CAA and The Security Institute enter into agreement on Group Membership scheme

At the organisation’s Annual Conference 2017, held on Tuesday 3 October in central London, The Security Institute announced that it has now entered into a Group Membership arrangement with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the UK’s specialist aviation regulator.

The scheme will enable security specialists within the CAA’s Aviation Security Directorate to become members of the Institute and obtain professional membership status. The new arrangement will enable around 50 members of the CAA’s security team to join the Institute.

Peter Drissell, the CAA’s director of aviation security, stated: “The CAA is delighted to enter into this partnership with The Security Institute which will ensure that our team of security professionals remains up-to-date with the latest industry advancements and has the opportunity for ongoing development.”

Andrew Nicholls, deputy chairman of The Security Institute, added: “We’re delighted to be able to make this announcement at our Annual Conference as it brings together several weeks of discussion. We are very much looking forward to working with the CAA in the future.”

The Security Institute is the UK’s largest professional membership body for security professionals with over 2,500 members. Since 2000, the Institute has been working to promote the highest possible standards of integrity and professional competence in the business of security.

Membership of The Security Institute affords credibility, enhances career prospects, provides a network of excellent contacts and offers Continuing Professional Development opportunities as well as a wide range of networking events throughout the calendar year.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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