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This is a list / directory of selected Security Industry Associations International. The Associations, Organizations, and Initiatives listed represent the interests of PMCs, PSCs, and contractors working in security and defense-related areas. They are also involved in diverse activities such as accreditation, education and training of its members, liaising with state authorities, self-regulation, recruitment, research, and vetting.
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Airfreight Industry Minimum Security Standards (AIMSS)
This website provides a starting point for the security operations of those carriers involved in the transportation of air cargo. The website provides a number of minimum standards intended to reduce the risk of crime and terrorist attack.
» AIMSS Documents Library


American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
Founded in 1955 and with more than 38,000 members worldwide, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests.
» ASIS Membership » ASIS Standards & Guidelines


ADS Group (ADS)
ADS is the premier trade organisation advancing the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries. The sector activities within ADS are designed to respond to the priority needs indicated by Members. It is also important to bring the sectors into focus for senior policy makers..
» ADS Members Directory » Security in Complex Environments Group


Australian Security Industry Association (ASIAL)
ASIAL is the largest security industry association representing the security industry in Australia. Since its establishment in 1969, ASIAL has grown from a small network of security companies to one that today represents approximately 85% of the security industry in Australia.
» ASIAL Standards and Codes » Research, surveys and statistics


British Association of Private Security Companies (BAPSC)
Established in 2006, BAPSC works to promote the interests and regulate the activities of UK based firms that provide armed defensive security services in countries outside the UK. BAPSC aims to raise the standards of operation of its members and this emergent industry and ensure compliance with the rules and principles of international law by establishing a code of conduct and sanctions.
» No code of conduct or list of members available when last updating the page.


British Security Industry Association (BSIA)
BSIA is the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK. BSIA members are responsible for more than 70% of UK security products and services (by turnover) including the manufacture, distribution and installation of electronic and physical security equipment and the provision of security guarding and consultancy services.
» Member Company Finder Tool » We were unable to locate codes of practice when last updating the page.


Business Executives for National Security (BENS)
Founded in 1982, BENS supports the U.S. government by applying pro bono, best business practice solutions to its most difficult national security problems. Our members engage with government partners in a myriad of ways, including conversations with national security leaders; first-hand national and international experiences with key military and civilian personnel on the ground; and work with government partners to impact policy solutions to selected national security challenges.
» BENS Members » Evolving Threats Focus Activities


Confederation of European Security Services (CoESS)
Founded in 1989, CoESS is the European umbrella organisation for 26 national private security employers’ associations. CoESS is the only representative European employers’ organisation defending the interests of the private security services industry. It is recognised by the European Commission (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) as a European sectoral social partner in accordance with the European Treaties.
» CoESS Members: Active I Associated » CoESS Statistics
CoESS' report Private Security in Europe (covering 34 European countries) is listed in the INDUSTRY DOCUMENTS section


Homeland Security Industries Association (HSIA) [Archival record for research purposes | HSIA's URL was]
HSIA was an American non-profit corporation established in August, 2002. Our mission was to provide a mechanism for government and the private sector to coordinate on a wide range of homeland security issues. HSIA's website has been inactive since 2009-10 and it is not certain the status and/or activities of the association.


ICoC Association (ICoC: the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers)
The International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers’ Association (ICoCA) is a multi-stakeholder initiative established as a Swiss non-profit association. The main bodies of the ICoC Association are: the General Assembly, the Board of Directors and the Secretariat operating under the Executive Director.
» ICoC Association Members.


ICoC Signatory Companies (ICoC: the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers)
By signing, Signatory Companies publicly affirm their responsibility to respect the human rights of, and fulfil humanitarian responsibilities towards, all those affected by their business activities. Signatory Companies also commit to operate in accordance with the ICoC.  The ICoC itself contains many principles ranging from what such Signatory Companies shall require of their personnel through to specific commitments regarding management and governance of the company itself.
» ICoC Working Groups



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