About International Security Management AssociationAbout ISMA

The International Security Management Association (ISMA) is a premier global membership of preeminent security executives representing multinational organizations from all industries. Founded in 1983, we are a strategic organization exclusively for executives.

Quick Facts

  • Membership spans six continents
  • Representing an aggregate employee base of 15-million and aggregate revenues in excess of $3.5 trillion including
  • 25 companies in the FTSE 100, DAX, and CAC40, together with a majority of the Fortune 100 and 25% of the Fortune 500

Global Network: Member meetings, regional conferences, leadership programs, emerging issue workshops
IQ Exchange: Assessments, innovations, leading experts, online tools, targeted communications
Strategic Insights: 
Partnerships fostering extensive, immediate and actionable peer benchmarking

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What We Do

ISMA examines how security risk management drives value. We enable members to contribute directly to their organizations' growth and success. Members find expertise to effectively maneuver and abate security risks. Our efficacy is built on extensive, immediate and actionable member collaboration, peer benchmarking, and information sharing. We provide professional education programs that are among the top in the industry.

Our Value Proposition

  • Access to a trusted network of senior security leaders from major multinationals worldwide
  • Immediate, actionable benchmarking
  • Professional development for members and for the pipeline of future industry leaders
  • Robust best practices sharing
  • Intensive and invaluable conferences in business hubs throughout the world

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"Being responsible for the security of over 350,000 employees in some 200 different countries or regions can make you feel very lonely sometimes. And that’s exactly where ISMA comes in. Being part of the ISMA community means that I can reach out to literally hundreds of the world’s most distinguished security professionals in matters of minutes, anytime, on any topic."


Marco Mille, Head of Corporate Security, Siemens AG