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The Security Institute’s vision is to be recognised as the leading professional body for security; with a mission to inspire, inform and influence professional excellence for the benefit of our members, the security community and wider society. We are committed to providing an exceptional membership experience, with aims to:

  • Promote lifelong learning, professional development and qualification in security
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We are thrilled to announce that we have now been awarded with
our Cyber Essentials PLUS certificate – adding extra levels of assurance
to our members on the security of our systems and the data that we hold.


We are the UK’s largest professional membership body for security professionals, with around 4,500 members to date. Since 2000 we have been working to promote the highest possible standards of integrity and professional competence in the business of security.

Whatever you are looking to achieve in your security career, membership of the Security Institute can help you exceed your goals. Click HERE to read more information on becoming a Security Institute member.

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13.10.22 - Webinar: Organisational resilience evolution

Date: Thursday 13th October 2022 Time: 2:00 pm Details: This webinar is for Security Institute Members and guests About this event...  Organisational resilience has evolved - how can security practitioners adapt to the new risk environment?   For this webinar we are joined by James Wood and Philippe Guibert from International SOS, our Corporate Partner. The pandemic has redefined the role of security practitioners. From geopolitical tensions and climate change threats to socio-political unrest and employee wellbeing; change is continuous and challenging in today’s evolving risk landscape. Security professionals are being relied upon now more than ever by HR, insurance, risk and the C-Suite to protect company resilience. How can organisations break down silos and embrace an enterprise-wide approach to risk management?   Join James Wood, Head of Security Solutions International SOS, and Philippe Guibert, Global Medical Director International SOS, as they discuss the role of security in the new risk landscape, likely challenges ahead and what it means to be a resilient organisation. Learning outcomes include: • Recognise the challenges security leaders around the world face now and in the future • Identify what it means to be a resilient organisation   • Understand how organisations can adopt a holistic, integrated approach to risk management Join us to find out more! You can earn 2 CPD points for attending this webinar

13 October, 2022   14:00

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20.10.22 Security Institute Annual Conference 2022 - Protecting Our Future

Aviva, St Helen's, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ
  BOOK HERE Venue: Aviva, St Helen's, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ Date: Thursday 20th October 2022 Time (provisional): 9am - 7pm. Registration opens 8.30am (Conference 9am-5pm, Networking drinks 5pm-7pm) Tickets - Bookings will close on Wednesday 5th October  - no bookings will be taken after this date: After listening to you our members and taking into account the current economical crisis and our ticket prices, we are pleased to announce our new reduced rates for everyone of our members regardless of your grade. We will be contacting members in due course to refund those that have already booked. £60 per Person & £70 per Guest

