“There are two major benefits to membership in IAPSC. First, IAPSC offers immediate access to security professionals in a wide spread of security disciplines. These colleagues may support me on projects, serve with me on security committees or refer me to clients in need of my skills. Secondly, the IAPSC website generates regular calls and emails from potential clients, journalists and researchers.
The primary reason I am an IAPSC member is for the satisfaction of working with colleagues who are analyzing modern security issues, attempting to improve security industry standards and sharing their findings with their colleagues, clients and others.”
William A. Hawthorne, CPP, CSC, William A. Hawthorne Associates, Inc.
Active IASPC Member
“I first joined the IAPSC in 1989 as a young consultant working for someone else’s firm. When I started my own practice in 1991, it was with the support of many good friends and colleagues, including my former boss—who was also a member of the IAPSC. During the past 16 years, I have had the opportunity to work with many fine professionals from among our members at various stages of their careers. They include some of the icons of our industry: many quiet but excellent veterans of our trade, and some new consultants who have brought fresh energy and perspective to this business and to me personally. These have been valuable relationships that have made me a more rounded practitioner and a trusted advisor to clients and colleagues.
I am continually amazed by the significant circle of colleagues that I now feel very comfortable calling on. I am also grateful for the number of long-term friendships that have resulted from these relationships. I encourage anyone who is thinking of establishing a serious consulting practice to look to the IAPSC as a forum for the kind of ‘right relationships’ that breed success.”
Jim Clark, CPP, Clark Security Group, LLC
Active IASPC Member
“As an information security company, we joined IAPSC so we can be a better value to our clients by providing referrals to physical security professionals. Within the first 30 days of joining IAPSC, we were happily surprised when we were referred to an organization that needed a website security assessment.”
Jim Kelton, CSIA, CGEIT, Altius IT
“I joined the IAPSC over 15 years ago, and learn more than I can remember at each annual meeting. If you want to learn how to run a top-notch consultancy, this is the place to learn. If you want to expand your horizons of security knowledge, this is the place to come. Doesn’t matter whether your new to consulting or an old pro, the IAPSC annual meeting is the place to come to hone your skills. You will get a mental power boost every time.”
Kevin D. Murray, CPP, CISM, Murray Associates – Counterespionage
Active IAPSC Member