The Institute’s validation process has been developed by industry professionals from a range of security backgrounds to independently recognise and benchmark your security experience, qualifications, training and professional commitment.
It is an evolving process which is constantly reviewed and updated to ensure it reflects today’s security profession.
The validation process is completed anonymously – therefore even if an applicant is known to members of the Validation Board, it is only possible to award membership grades based on the information and supporting evidence submitted.
The guardians of the validation process are the Validation Board. This is a voluntary team of some 36 security professionals representing a wide range of sectors in the profession and all grades of membership within the Institute. From this team approximately 10 – 14 members attend each monthly meeting of the VB to review all applications and recommend suitable grades for approval by the Board of Directors.
VB members are appointed by invitation of the VB Chairman. There is no maximum number however it is important that sufficient members are available from across a range of disciplines at each VB meeting.
The list of current VB members is provided below. If you would be interested in finding out more about being a VB member, please contact our Membership Registrar, Paula Stanbridge via: email@example.com or on (01803) 663275.
|Tony Aston FSyI
|John Davies FSyI
Vice Chair and Chair
of the VB Working Group
| Julia McClelland CSyP FSyI
|Graeme Addy FSyI||Peter French FSyI||Jonathon Gigg MSyI|
|Ciaran Barry CSyP MSyI||Mariella Gallo MSyI||Daniel McClendon MSyI|
|Steve Bell MSyI||Lloyd Gardner MSyI||Sam Nicholls MSyI|
|Jeremy Bennett MSyI||Stephen Hudson MSyI||Darryn Robbins MSyI|
|Rick Billingsley MSyI||Tom Huntley MSyI||Jonathan Schulten FSyI|
|Mike Cannon FSyI||Mike Hurst MSyI||John Sephton FSyI|
|Nigel Carpenter FSyI||Peter Lavery FSyI||Dale Simpson MSyI|
|Alan Cotter FSyI||Mike Lees CSyP FSyI||Richard Strudwick MSyI|
|Will Dakin MSyI||Mike Maguire FSyI||Chas Treasure FSyI|
|Kara Dewey MSyI||Steve Massey FSyI||Iain Watt MSyI|
|Nick Evans FSyI||Guy Mathias FSyI||Dave Matthews CSyP FSyI|
|Stuart Williams CSyP||Angie Clarke CSyP FSyI||Brendan McGarrity CSyP MSyI|
|James Eaton CSyP FSyI||Julian Veal MSyI||Nick Davies CSyP FSyI|
|Peter Jones CSyP MSyI||Darrin Tomkins MSyI|