Annual Conference 2022 -  Protecting Our Future

Come and join us at our premier CPD event for 2022. Building on the success of our event in 2021 we have moved to an exciting new venue - the home to Aviva centrally located in the Bank area, a central London location. Join us and we can guarantee a full day line up of industry experts from various backgrounds of security, who will be delivering topical conversation and debate. … More details and a full itinerary of the day will follow shortly and can be found on the booking page. Speakers Confirmed: Compère - Alex Townsend-Drake -   Alex will be hosting the day with a wealth of knowledge, having previously held responsibility for coordinating a complex portfolio of work on behalf of the London Resilience Partnership, including CBRN(e) and mass fatality planning. He retains an on-call role as a Strategic Advisor which has involved planning for major events and the response to regional incidents such as the Westminster, London Bridge, and Finsbury Park Attacks; Grenfell Tower Fire; and COVID-19 Pandemic. Alex otherwise holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict, Security and Development from Kings College London and a Professional Diploma in Strategic Leadership in the Global Societal Security Environment from the Swedish Defence University. Andrew Donaldson CSyP FSyI  & Steven McGrath MSyI - The Heads of the Hydra: Al Qaeda’s Evolution, the Development of the Terrorist Threat, and of our Protection.   Andrew is a Chartered Security Professional, Fellow of the Security Institute and Co-Chair of our Counter Terrorism Special Interest Group.  He is currently Head of Security for REM (UK) Ltd, responsible for security policy, strategy and crisis management corporately and across the portfolio of assets, including The Shard.  Prior to this he had a distinguished career in international counter terrorism. Steven is currently Head of Security for Wembley Stadium, responsible for security policy, strategy, crisis management and asset protection. Prior to this he had a distinguished career in counter terrorism as a Regional Protect & Prepare lead and with the National Counter Terrorism Security Office. As Head of NaCTSO Information Capability & Engagement, Steve was responsible for ACT e-learning, the ACT app and Business Engagement. He is a Co-Chair of our Counter Terrorism Special Interest Group. This session considers how al Qaeda’s evolution contributed to the development of terrorism, focusing on their growth to the emergence of Daesh, and their influence on other terrorist ideologies.  It also considers how our protection has changed to mitigate the threats, focusing on establishing a resilient future. David BaMaung CSyP - From the Inside Out - Understanding the Insider Threat   David is Managing Director of Able Security, specialising in personnel and protective security. He was accepted onto the Register of Chartered Security Professionals in 2013. David served within law enforcement for almost 40 years and was a CTSA (Counter Terrorism Security Advisor) supervisor. Most recently, he served as a Security Expert to the Manchester Arena Inquiry. He is an Honorary Professor with Glasgow Caledonian University and a Principal Member of the RSES. David's presentation explores the threat from which an insider activity can compromise all aspects of an organisation’s security. This issue is especially relevant with the current threats from hostile state actors and espionage activity, and must be addressed. Everyone has a role in protecting against this threat. Mike Croll MSyI - The All-Seeing Eye Mike has held some of the most senior appointments in international security management including Head of Overseas Security at the FCO, Head of Security for EU Delegations world-wide, Director of UN Security Operations, Facebook’s Head of Security for EMEA. He has also been a diplomat, a Bomb Disposal Officer and a uniformed security guard at a supermarket. His presentation "The All-Seeing Eye" is about surveillance, including crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), the evolution of CCTV, dataveillance, and the new realm of physiological surveillance. It considers how new technology is shaping the business of security. Miriam Stone - Lessons Learnt and Their Real-life Impact on Event Practice   Miriam has worked in the events industry all her life, starting out as a technician for Hounslow Council.  She has been an Events Manager since 1997 and at the AO Arena since 2006.  Having worked on events as diverse as the Urban Farm Show to World Championship Boxing, her hands on experience of events, event management and crowd behavior is vast.  Miriam was the Duty Manager on the night of the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena in 2017. Following on from previous talk on the experience of Duty Managing during a major incident and the control room actions on the night, I am planning to recap that night and discuss in more detail how my own personal lessons learned have influenced have been used to mentor new Events Managers in the organisation.  That those experiences become part of the collective conscience and that the lessons must be retained and not lost in the varied responsibilities and workings of the Event Management team. Email events@security-institute.org for more information on how you can become a sponsor of our 2022 event. Thank you to our sponsors so far:         BOOK HERE  

20 October, 2022   08:30

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15.11.22 - Regional CPD Event - Newcastle

Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1XE
  BOOK HERE Date: Tuesday 15th November 2022 Time: 16:00 - 20:00 pm Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1XE About this event...  Come and join us at our next Regional CPD event - what is more, you won't have to take half a day off from work for this one! This event is open to all SyI membership grades - including students. Find out what's going on at the SyI, and let's get to know each other. This event will be hosted by Peter Houlis CSyP FSyI and Jason Boyce from Assa Abloy. If you are new to us then please don't worry if you don't know anyone yet - you soon will and we'll be on hand to make you feel welcome and introduce you around. This is the perfect way to meet other members. We know it can be difficult to get started with your networking, but we're a friendly bunch and we hope you'll soon get to know us. You'll be given a name badge but we suggest you bring a supply of business cards to swap! Even if you have been a member for a while, come and catch up with other members who would love to hear about your experiences with the SyI. There'll be a drink on arrival, followed by a few speaker sessions - and for the ones who would like to extend their evening, we will be going to a local pub afterwards. Guests are welcome to attend if they are accompanied by a member, but book soon, as numbers are limited. This event is kindly sponsored by Assa Abloy BOOK HERE  

15 November, 2022   16:00

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17.11.22 Members Lunch

Freemasons Arms, 81-82 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9NG
BOOK HERE Date: Thursday 17th November 2022 Time: 12.00 - 15.00pm Venue: Freemasons Arms, 81-82 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9NG About this event...  Come and find out what's going on at the SyI, and let's get to know each other. This event will be hosted by our Chief Operating Officer Angela Vernon-Lawson CSyP FSyI, Becky Bills, and diaries permitting you will be able to meet some of the elected Board and of course existing members. If you are new to us then please don't worry if you don't know anyone yet - you soon will and we'll be on hand to make you feel welcome and introduce you around. This is the perfect way to meet other members. We know it can be difficult to get started with your networking, but we're a friendly bunch and we hope you'll soon get to know us. You'll be given a name badge but we suggest you bring a supply of business cards to swap! Even if you have been a member for a while, come and catch up with other members who would love to hear about your experiences with the SyI. There'll be a drink on arrival and a short presentation, then we'll grab a delicious Fish & Chips lunch and an optional glass or two. This event is for Security Institute membership only open to all grades and numbers are limited. New and existing members are most welcome - the more the merrier! Booking is essential. If you can't make it for this one we have more dates being released soon! You can earn 2 CPD points for attending this event. If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact Becky. (events@security-institute.org)   BOOK HERE

