Partnerships with other organisations in the UK and Internationally, are fundamental to the success of both the Institute and the wider security sector. It assists to underpin and promote professional standards across the industry which is of significant value. By sharing expertise and knowledge we have a greater reach as a collective through these networks; this means we can influence others to raise standards which is apparent via through the partnering organisations who support and commit to promoting Continuing Professional Development (CPD) not only for our members but also the wider security community; for example –
|Aerospace Defence Security (ADS)|
|Association of Security Consultants (ASC)|
|ASIS International & all chapters (ASIS)|
|Association of Chief University Security Officers (AUCSO)|
|BRE, incorporating LPCB and SABRE|
|City Security Council|
|City of London Crime Prevention Association (CoLCPA)|
|City Security and Resilience Network (CSARN)|
|Cross-sector Safety & Security Communications (CSSC)|
|Defence Industry Security Association (DISA)|
|International Professional Security Association (IPSA)|
|London Fraud Forum|
|Midlands Fraud Forum|
|National Association for Healthcare Security (NAHS)|
|Pharmaceutical Industry Security Forum (PISF)|
|Resilience and Security Management Forum (RSMF)|
|Security Industry Authority (SIA)|
|Special Awareness Interest Group (SASIG)|
|Worshipful Company of Security Professionals (WCoSP)|
The Security Commonwealth is an umbrella organisation of independent membership bodies across the security industry. It provides a forum to consult and co-operate in the common interest and in the promotion of professionalism, good practice and information sharing to enhance UK security.
The Security Commonwealth aims to be the all-inclusive industry advocate on security issues in the UK, to create lasting networks and alliances and to promote and lead the security industry with a single voice.
In addition to the Security Institute, membership includes most of the other major security membership organisations in the UK, including –
The Cross-sector Security and Safety Communications (CSSC)
The Association of Security Consultants
The International Professional Security Association
The Institute of Private Investigators
The UK Cyber Security Council is the self-regulatory body for the UK’s cyber security profession. It develops, promotes and stewards nationally recognised standards for cyber security in support of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy to make the UK the safest place to live and work online.
The purpose of the UK Cyber Security Council (“the Council”) is to support the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy to make the UK the safest place to live and work online, and aims to leverage all available expertise, relevant standards and guidance to deliver practical advice to the profession.
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK representing a wide range of companies operating in the security industry and in 2021, the Security Institute and the BSIA signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote and strengthen each other’s efforts to raise standards.
70% of BSIA members are responsible for UK security products and services (by turnover) in the private sector; including manufacturing, distribution and installation of electronic and physical security equipment and the provision of frontline security and consultancy services.
The United Kingdom Crowd Management Association (UKCMA) was founded in 2001 and encompasses crowd safety and security professionals and academics, who are all committed to improving standards across the industry and sharing learnings from event sites across the world.
In 2021, the Security Institute and the UKCMA signed an MoU to collaborate further. The two organisations share core aims, including supporting safe gatherings in crowded spaces, be that at large events, on high streets or in transport hubs.
The Security Institute holds a Memorandum of Understanding with several other security associations, to increase knowledge sharing, widen influence and improve practices –
The Security Institute is a member of a collective of European professional membership organisations, who have joined forces to develop activities to address corporate security concerns on a European level –
The Security Institute has entered a Memorandum of Understanding with the Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) – India. Similarly to the Institute, CAPSI work closely with and for the security industry, public organizations as well as their respective Government. Both organisations have national and international business networks.
In the Middle East:
The Security Institute also works with the Security Industry Regulatory Authority (SIRA) – Dubai. Through this partnership, the Institute has established a Middle Eastern Membership Group who meet virtually on a monthly basis to share knowledge, provide support and champion the Institute in the Middle East.