The IOBSE is dedicated to providing quality security and management focused educational programs. These programs are designed to serve members at all career levels from students to practitioners to senior executives.


The International Organization of Black Security Executives(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.

Developing Future Leaders for Tomorrow's Challenges

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.

Position Statement

The leading organization for minority security professionals.

Vision Statement

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