The International Security Driver Association (ISDA) serves
the Protective Services community.

Whether you are exploring a career in executive protection, honing your expertise, or an established security executive, ISDA offers benchmark educational, networking, and marketing programs.

We are a member-oriented association that serves both the inexperienced and experienced practitioner.

Why Did We Create ISDA?

Security Driving and Executive Protection describe a profession, a job description that defines a skill set needed to save lives.

It is our opinion that social media have twisted them into marketing terms with no regard for the skill sets that define the profession.

Unsuspecting individuals are trained in skills that have no market value.

Social media is filled with complaints ranging from certification and standards to pay scales and unethical behavior.

How ISDA Can Help

ISDA is Committed to the Needs of the Profession

In the current professional environment, there is a significant need for an association that has no alliance to training providers, an association that exists only for the mutual enrichment and advancement of their members. An association committed to meeting the needs of the profession.

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® 
Executive Protection, Consultant, Investigator, TSCM Bug Sweeps, Instructor LaSorsa & Associates

The lessons learned from public figure attacks are the life's blood for protective details to improve. To learn from the mistakes of others. Every serious detail should know the Cantu ambush, as well as Herrhausen, Hariri, Shevardnadze, Londono, and on and on. Major kudos to the pros at ISDA for making these cases known. If you're not a member and you protect public figures, you need to join ISDA.

Tom Taylor
Senior Advisor Protective Strategies at Gavin de Becker & Associates, Inc.

What I like about the ISDA is it gives me access to a vetted network of security trained drivers and EP professionals around the world. The group regularly shares contemporary best practices in both protective services in general and secure transportation in particular. Effective risk mitigation is as much about your network as it is your tactics, techniques and procedures.

Mark James
Executive Director at Panther Protection Services

The challenges that security professionals face in today's complex environment aren't going to be solved in 140 characters or through "life-hacks." In order to stay a step ahead of our adversaries, they are challenges that require informed and educated professionals who have prepared themselves to succeed. To learn from situations that other professionals have faced and to stay current on conversations relating to the business of protection, there is no place that I turn to more often than the ISDA Knowledge Center.

Patrick Van Horne
Co-author of Left of Bang and Co-Founder of The CP Journal

Here is a summary of what you get from
the Association:

Education Center

The Education Center provides a constant learning environment for members, with subjects specifically designed for the experienced and inexperienced practitioner, with the goal of enhancing a member’s knowledge and marketability. 

Marketing

We have created a platform for members to use the most powerful and proven marketing tool available: Word-of-Mouth. Members can reach more than 20,000 security practitioners, representing the corporate, high net worth, military, and government communities. 

Certification

For those members who qualify, ISDA offers Security Driver and Secure Transportation Certifications. The Certification requires the completion of a certification process. The process follows guidelines defined by credentialing organizations that are recognized in all the other industries.

Private Facebook Group

The purpose of the group is to provide a convenient space to share news from reputable sources, share articles, training, job opportunities, and communicate and network with members.

Exclusive Resources

Receive access to a selection of exclusive member-only white papers, book giveaways, business data, downloads, checklists and more - plus receive special perks & discounts

Online Learning

Our soon to come library of extensive courses provides training and practical advice on all aspects of secure transportation, security driving, business and marketing.

On-going Research

The business of protection is constantly evolving. To meets the needs of the profession ISDA conducts research on business, executive vehicles and equipment, apps, salaries, job opportunities and recent attacks on principals.

Book Giveaways

As a component of the ISDA continuing education program, we ask ISDA members and associates who are authors and publishers to donate books to the membership. In 2015,ISDA gave away books valued at over $2000 for FREE to its members.

Member Directory

The directory allows our members to connect with their colleagues and peers across the globe. The Directory is actively marketed to over 200 Fortune companies, security personnel for high net worth families and various military/gov. agencies. 

The International Security Driver Association is the premier organization that every security professional should invest in joining. ISDA publishes factual (you can’t argue with math), tested relevant material that benefits every member. I try to learn something new every day. Some things I learn are useful and some aren’t however; every single time I read an ISDA newsletter or email I find it relevant.The ISDA staff are all experienced EP professionals that have attained superior knowledge and skills that they are willing to share to make every ISDA member a better motor vehicle operator. The information you will receive as an ISDA member may keep you out of an accident, keep you out of somebody else’s accident or get you and your protectee out of danger.I’ve been doing protection work for almost 40 years and driving even longer. I assure you that you cannot make a better investment in yourself or your career than to take advantage of the information available to ISDA members. There are very few places where you can learn the needed skills for protective driving and have those skills recognized by employers all over the world.

Jim Cutrell
Captain. Dignitary Protection, Unit Commander

The International Security Driver Association is the premier organization that every security professional should invest in joining. ISDA publishes factual (you can’t argue with math), tested relevant material that benefits every member. I try to learn something new every day. Some things I learn are useful and some aren’t however; every single time I read an ISDA newsletter or email I find it relevant.The ISDA staff are all experienced EP professionals that have attained superior knowledge and skills that they are willing to share to make every ISDA member a better motor vehicle operator. The information you will receive as an ISDA member may keep you out of an accident, keep you out of somebody else’s accident or get you and your protectee out of danger.I’ve been doing protection work for almost 40 years and driving even longer. I assure you that you cannot make a better investment in yourself or your career than to take advantage of the information available to ISDA members. There are very few places where you can learn the needed skills for protective driving and have those skills recognized by employers all over the world.

Denida Zinxhiria
Founder/CEO Athena Worldwide LLC, Athena Academy, Nannyguards®

Having successfully completed my internationally recognised Surveillance Detection Tactics and Techniques as well as Protective/evasive driving courses with Vehicle Dynamics Institute, I realised that my career interests would best be served by my becoming an ISDA member. That realisation has proved to be wholly correct. 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. To supplement the above are the opportunity to gain certification, improved business and research knowledge, affiliated member and security practitioners access and shared development, with the imparting of guidance and standard setting information from recognised EP professionals. In short, ISDA membership is not only key to personal success within the security driving industry, but a rare and valuable privilege. To join is a must.

Bart Szczepanski
Security/Executive Chauffeur, Private Chauffeur of the Year 2016

FAQ

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

Is ISDA Just for Security Drivers?

What do You Get with an ISDA Membership?

Is ISDA a Training Program?

What is the difference between ISDA Membership and ISDA Certification?

If I join ISDA will I get a job?

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