Private Security in High Risk Environments

Tuesday, 9 December
15:45-16:35
Breakout 3

Private security service providers are playing an ever increasing role in high risk environments. New contracting requirements, international standards, and liability issues are changing the playing field. The governments of the US and UK have adopted the ANSI/ASIS.PSC.1 as a requirement for contracting, with some private companies following suit. ISO is transitioning the ANSI/ASIS standard to an ISO International Standard. How do you keep your business competitive and use the standard to improve your business management and differentiate your company to receive contracts? What do you need to know about the new contractual realities and consequences of clients requiring certification to the PSC standards?

Presented by: 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 a RABQSA International 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 Programme in Homeland Security at San Diego State University, Dr. Siegel pioneered the concept of applying a systems approach to security and resilience management for organizations and their supply chains. His work includes providing training and guidance on implementation of risk, resilience and security management systems, as well as risk management in regions of conflict and weakened governance for the protection of assets and human rights. Dr. Siegel chaired the technical committees and working groups for the series of ANSI standards developed to provide accountability to legal requirements and the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) for private security service providers. Co-Author: Organizational Resilience: Managing Risks of Disruptive Events – A Practitioner’s Guide, by James Leflar and Marc Siegel, CRC Press, 2013.