17 November, 2022   12:00

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29.11.22 - Gala Awards Dinner 2022

Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LR
  BOOK HERE Date: Tuesday 29th November 2022 Time: 19:00 - 23:30 Venue: Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LR About this event...  We are excited to invite you to join us for our prestigious Gala Awards Dinner, this year being held at the fantastic Madame Tussauds in London. We are ending 2022 with a bang so why not join us for a big Christmas Party and bring along your colleagues, partners and friends to enjoy the festive spirit! Come and join us at this wonderful venue, a first for the Security Institute! This is set to be a fantastic evening starting off with arrival drinks and the opportunity to take the Spirit of London Ride, followed by an outstanding 3 course meal with the presentation of awards to finish off the evening. Dress Code: Lounge Suit, Christmas Dresses or anything that sparkles! The evening will include:
  • Fantastic drinks reception including an opportunity to take a ride on the Spirit of London
  • 3 course meal, coffee and petit fours
  • Inclusive wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Presentation of awards
  • Networking with other SyI members
This event is for all Security Institute members and guests in attendance with a member, numbers are limited and booking is essential. We have 2 different sponsorship packages available for this event, for more details or to book a package please contact Becky (events@security-institute.org): Sponsor the Event - inc 10 places - £2900 inc VAT Sponsor an Award - inc 1 place - £750 inc VAT Thank you to our sponsors so far:      Nominations will shortly open for our 2022 Gala Awards Dinner. Do you know a young professional who is worthy of recognition in the industry? Or a volunteer of the Institute who deserves to get something back? Maybe you, or someone you know, contribute to security internationally and warrants acknowledgement? The Security Institute Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements and contributions of our members and colleagues in the security sector from the past year. We are pleased to announce that nominations will shortly open for our 2022 Awards Gala Dinner for the following categories; (we welcome self-nominations as well as peer and colleague nominations) ‘Outstanding Contribution to Security Award’ in memory of George van Schalkwyk This award will recognise a Security Institute member who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the security profession. ‘Institute Learner of the Year Award’ in memory of John Aplin This award will recognise a Security Institute member who has recently (from January 2019 to date) finished their Security Institute Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification in Security Management, and demonstrated that they have put their learnings into effective practice. ‘President’s Award for an Outstanding Young Professional’  This award celebrates the next generation of security leaders, and will recognise a Security Institute member under the age of 35 who has personally had a positive impact on their organisation or the wider security sector. 'International Achiever of the Year Award' This award will recognise a Security Institute member who has made a significant contribution to security outside the UK. ‘Volunteer of the Year Award’ This award will recognise an Institute member who has made a significant voluntary contribution to the Institute, for example through the Membership Management Advisory Group, Validation Board, Special Interest Groups, Young Members Group, helping out at exhibitions, and other volunteer roles within the SyI.     BOOK HERE  

29 November, 2022   19:00

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07.12.22 - Webinar: Bottom up thinking in crowd management

Date: Wednesday 7th December 2022 Time: 10:00am Details: This webinar is for Security Institute Members and guests About this event...  Thinking in a different way: Using bottom up rather than, or as well as , top-down thinking and applying it to crowd management and crowded spaces.  With the advent of the professionalisation of the security industry companies have tended to perceive this as the right time to institute top down thinking. A top-down approach re-engineers a large task into smaller subtasks. However, more recent thinking has a focus on a bottom-up approach where the different fundamental parts are solved first and then these are then combined into a whole program.   Bottom-up thinking works best when people take in and process details in order to arrive at a conclusion. If we take the creation of a barrier plan for a new artist, street event or major transport hub, then experientially we may perceive that it is similar to other contexts and environments. However, by fixing the details through working with the experts a team can provide a new more creative approach. Top-down thinking focusing on the same challenge works by people relating what they see to prior knowledge and experience rather than focusing on the details.   Of course, from this it is clear that in reality you do need both a top down and bottom up approach, but it is the elastic thinking element which is important. Traditionally the leadership team sets the company’s direction and major projects, and everyone else executes the plan. This promotes speed, and consistency but eschews creativity. Bottom-up management is the opposite it allows for ideas about upcoming targets, projects, and vision which emerge from individual contributors within the team. This  creates more space for feedback and discussion.   This is about balance and elasticity and through this webinar we will explore how to remove autocracy and get the team to buy into the vision of the company and of the security industry in general. You can earn 2 CPD points for attending this webinar

07 December, 2022   10:00

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