Position Statement

The leading organization for minority security professionals.

Mission Statement

Impart professional resources to aid in the integration of security management into business operations.
Provide education and training to keep practitioners and students abreast of current trends in security operations and technology.
Assist in professional networking in order to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas, knowledge and experience.

Vision Statement

Developing future industry leaders for tomorrow’s domestic and global security challenges.


The International Organization of Black Security Executive (IOBSE) is a non-profit organization. The IOBSE was founded in 1982 by six black men who were attending the American Society for Industrial Security (now ASIS International) conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The founders are shown below:

From left to right: Berele S. Brereton, Curtis Hayes, George Logan, Marshall Thomas, Oliver Wainwright.
Not shown: Stonewall Scott