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Vision, Mission, Aims

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
  • Recognise competence through peer review and validation of our members
  • Support networking and the exchange of knowledge, information and best practice
  • Promote standards and ethics and make a valuable contribution to society through innovation
  • Collaborate with government, academic bodies and other organisations to influence policy
  • Enhance the reputation and understanding of the security discipline, providing a powerful unifying voice.

Cyber Essentials PLUS

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 over 4,100 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.

Click HERE to read our Governance documents.


30.11.21 - Gala Awards Dinner

Sea Life Centre, London
Date: Tuesday 30th November 2021 Time:18:30 - 23:30 Venue: Sea Life Centre, London About this event...  About this event...  ORIGINALLY POSTPONED FROM 2020 We are excited to invite you once again to join us for our prestigious Gala Awards dinner, this year being held at the Sea Life Centre in London. 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 with the sharks in The Pacific Wreck and The Coral, followed by an outstanding 3 course meal in Atlantic Cove  and 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 receptions including Interactive dive with the dive team in the shark tank
  • 3 course meal, coffee and petit fours
  • Inclusive wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Presentation of awards
  • Networking with fellow SyI members
This event is for both Security Institute members and non-members, 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 at HQ 02476 346464: Sponsor the Event - inc 10 places - £2000+VAT Sponsor an Award - inc 1 place - £500+VAT Thank you to this years sponsors so far: If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact Becky BOOK HERE       Nominations are now OPEN for our 2021 Gala Awards Dinner -held on the 30th November at Sea Life London Aquarium.   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 are now OPEN for our 2021 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 AplinThis 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.  

30 November, 2021   18:30

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08.12.21 - Webinar - Maritime Security Vs Maritime Risk Management: Are They Really Interchangeable?

Date: Wednesday 8th December 2021 Time: 10:00am Details: This webinar is for Security Institute Members and guests About this event...  Maritime Security Vs Maritime Risk Management: Are They Really Interchangeable? In this week's webinar we are joined by Capt. (RT). Nikos Georgopoulos, Capt. (Rt). Panagiotis Laimos and Chrysanthi Laimou, join us on this webinar to get an inside view of the maritime security industry and the currently formed threat environment surrounding maritime operations and affecting global trade. We shall discuss the place pirates hold in the criminal activity scene against the maritime sector and why the shift towards the Gulf of Guinea and new modus operandi around the world have transformed maritime security and placed it under a different prism. Capt. (Rt). Nikos Georgopoulos leads the Business Development department of Diaplous Group. He is a graduate of the Hellenic Naval Academy/ Strategy Operations as well as of the Hellenic Naval War College/NATO Special Forces training and Operations, with 20 years of service in the Hellenic Navy. He has served as the Commanding Officer of the Navy Seals Command and Naval Warships, while he has also held executive positions in multinational companies. Capt. (Rt). Panagiotis Laimos has a professional background in operating and managing marine power plants & shipyards technical divisions, management of technical projects (national & international), management of Production & Business Units and management of Large Security Departments. He has undertaken several top managerial positions and security projects in numerous countries in Southeast Europe and has been involved in numerous High Value Cargo Loss investigations and supported organizations in solving actual cases and developing mitigation measures based on lessons learned. During his service in the Hellenic Navy, he was the Director of Training Policy and Organization as well as the Training & Development Director of the B’ Branch (B2), during which he undertook the development and implementation of all training activities of the Hellenic Navy. In total, he has 11 years of university-level instructing experience and is also a TAPA EMEA trainer and auditor. Recently, he has been invited by the European Commission (DG MOVE) to join the Civilian Experts Group on the Safe and Secure Truck Parking Standard development. Mrs. Chrysanthi Laimou has been a security professional for the past ten years, focusing mostly on designing & implementing supply chain security solutions for the High Value Theft Targeted markets. Nowadays, she is the manager of Diaplous Human Resources Services, part of Diaplous Group, offering such services internally and externally. She has also supported companies in setting up their internal management system regarding supply chain security as well as designed and implemented their internal supply chain security and loss prevention awareness promotion programs. Her academic background consists of undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering and postgraduate studies in Forensic Engineering & Science. She has also been a Transported Asset Protection Association EMEA Trainer on the FSR & TSR Supply Chain Security Standards since 2016.

08 December, 2021   10:00

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09.12.21- Christmas Social

Freemasons Arms, 81-82 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9NG
Date: Thursday 9th December 2021 Time: 4:30pm Ticket Price: £10.00 per member / £15.00 per guest Venue: Freemasons Arms, 81-82 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9NG This event is for Security Institute Members and guests About this event...  If you enjoy meeting your Security Institute friends and colleagues over a festive drink or two - than this is the event for you! Feel free to drop in any time from 4:30pm onwards, and stay as long as you can. Everyone is welcome, so please do bring along your friends and colleagues and partners. The more the merrier!

09 December, 2021   04:30

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Booking Terms

Unless otherwise stated:

  • Full payment is required before attending an event
  • Provisional bookings are not confirmed until payment is received
  • A full refund is available for cancellations received 10 working days prior to the event
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  • Member credit may be used towards ticket prices.

Members are notified of upcoming events through the Institute’s weekly eNews bulletins sent every Friday, and via our social media channels.


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The Security Institute supports a number of charities throughout the year.

At the 2020 Virtual Conference Week a virtual auction helped raise £10,000 for the Security Benevolant Fund, which provides financial or other practical support for individuals in the Security Community who cannot pay for urgent medical treatment or have fallen on hard times and need help.

Read more about Security Benevolant Fund and how you can support the charity through fundraising and donations HERE.

Proceeds from the 2020 Remembrance Event went to The Not Forgotten Association. The Not Forgotten Association combats isolation and loneliness amongst the Armed Forces community, through social activities and challenge holidays.

Read more about The Not Forgotten Association and how you can support the charity through fundraising and donations HERE.

Our Sponsors

We have a range of sponsorship opportunities to get involved with through-out the year.

Please email our Engagement Manager Jade Lapper: jade@security-institute.org, for further information.

Our Supporters

The following businesses share the beliefs and ideals of the Security Institute and either formally or informally support the Institute through a variety of activities.

Security Middle East magazine is the oldest and most-widely read publication for the security technology market in the Middle East. This bi-monthly title is read by over 40,000 security end-users, system integrators and distributors across the GCC and the Middle East and has an audited circulation of 14,000. It is the official magazine of the Intersec exhibition and conference in Dubai and has been since its launch in 1994.

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In the Press
'UK Security Commonwealth  – A coming of age and ready to move to the next phase' by Andrea Berkoff, City Security magazine

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The Security Institute and ITN Productions have produced a news and current affairs style programme hosted by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinksy. ‘Creating a Security Culture’ brings to life the vital security sector through compelling interviews, reports and sponsored editorial profiles form leading organisations.

‘Creating a Security Culture’ looks closely at how and what makes us feel safe online, in the workplace and during a day out.


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