ASIS International is the leading organization for security professionals worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities, and the public.


The International Association of Professional Security Consultants, Inc. is the most widely respected and recognized security association in the industry. Its rigid membership requirements allow potential clients to select from an elite group of professional, ethical and competent security consultants.  The primary purpose of the IAPSC is to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for professionalism and ethical conduct. Our security association members are not affiliated with any product or service they may recommend, so the services they render are always in the best interests of the client.


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 facilities. IAHSS is a professional association with more than 2,000 members who are healthcare security, law enforcement, safety and emergency management leaders.  For nearly fifty years, IAHSS has educated and served members and the profession by offering exclusive resources and benefits including industry and design guidelines, local and international educational and networking opportunities, and the celebrated bi-annual Journal of Healthcare Protection Management.  

The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) advances public safety for educational institutions by providing educational resources, advocacy, and professional development services. IACLEA is the leading voice for the campus public safety community.  IACLEA was created by 11 college and university security directors who met in November of 1958 at Arizona State University to discuss job challenges and mutual problems, and to create a clearinghouse for information and issues shared by campus public safety directors across the country.


Security Industry Association (SIA) protects and advances the interests of its member companies by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and fostering collaboration with other like-minded organizations.

The OSAC "Council" is comprised of 34 private and public sector member organizations that represent specific industries or agencies operating abroad.  The member organizations designate representatives to serve on the Overseas Security Advisory Council to provide direction and guidance to develop programs that most benefit the U.S. private sector overseas. 

The Association of Threat Assessment Professionals is a nonprofit corporation whose objective is to learn more about how best to protect victims of stalking, harassment and threat situations. Its mission is to share and facilitate the experiences and techniques of professionals in the field of threat assessment and/or threat management. 

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is a dynamic organization that serves as the professional voice of law enforcement. Building on our past success, the IACP addresses cutting edge issues confronting law enforcement though advocacy, programs and research, as well as training and other professional services. IACP is a comprehensive professional organization that supports the law enforcement leaders of today and develops the leaders of tomorrow.

The Association of Former Agents of the United States Secret Service (AFAUSSS) is an organization comprised of former as well as current employees of the U.S. Secret Service.  The Mission of this association is to facilitate the professional and social interests of its membership as well as promote and encourage public interest in and support for good law enforcement.  This association exchanges information and offers advice to improve ourselves and mutually assist one another within all elements of the law enforcement profession. 

The American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS) serves a diverse membership of professionals including active and retired military, law enforcement and security experts, first responders, and others dedicated to the important mission of protecting our nation. The ABCHS is comprised of some of the world's leading professionals who have significant experience in homeland security and emergency response.

The World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) is the only membership organization in the world dedicated to Nuclear Security Leadership. The mission is to be the leader in professional development and certification for nuclear security management. The vision is that all nuclear and other radiological materials and facilities are effectively secured by demonstrably competent professionals applying best practice to achieve operational excellence. They believe that the security of nuclear and radiological materials is greatly increased when Nuclear Security Leaders can learn, discuss and share best practices with each other. Their approach is to identify and share Best Practices collaboratively to seek help to ensure the security of nuclear materials worldwide.

Security Specifiers: The security consultant is a vital link between a building or facility’s requirement for security and the successful installation of a system to meet that requirement. From risk assessment to security audit to system design to the details of implementation and practice, it is the security consultant who identifies, then turns requirement into reality.® allows a variety of constituencies – OEM's, integrators, facility owners and operators, end-users, and architectural firms – to access an up-to-date listing of companies and individuals skilled in the design and specification of physical security systems. 

Project Management Institute (PMI):  

Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research.  They advance careers, improve organizational success and further mature the profession of project management through globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses and networking opportunities.