Who We Are
The International Security Driver Association (ISDA) is a small but influential group of protective services practitioners from all sectors of the Executive Protection/Secure Transportation profession and all parts of the Globe.
The ISDA is the only organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of professional Security Drivers and other protection practitioners with data-driven research and other professional development tools.
In the current professional environment, there is a significant need for an association that exists only for the mutual enrichment and advancement of their members. We are a member-oriented association that serves both the inexperienced and the experienced practitioner.
At an annual membership fee of $75 per year, ISDA offers a substantial return on your membership investment.
We Blow the Smoke Away from the Mirror
Security Driving and Executive Protection describe a profession, a job description that defines a skill set needed to save lives. Over the last decade, social media have twisted those descriptions into marketing terms with little regard for the skill sets that define the profession. ISDA, through its members, projects a realistic view of the profession.
Access to the Encyclopedia of Executive Protection/Secure Transportation Knowledge – the ISDA Knowledge Center.
The Knowledge Center provides:
- A roadmap to career success
- YouTube videos
- Free Online Training
- Business and Salary Metrics
- Job Opportunities
- Career Advice
- Industry White Papers
The knowledge shared encompasses:
- Armored Vehicles
- the Business of Protection
- Surveillance Detection
- Executive Protection
- Celebrity Protection
- Business Metrics
- Executive Vehicles
- Selecting Training providers
- Secure Transportation
Members have the opportunity to be published in the Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Magazine. It is one of the oldest Protective services magazines in the profession. Their articles are read by over 15,000 security practitioners, all with interest in secure transportation and protective services. Members also have the opportunity to advertise in the magazine free of charge.
Free On-Line Training Programs – ISDA offered free Business of Security – Social Media Marketing – Executive Vehicles – Armored Vehicles. More online training programs are currently under development.
Assistance with Selecting Training Providers – On any given day, there is an infinite number of training providers marketing their programs. ISDA members have attended many training courses. From their experiences, they supply fellow members insight on the various training programs, and the skills and knowledge needed for employment.
Tool Kit Resources – ISDA supplies members with checklists and information that assist them in the day-to-day work environment.
Metrics – To meet the membership’s needs, ISDA supplies members with operational and business data that has assisted in marketing their services and the preparation of benchmarking and operational planning.
Curated Job Opportunities – ISDA curates Executive/Security Driving job opportunities. Last year alone we listed over 250 job opportunities.
Salaries and Job Metrics – From the Job Opportunities, ISDA has metrics on salaries and the skills, knowledge, and level of experience employers are demanding.
The ISDA Member Newsletter – Members receive private newsletters. In 2019 we sent fourteen member-only newsletters which included exclusive member-only content and news that affected the Executive Protection and Secure Transportation community.
ISDA Training Directory – A publicly available directory of ISDA members who offer training.
ISDA Member Directory – for members only to connect and network with each other. The directory also assists in finding members who meet the requirements for upcoming job opportunities provided by other members.
Member Spotlight – We feature ISDA members on the ISDA and SecurityDriver websites, EP/Security Driver Magazine, and throughout the ISDA network.
What Makes International Security Driver Association Different?
- “The ISDA Advantage” – Knowledge – critical tools and resources that give you the advantage you need to get and stay ahead.
- ISDA offers members an unprecedented connection to social media and the ISDA Network. We have created a platform for members to use the most powerful and proven marketing tool available – word-of-mouth.
- The ISDA Certification is not for everyone as member applicants must qualify for the certification. The certification process requires a test of knowledge and verification of skill combined with experience in the industry.
- The business of protection is constantly evolving. To meet the needs of the profession ISDA conducts research and provides metrics on business, executive vehicles, and equipment, apps, salaries, job opportunities and recent attacks on principals.
What our Members have to say about the Association
“As I search for associations and other such organizations, I search for the desirable qualities and content relative to what I do as a security and investigations professional. Skipping to the point, I am a proud member of the International Security Driver Association. Peruse through the site and see for yourself. For those seeking flashy pictures and videos, guns blazing, hired muscle, “pay to be certified” type of garbage…you will be disappointed.” -Joseph M. LaSorsa CPP®, LaSorsa & Associates –
“ISDA provides a wealth of industry related tools and supported skill sets that can only enhance individual members experience and aspirations. Of particular note are the Educational Centre, providing up to date data, online learning programs and in depth material, that enables the member to develop gained knowledge and commensurate marketability.” -Bart Szczepanski, Security/Executive Chauffeur –
Get Instant Access to the Association!
If you’re ready to be part of a community of protection professionals simply click the Join Now button below. Membership costs $75 per year, and there are no requirements to join.
Annual automatic renewal of $75 will occur on the anniversary of the original purchase date.