GSRMA | Global Security Risk Management Alliance

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Transforming the way the world embraces enterprise security risk management.

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Security Governance: A Critical Component to Managing Security Risk

By GSRMA Admin on June 7th, 2017
Enterprise business leaders must understand and manage many kinds of risk in the course of ensuring the organization can fulfill...
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Security Metrics Thought Leadership

By GSRMA Admin on January 14th, 2017
In the December, 2016 issue of ASIS’s Security Management Magazine there is an article by Tim Williams (co-founder of GSRMA)...
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Who We Are

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There’s a par­a­digm shift afoot in the secu­ri­ty pro­fes­sion. 

We’ve seen it com­ing.  And we’re wit­ness­ing it hap­pen­ing across cyber and phys­i­cal secu­ri­ty.


  • The glob­al land­scape is chang­ing.
  • Risks are evolv­ing.  
  • Tech­nol­o­gy enables even more rapid trans­for­ma­tion.
  • Boards are tak­ing inter­est.  

Pro­gres­sive com­pa­nies rely more on secu­ri­ty lead­ers as key advis­ers on risk man­age­ment in the enter­prise.  Across cyber and phys­i­cal secu­ri­ty dis­ci­plines.

So they’re demand­ing lead­ers who thor­ough­ly know the busi­ness and indus­try in which they oper­ate.  This requires a new breed of secu­ri­ty leader, with broad­er risk frame­works.

Cre­at­ed in 2015 by real-life secu­ri­ty pio­neers, we’ve been help­ing today’s prac­ti­tion­ers embrace tomorrow’s E/SRM con­cepts.

Learn how you can get involved, too.

We are an all-vol­un­teer, mem­ber-dri­ven orga­ni­za­tion of prac­ti­tion­ers who are pas­sion­ate about advanc­ing risk man­age­ment-based prin­ci­ples across Cyber, IT, and Phys­i­cal secu­ri­ty dis­ci­plines.

Our founders have had first-hand expe­ri­ence adopt­ing risk-man­age­ment prin­ci­ples dur­ing their careers.

With that came a real­iza­tion there is a press­ing need for

  • new thought lead­er­ship and
  • more fear­less approach­es to address vital enter­prise secu­ri­ty risk top­ics.

So with a vision of a future where risk prin­ci­ples are embraced across secu­ri­ty dis­ci­plines., the Glob­al Secu­ri­ty Risk Man­age­ment  Alliance was born.

We dri­ve aware­ness, adop­tion and devel­op­ment of E/SRM meth­ods — across all indus­tries where reduc­ing risk to peo­ple and things, intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty and data, or oper­a­tions and sup­ply chains is a strate­gic pri­or­i­ty to enable the busi­ness.

How We Help

From practitioners to the boardroom, GSRMA members provide expertise, insights, advocacy, benchmarking, and best practices to individuals and teams in business and government. It's all to empower leaders to advance E/SRM principles in their professional lives and to provide a voice for E/SRM champions on issues, solutions and frameworks. Here are some of the things we are known for and could be helpful to you.

Companies & Associations

Do you want to broad­en the con­ver­sa­tion about risk-based secu­ri­ty prin­ci­ples?

Orga­ni­za­tions part­ner with us to bring the lat­est think­ing to their teams and com­mu­ni­ties — from HR and Oper­a­tions to Secu­ri­ty, Safe­ty, and Risk/Compliance, and more.

Ways in which we have helped include:

  • Train­ing sales forces on E/SRM prin­ci­ples to up-lev­el c-suite con­ver­sa­tions
  • Research indus­try trends
  • Bench­mark pro­gram effec­tive­ness


Has mit­i­gat­ing enter­prise risk become more of your Board’s con­cern?

We rec­og­nize the nuances of threats and degrees of risk appetite posed to dif­fer­ent orga­ni­za­tions  So we help Boards con­sid­er ways to enhance the effec­tive­ness of man­ag­ing risk and secu­ri­ty at the appro­pri­ate lev­el for their orga­ni­za­tions.

How we’ve helped oth­ers:

  • Inform Board mem­bers and exec­u­tives of E/SRM
  • Tie E/SRM to your strate­gic goals and the Board’s direc­tion and com­mit­ment
  • Rec­om­mend and roadmap E/SRM to be embraced in your orga­ni­za­tion

Security Practitioners & Experts

Are you keen to find sup­port to make E/SRM more wide­ly adopt­ed?

GSRMA experts can help by sup­port­ing you direct­ly and offer­ing com­mu­ni­ty groups and edu­ca­tion­al forums.  Some exam­ples include:

  • Bench­mark pro­gram effec­tive­ness
  • Roadmap E/SRM to be adopt­ed in your orga­ni­za­tion
  • Edu­cate staff & relat­ed com­mu­ni­ties on E/SRM prin­ci­ples and val­ue
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Our Board

Our Board of Directors composed of security leaders from the world’s leading companies. They provide strategic direction and business governance GSRMA.

Raymond O’Hara, CPP

EVP, International Services
AS Solution
GSRMA President & Co-founder
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Jeff Spivey, CRISC, CPP, PSP

President & Founder
Security Risk Management, Inc.
GSRMA Treasurer & Co-founder
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Dave Cullinane

TruSTAR Technolgy Founder
eBay former CISO and VP,
Global Fraud, Risk and Security
GSRMA Co-founder
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Tim L. Williams, CPP

Former Caterpillar Chief Security Officer
and Director, Information Risk and Enterprise Security
GSRMA Co-founder
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Brian J. Allen, Esq., CPP, CFE, CISM, CISSP

Chief Security Officer
Former Chief Security Officer of Time Warner
GSRMA Co-founder
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Vish Ganpati

Ayer Inc. Principal
GSRMA Co-founder
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John E. