Recruiting and Retaining Great Security Talent: Challenges, Creative Strategies and Solutions
8:45am – 9:40am: David Spector, CPP (Panelist)
David Spector, CPP, has been a physical security and emergency preparedness professional for more than 35 years. As the owner of Secure Strategies, a security consulting firm that advises clients on risk reduction, he provides expertise on strengthening his client’s security posture through extensive vulnerability assessments, countermeasure recommendations, employee training, and policy development to corporations, houses of worship, and non-profits.
At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, a federally funded research and development center, David was a member of the Security Department’s Sr. Leadership Team and was instrumental in leading the effort to develop a new strategic vision and organizational restructure for the department. He also provided expertise and guidance for all security issues including active shooter, bomb threats, chemical releases, suspicious packages, emergency evacuations, workplace violence, and more.
As Head of Security for the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, David was responsible for all security issues at the state’s top law enforcement office at all locations across the state.
A long-time member of ASIS International, David was the Chapter Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary of the 900-member Boston Chapter, and was honored to be named the recipient of the Joseph E. Ewers Award for Distinguished Service in 2007 and 2017. He is currently a member of the ASIS Crisis Management and Business Continuity Community.
David is a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), the FBI’s Infragard program, and a graduate of the FBI Citizen's Academy. His extensive experience includes physical security protection of corporations, government agencies, and public infrastructure systems, as well as Project Manager of hundreds of security risk assessments that successfully identified vulnerabilities and their security countermeasures.