Close partnerships with other organisations that are also working to promote professional standards across security, in the UK and Internationally, are fundamental to the success of both the Institute and the wider security sector. We significantly value and benefit from the sharing of expertise that these partnerships help facilitate, and the greater reach that these networks allow us to access.
The Institute is proud to be a Founding Member of both the Security Commonwealth and the UK Cyber Security Council (as part of the Cyber Security Alliance). Read more below.
Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) partner organisations stand committed to continuing the professional development of their members and the wider security community, these organisations participate in the Institute’s CPD Scheme and their unique activity is recognised. These CPD partners include:
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, such as ASIS UK, the International Professional Security Association, the Association of Security Consultants, the Institute of Private Investigators, and the Cross-sector Security and Safety Communications (CSSC).
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 BSIA is the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK, representing a wide range of companies operating in the security industry. Its members are responsible for more than 70% of privately provided UK security products and services (by turnover). This includes the manufacturing, distribution and installation of electronic and physical security equipment and the provision of security guarding and consultancy services.
In 2021, the Security Institute and the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) signed a memorandum of understanding. This will see both organisations promote and strengthen each other’s efforts to support security professionals and raise standards across the security sector.
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 is engaged with multiple other internally-based security associations, through these Memorandums of Understanding the Institute aims to enable knowledge sharing and enhance their efforts to improve professional standards across the security sector.
The Security Institute works closely with the Security Industry Regulatory Authority (SIRA) – Dubai. Through this partnership, the Institute and SIRA organise a monthly webinar that are designed to provide regular opportunities for knowledge sharing and enrich the membership experience of both organisations.
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, this partnership seeks to enhance their efforts.
The Security Institute is a member of a collective of European professional membership organisations, which also includes:
These 6 organisations, alongside the Institute, have joined forces to develop activities to gain attention for corporate security concerns on a European level as well as in the cooperating countries.
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