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last updated 17-Mar-2013
Security industry professional associations self-regulate, and oversee and represent the interests of their members, some of whom are what we otherwise refer to as Private Military Companies or Private Security Companies.
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• Airfreight Industry Minimum Security Standards. The transportation of high value and vulnerable cargo requires an understanding of the associated risks and the measures that can be taken to reduce those risks. AIMSS endeavors to raise the level of security across the airfreight industry and be the catalyst for future developments in the valuable and or vulnerable air cargo industry:

American Society for Industrial Security. With more than 33,000 members, ASIS International is the preeminent international organization for professionals responsible for security, including managers and directors of security:

Australian Security Industry Association. ASIAL is the peak national body for the Australian Security Industry. 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 Professional Code of Conduct: click here

British Association of Private Security Companies. 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. > BAPSC Charter: click here

British Security Industry Association. BSIA is the professional trade association for the security industry in the UK. Our over 500 members are responsible for more than 70% of UK security business, including CCTV, access control, manned security, information destruction, physical security, cash-in-transit and alarm manufacture, distribution and installation:

- Security Industry Training Organisation. SITO, established in 1990, is now responsible for working with both Government departments and industry to establish training and qualification standards for the security community:

Business Executives for National Security. 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:

Confederation of European Security Services. The purpose of CoESS, founded in 1989, is to ensure in Europe the defence of the interests of the organisations and national companies that provide security services in all their forms and to represent these joint interests, in particular, through involvement in the work aimed at the harmonisation of national legislation concerning the activities of its members:

- Panoramic Overview of the Private Security Industry in the 25 Member States of the European Union - All information with regard to the legal, social and economic situation of the private security industry in the EU: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 (pdf)

Defence Manufacturers Association. DMA, a trade association with nearly 500 members, has the mission to assist UK Industry to benefit from Defence business at home and overseas. The key to this is networking, and the DMA is able fully to represent all aspects of Defence and Public Security procurement covering land, sea and air interests for domestic and overseas markets:

Association of Police & Public Security Suppliers. APPSS is a trade association for UK companies supplying products and/or services to the police and public security agencies worldwide. Unlike the United States, the UK has no formal department of Public Security, instead this job falls under a number of departments, hence the need of APPSS. With over 300 members, it is incorporated within DMA:

Homeland Security Industries Association. HSIA is an American non-profit corporation established in August, 2002. Our mission is to provide a mechanism for government and the private sector to coordinate on a wide range of homeland security issues:



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