EICSM, whose members are Corporate Security Managers from multi-national enterprises, registered in those countries which are full members of the Council of Europe, has the following objectives:

  • To encourage and promote the voluntary exchange, amongst the members, of information, experiences, ideas and knowledge about methods, processes and techniques relating to the profession of business security.
  • To promote, as a representative and centralised body, the collection, co-ordination and distribution of data, ideas, knowledge, methods and techniques.
  • To improve the efficiency, knowledge and skills of the members through appropriate programmes, forums and collaboration with other related organisations.

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Philosophy and History

EICSM was founded in 1990, as the European Business Security Association (EBSA), by a small group of like minded Corporate Security Managers representing major European and global corporations, with the intention of creating a pan European network of corporate security professionals, with cross industry sector representation, to exchange information and experiences on a mutually beneficial and full trust confidential basis.

 The original organisation numbered 10 members. Membership was then and is now by invitation only, to ensure that advantage is taken of strong member relationships, allowing members to operate in an enduring environment of trust in fellow members.

This results in frank exchanges, confidence in information received and the belief that the organisation and members will prosper, because they are confident that their colleague members are all determined that the group will benefit from mutual relationships, which exclude competition and marketing influences.

In 2005 EBSA metamorphosed into EICSM and the scope of activities expanded to include:

  • The improvement of the efficiency, knowledge and skills of the members through appropriate training programmes, forums and formal collaborations with other related organisations.
  • The creation of a centre of competence and excellence to provide expert opinion and advice to industry leaders and appropriate government representatives on security issues, with a direct impact on commerce.

The current membership has a ceiling of 40 members, representing as many industry sectors and as many national identities as possible.