The Security Executive Council (SEC), an international membership organization for public- and private-sector security executives, and ASIS International, the preeminent society for security management professionals, have formed a partnership to provide leadership tools and solutions to benefit members of both organizations and the security industry. ASIS will offer the SEC’s innovative leadership materials—including books, presentations and research reports—in the ASIS bookstore. 

“This is a significant initiative for the industry,” says Timothy L. Williams, CPP, president of ASIS International. “It enables members of the world’s leading security organization to gain access to the cutting-edge materials developed by and for security executives.”

“The tools and solutions created by the Security Executive Council are the result of nearly three years of research and product development,” says Bob Hayes, the SEC’s managing director. “Each book or presentation is designed and developed to the exact specifications of members to address current leadership challenges. These issues and strategies have proven to be universal for corporate and IT security professionals and should be invaluable for ASIS members.”

The ASIS Bookstore Catalog 2008-09 is featuring nine publications from the more than 100 original SEC products, including the books Security Careers: Defining Jobs, Compensation, Qualifications and Measures & Metrics: A Workbook for Demonstrating How Security Adds Value to Business. Both are offered in several formats, including PDF, CD and print. Another offering, “Companion to Measures and Metrics in Corporate Security, Series 1 and 2,” is a series of PowerPoint presentations developed to help security professionals communicate the value of security to executive management.

The ASIS bookstore is available online at All of the SEC materials can be viewed and purchased at

About the Security Executive Council

The Security Executive Council ( is an international professional membership organization for leading senior security executives spanning all industries, both the public and private sectors, and the globe. Its members seek innovative issue solutions and documentation of model core security programs. The council uses professional staff and a distinguished faculty of former CSOs and content experts to develop strategic services and products for members and security practitioners in general. Its vision is to deliver cost-effective solutions that are unavailable from any other source.