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STEP: Networking & Professional development

Where to meet people in the security sector, take part of the conversation, attend events, webinars and up-skill?

The Security Institute

The Security Institute is the UK’s largest professional membership body for security professionals, with over 3,000 members to date. Since 2000 they have been working to promote the highest possible standards of integrity and professional competence in the business of security.

The Security Institute members are welcoming and it is a great place to take part of different events, webinars, conferences, online training, networking and access the jobs board.

If you are passionate about a certain topic, you can join a special interest group and collaborate alongside other vastly experienced professionals across the sector. Don't be intimidate if you are only starting your journey, the Institute warmly welcomes young members and those starting their careers.

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Women in International Security WIIS

Women In International Security (WIIS)

Women In International Security (WIIS) is dedicated to advancing the leadership and professional development of women in the field of international peace and security. WIIS (pronounced “wise”) sponsors leadership training, mentoring, and networking programs as well as substantive events focused on current policy problems.

WIIS also supports research projects and policy engagement initiatives on critical international security issues, including the nexus between gender and security.

For members:

  • Advance your career through the WIIS Jobs and Events Hotlines. Receive regular updates on job openings, internships, fellowships, grants, and training programs.

  • Connect with leaders in your field through the WIIS Global Network. Locate WIIS members worldwide. Join a chapter or affiliate. Receive invitations to WIIS events.

  • Elevate your professional profile by having your publications and accomplishments featured on the WIIS Global site.

  • Stay on the cutting edge of policy discussions through WIIS events, publications, and online resources.

  • Contribute to the debate by posting commentary, op-eds, and articles on the WIIS blogs.

  • Mentor future leaders in the international security field.

AllBright Digital

AllBright Digital is a professional community for like-minded women where you can expand your network, seek new opportunities, upskill and learn from industry experts. Although AllBright is not security focused, it is a great place to upskill, learn transferrable skills, boost your confidence.

The AllBright Academy features industry leaders and technical experts delivering inspirational and practical courses built to help you supercharge your career and personal development. 

Digital membership provides:

  • Access to 150+ Academy training courses

  • Advice from industry leaders and top coaches

  • Weekly curated digital events

  • Daily inspiring reads

  • Exclusive networking with smart minded women

  • Bespoke matching with other members

  • Access to curated groups

  • Tailored learning resource

Digital membership is £100 per year annual membership plan, 12-monthly basis.

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Founded in 1955, ASIS International is a global community of security practitioners, each of whom has a role in the protection of assets - people, property, and/or information.


ASIS is a global network of 34,000 members who together are driving industry standards & guidelines, specialised training, and certifications to advance security worldwide.

ASIS offer a range of education programs, publications and events to help members thrive professionally, whether you’re a young professional or an industry veteran. 

The UK Chapter runs dynamic seminars and training days throughout the year, publishes a quarterly Newsletter containing articles from some of the country's leading security practitioners and acts as a voice for the security profession, representing members' views at the highest levels.

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