Using Standards to Align Security with Your Business

​Security standards transform the role of security officer into a business and risk manager tasked with facilitating achievement of strategic, tactical, and operational objectives.  Standards help practitioners exploit opportunities and mitigate downside risks.


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