Elsevier

Reed Elsevier is a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal, Risk and Business sectors. Customers use our products every day to advance science, improve medical outcomes, evaluate risk, forge business relationships and gain business insight.

     SecureWorld Expo

The first regional conference formed to promote the ideals of fostering communication between security professionals and technology leaders, to discuss best practices and to bind that body of thought in a public/private partnership with Government.


Security is the business magazine for security executives. In addition to the industry's leading magazine, Security provides you with innovative marketing solutions through print, face-to-face and online media. Led by Bill Zalud, Editor, with input from their Advisory Board of industry thought-leaders, Security addresses critical management issues for security executives.

     Security Review Magazine

The Security Review Magazine is on a mission to promote resiliency through the awareness and best practices of safety, security and sustainability. The magazine is published in the U.A.E with a vision to minimize losses related to today’s challenges from business practices, organized crimes, natural and man made disasters. Targeting different market sectors, The Security Review addresses decision makers’ concerns and provides cost-effective solutions.

     Security Technology Executive

Subscribers include C-Level security executives from the corporate, IT and facility management sectors whose job is to ensure the security of their organizations from physical and network threats. STE has been the leader in providing an executive roadmap for this security convergence and reports on the changing business and technology trends that affect enterprise security risk.


Solution Innovation Partners

     Cohn Creative Group LLC
Charter Partner

Cohn Creative Group LLC is a full-service business communications company specializing in corporate meetings and events, video production and digital media. We craft strategic solutions that help leading companies get business results.

     Data Driven Safety

Data Driven Safety provides critical public safety information in a socially responsible manner. eLUMINATE, a fully FCRA-compliant criminal conviction alert system, is one of several DDS products that converts public record data into "public good." Designed with the guidance of labor attorneys, eLUMIMNATE actively searches every day for new criminal convictions involving your workforce. By actively filtering out irrelevant, unproven and untimely allegations, eLUMINATE works to inform your organization of matters of public record that cannot be ignored. Read a case study featuring Data Driven Safety here.


Endera is the leader in insider risk alerts through the continuous monitoring of external data. 80% of insider threats can be mitigated through understanding the external pressures on employees. Endera is the leading platform for identifying and mitigating risks that are specific to the employee and the role they play with the company. Read a case study featuring the Endera solution here.


4Discovery is a boutique consulting firm that provides computer forensics, electronic discovery, and information security services. Our founders have decades of experience at helping lawyers and businesses solve complex electronic discovery challenges with a court-tested record of proven results and vast experience in board level consulting to Fortune 500 companies for significant electronic discovery and information protection matters.

     Foushée Group, Inc.
Charter Partner

A nationwide management consulting firm specializing in security compensation program design and research. The firm's staff has conducted comprehensive compensation studies and specific projects for over 1,100 organizations in a wide range of industries.Content Expert Faculty: Steve Walker


LifeRaft's threat intelligence platform, Navigator, enables security teams to more efficiently monitor and investigate digital sources for security issues relating to a company's people, property, and assets. Using Navigator saves teams valuable time and resources by automating the collection of intelligence and providing the tools to investigate and validate threats in real time. Read a case study featuring LifeRaft here.


LiveSafe helps organizations reduce operational risk by enabling them to prevent serious safety & security incidents using insights from their people. LiveSafe's risk intelligence technology platform consists of a Smartphone App and a Command Dashboard that are designed to enhance the situational awareness of security departments by delivering reports from employees and community members related to emerging safety and security risks and other malfeasance issues — while protecting users' privacy and confidentiality by allowing anonymous reports.

     911 Security

Drones are being transformed into powerful weapons to create aerial, cyber threats to corporations and government entities. 911 Security help protect and secure your airspace against drones that threaten the safety, security and privacy of your facility. Read a case study featuring 911 Security here.

     Northland Controls

Driven by a Do Whatever It Takes philosophy, Northland Controls designs, installs, manages, and monitors physical security systems across the globe with unparalleled services. No excuses. They have successfully executed thousands of projects for the world's most recognizable brands - especially those grappling with rapid worldwide growth. Read a case study featuring Northland Controls here.

     Oberman Thompson & Segal, LLC
Charter Partner

A law firm primarily representing businesses in the areas of labor and employment law and commercial litigation. OTS lawyers frequently provide training for companies and organizations in various employment-related topics including sexual harassment, discrimination, leave policies, workplace violence, and wage and hour matters, as well as hiring, discipline and termination. Content Expert Faculty: John Thompson

     Park Dietz & Associates, Inc. (PD&A)
Charter Partner

A forensic consulting firm that brings together the talents of 27 leading authorities in a variety of related disciplines. Disciplines include: Forensic psychiatry, Criminology, Criminal investigative analysis and Forensic social work.


Founded on the belief that people deserve a way of opting out of the mobile revolution's unwarranted collection of data and surveillance, Privoro looked beyond the vulnerable smartphone ecosystem and software-only solutions to pioneer first-of-its-kind mobile security hardware protections. Protections that allow individuals, enterprises and governments to take back control over their most important information. Today, high-profile, security-conscious organizations are employing Privoro's SafeCase – a unique mobile hardware accessory with an independent Hardware Root of Trust – to protect against mobile espionage. Read a case study featuring Privoro here.

     Threat Assessment Group (TAG)
Charter Partner

TAG originated with the recognition that organizations and individuals need help coping with the irrational, abnormal, and dangerous behavior of others. Whether the problem is a threatening employee, domestic violence or kidnapping, TAG meets the need for rapid, expert, confidential guidance.


Topo.ai provides a single platform that delivers a consolidated view of all alerts relative to all your physical and human assets in one easy to use global map. Topo.ai allows you to create your alerting workflow so you can assess and rapidly perform situational awareness to deliver superior risk mitigation through a compliant and consistent processes. Automate many processes – such as activity reports – and witness a surge in analyst productivity and effectiveness. Delivering advanced analytics, security leaders can now fully understand their operation and measure impact.


Verensics is a unique on-line employee risk assessment, which exposes information that background screening fails to identify, including: (1) admissions of involvement in criminal activity or counterproductive behaviors, regardless of whether the activities have been reported to authorities, (2) tolerance of criminal activity or counterproductive behaviors, and (3) attempts to conceal information, or evade a topic. Our proprietary algorithm monitors and analyzes candidate performance in real-time, constructing a unique profile for each candidate. Verensics enhances our clients' candidate and employee vetting processes, making sure they have the right people on the job. Read a case study featuring Verensics here.