The Security Institute

The Security Institute is the largest membership organisation for security professionals in the UK, with members from all over the world. The Institute was established in 1999, and we continue to promote standards, develop and endorse education across the sector and provide a rich membership experience.

Institute members are responsible for the security of much of the UK’s critical national infrastructure and work in a wide range of sectors including retail, hotel and leisure, transport, communications, finance and banking, commerce, industrial, defence, policing, the NHS and government departments. Over 200 of its members are based outside the UK, in 50 different countries.

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What can the Security Institute do for you?

Membership of the Security Institute bestows credibility, as membership is awarded on a points basis after being validated by a board of your peers from across the different sectors of the security industry. This benchmarks your training qualifications and helps you leverage your experience to enhance your career prospects. The value of membership with the Security Institute is recognised by employers and universities.

The Security Institute also provides an exciting package of membership benefits to all grades of membership, including:

Enjoy access to job opportunities and our online career services
Exchange experience and grow your network at our networking events
Participate in our range of different Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to gain a greater insight into the various sectors within the security industry
Connect with other members, ask questions and share industry knowledge on our NEW Community Platform
Continue your professional development on our Professional Development Platform with a range of resources available at your fingertips
Gain invaluable insights by being involved in our Mentoring Programme, whatever stage of your career
Get security industry updates with regular CSSC messages, a weekly eNews email and our industry-leading Institute Quarterly magazine
Membership to the London Chambers of Commerce and access to their facilities, events and resources
Exclusive member-only discounts

If you would like to apply for Security Institute membership please email your CV or a short summary of your professional history to our Membership Registrar Paula Stanbridge: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

What is the Security Institute’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme?

Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme has been developed uniquely for the security sector and the CPD Toolkit is an essential way to track how you keep up-to-date with latest issues and developments in security and management, giving participants a competitive edge over other practitioners, enhancing confidence and competence.

Our Toolkit helps you plan your personal development activity and tracks your achievements to reach set standards year on year. We challenge you to achieve 36 points or more each year. All sorts of development activity are recognised including events run by our CPD partners which score double points, look out for our green CPD logo.

Access to the scheme is open to all. Indeed, it is a benefit that The Security Institute has developed to benefit the security industry as a whole and has already been adopted by 4 other organisations.

Once you have achieved your 36 points for the year you can submit your CPD record on our SyI mobile app or by emailing your complete Toolkit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.