Associations & Publications

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American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)

- is a global community of security practitioners, each of whom has a role in the protection of assets - people, property, and/or information. Members represent virtually every industry in the public and private sectors, and organizations of all sizes. From entry-level managers to CSOs to CEOs, from security veterans to consultants and those transitioning from law enforcement or the military, the ASIS community is global and diverse.


Business Alliance for Secure Commerce (BASC)

– is an international business alliance, created to promote secure international trade in cooperation with governments and international organizations. BASC is a private sector led and controlled coalition that has been supported by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) since its creation in 1996. As a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Delaware as the World BASC Organization, the BASC is an international business alliance created to promote supply chain security in cooperation with government agencies and international organizations.


The Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)

- was incorporated in 1975 as a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-political, educational association for current and former intelligence professionals and supporters of the US intelligence community. The Association is based in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our mission is to build a public constituency for a sound, healthy and capable U.S. intelligence system. Our focus on education fosters an understanding of the important role of intelligence in National Security and nurtures interest by students in careers in the many fields used by U.S. Intelligence Agencies. This includes the role of supporting intelligence activities in U.S. policy, diplomacy, strategy, security and defense.




"Maritime Security: An Introduction", (McNicholas, 2008, Elsevier, Inc./ Butterworth-Heinemann), 2nd Edition 2016, Chinese Language Version published in March 2009.

This book provides practical, experience-based, and proven knowledge - and a "how-to-guide" - on maritime security. McNicholas explains in clear language how commercial seaports and vessels function; what threats currently exist; what security policies, procedures, systems, and measures must be implemented to mitigate these threats; and how to conduct ship and port security assessments and plans. Whether the problem is weapons of mass destruction or cargo theft, Maritime Security provides invaluable guidance for the professionals who protect our shipping and ports.


13 (Port Security), "Port Engineering: Planning, Construction, Maintenance, and Security" (Tsinker, Gregory, 2004, Wiley and Sons, Inc.)

This comprehensive book covers all major aspects of the design and maintenance of port facilities, including port planning, design loads for today's larger vessel size, seismic design guidelines, and breakwater design. New material addresses environmental concerns, the latest developments on inter-modal hubs and transfer points, and the latest information on port security and procedures being implemented.


"Use of Commercial Shipping by Terrorist Groups and their Cooperation with Other Terrorists Groups and Transnational Criminal Organizations", (MARSEC COE, Global Maritime Security: New Horizons, 2014, Turkish Naval Forces Printing Office.

This journal article discusses the plethora of case studies, incidents, and open-source reporting substantiating the wide-spread usage of commercial maritime conveyances by terrorist groups to transport humans, materials, weapons, and their business alliances with a vast network of profit-oriented, global, transnational criminal organizations.