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.

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Here is what some of 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® Executive Protection, Consultant, Investigator, TSCM Bug Sweeps, Instructor LaSorsa & Associates

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Recent Content

Liability Versus the Almighty Dollar

In “Rental Vehicles and Secure Transportation; Best practices for Less-Than Perfect Solution” (Vehicle Dynamics Institute, Nov 25, 2014), Joseph Autera, a well-known and respected leader in the Executive Protection (EP)/security driver industry, describes a scenario in which an EP/security driver finds himself behind the wheel of a rented automobile for an assignment. While the article mentions such things as vehicle type and mechanical condition, it misses a crucial point—Liability. Professional security service firms are creating situations where drivers are exposed to risk because the firms’ practices are at odds with current laws and insurance policies.

The Science of Security Driving

Using 80% or above of the vehicle’s capability would more than likely only happen during an emergency (accident or ambush). But what percentage of the vehicle does a Security Driver use while maneuvering through the day to day mundane chore of moving the boss from Point A to Point B, such as driving up to an intersection and slowing down – stopping at a red light – driving on an off ramp or around a corner?

To answer that question, ISDA conducted an experiment.

Counter-Ambush Tactics for Civilians

Anyone can become a victim of an ambush, be it a robbery, carjacking, or straight up assault.  If we work in or travel through hostile environments (war zones, insurgent areas, high crime neighborhoods) we need to utilize some specific skills to prevent or survive an ambush.  In the protective operations world, these are sometimes referred to as Protective Intelligence (PI) skills while in other security disciplines they are known as situational and tactical awareness skills.