Security Operations from a Business Perspective

The ANSI and ISO standards for establishing a management system for security operations is changing the way security providers conduct their business.  The standards view security from a business and risk management perspective.  Security providers need to understand the risks associated with their personnel, services, clients, supply chains, and operations, as well as the risk to local communities in which they operate.  Major government and private sector clients are beginning to require conformance to the ANSI and ISO standards as a condition for contracting.  Earlier implementers have found that the standards have helped their companies become better operated and more profitable enterprises, as well as enhanced their brand and reputation.  The session will provide an overview of how to implement the standards and how to make your company more competitive in the marketplace.


Dr. Marc Siegel, Commissioner, Global Standards Initiative, ASIS International, Belgium

Dr. Marc Siegel is the Commissioner heading the ASIS International Global Standards Initiative developing international and national risk management, resilience, security, and supply chain standards as well as provides training on their implementation.  He is an internationally recognized Certified Business Improvement Lead Auditor, as well as a Certified Trainer and Skills Assessor for both security and resilience management   As an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business Administration and the Master’s Program in Homeland Security at San Diego State University, Dr. Siegel pioneered the concept of applying a systems approach to risk, resilience, and security management for organizations and their supply chains.  He works with several multinational companies on issues related to risk management in their supply chains.  Dr. Siegel chaired the technical committees and working groups for the series of ANSI standards developed for private security service providers to demonstrate accountability to business and risk management requirements while meeting legal obligations and respecting human rights.  Dr. Siegel served as Chairman of ISO/PC284 developing standards for private security service providers.   He is co-author of Organizational Resilience: Managing Risks of Disruptive Events – A Practitioner’s Guide, by James Leflar and Marc Siegel, CRC Press, 2013