Our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are at the centre of our efforts to promote knowledge sharing and thought leadership within the security community. They are at the core of our organisation and play a fundamental role in the contributions the Security Institute makes across government and wider industry as well as providing plenty of shared learning opportunities for personal and professional development. Our SIGs are there for the benefit of all our members, so please get involved. Members can get involved via our Community Platform (under the Communities tab) HEREMore
The BECRes SIG consists of four core streams covering; Business Continuity, Emergency Planning, Crisis Management and Resilience
The main aim is educating those involved with the development and provision of each service and how they differ and yet compliment each other to raise and improve awareness and knowledge within the security arena and evidence how; Business Continuity, Emergency Planning, Crisis Management and Resilience support security and vice versa.
Rod Stobie MSyI
Alan Cain FSyI
Peter Lavery FSyI
The Built Environment Security Special Interest Group brings together security professionals and built environment stakeholders to improve security outcomes in the built environment, raise professional standards and in doing so, create new opportunities for security professionals through greater market demand for secure buildings, infrastructure and public spaces.
Gareth Hulmes CSyP MSyI
Mark Tucknutt MSyI
The principle aim of the Counter Terror Special Interest Group is to share information and best practice in the field of Counter Terrorism for the benefit of all members of the Security Institute and associated partners defined by the Security Institute.
Steven McGrath MSyI
Andrew Donaldson CSyP MSyI
Jonathan Schulten FSyI
The Cyber Security & Convergance Special Interest Group aims to provide information and promote development of cyber security and its convergence with other aspects of security to the benefit of the Security Institute, its membership and/or society.
Mahbubul Islam CSyP MSyI
The aim of the Fraud Prevention Special Interest Group is to promote the convergence between ‘traditional’ security functions and the counter fraud function within organisations in order to improve fraud and security risk management. As well as raise awareness and to increase knowledge and expertise of the fraud risks and counter fraud processes within the Security Institute.
Tony Maher MSyI
Adam Stothard MSyI
Karol Doherty MSyI
The Heritage & Faith Special Interest Group aims to bring together security professionals and stakeholders from the H&F environment; to improve security outcomes in this area and raise professional standards. The SIG will endeavour to create new opportunities for security professionals, through increased understanding of the sector, whilst providing stakeholders with security sector specialists who have the ability and professional standard to support security operational standard of the stakeholder’s environment.
Stephen Meek MSyI
The Inclusive Security Special Interest Group aims to explore and understand how engagement with all groups of society will pave the way to innovation and how inclusive security could lead to enhanced practises in the broader field of security. The group will foster a variety of perspectives, for increased productivity, creativity and growth of the talent pool.
Anna-Liisa Tampuu ASyI
Lisa Reilly MSyI
The aim of the Insider Risk Special Interest Group is raise awareness regarding the issue of Insider Risk Mitigation and Personnel Security across the entire membership of the Security Institute. It additionally aims to develop a partnership approach to the management of Insider Risk through engagement and collaboration with other relevant professional bodies, relevant government departments, and the wider public and private sectors.
David BaMaung CSyP FSyI
Ian Crossley MSyI
The NEST SIG aim is to share knowledge and ideas around new and emerging technology particularly where it would benefit Security Institute Members and support, in general, the wider security community
Mark Rees MSyI
The aim of the Nuclear Security SIG is to bring together nuclear security professionals, radiological protection specialists and associated stakeholders to improve security outcomes in the nuclear/radiological environment and raise professional standards.
John Gribbin MSyI
Scott Anderson MSyI
This is a pivotal time for those with the responsibility of protecting crowded places – be that a park, stadium, high street, or transport hub. There is a growing realisation that to protect crowded places a blend of knowledge and skills in safety, security, service, and leadership is required. The Protecting People in Crowded Places Special Interest Group has a vital role in pulling together research, knowledge, and experience to address safety and security as an integrated concept for crowded places. Collaboration between professionals will ensure we are heard, and we can influence policymakers and central Government about the issues the industry faces
Gary Simpson MSyI
Simon Roberts MSyI
Anne Marie Chebib
Aoife Hunt MSyI
Protest and activism within the UK, if not the rest of the world, continues to grow. Protest and activism can attract disruptive, intimidatory, unlawful and at times violent behaviour. These acts have the potential to harm people, assets and business reputation. In addition, inappropriate response to protest by a security representative could bring reputational damage to the wider security industry.
Ray Fellows CSyP FSyI
Kenneth MacLeod MSyI
Carl Dakin CSyP FSyI
The purpose of the SEATS SIG is to contribute towards future educational and vocational development, update existing standards and develop new standards which align working practices and skills with industry requirements. This supports the Institute’s aim to promote lifelong learning, professional development and qualification in security; Promote standards and ethics and make a valuable contribution to society through innovation; Collaborate with government, academic bodies and other organisations to influence policy.
David Brook MSyI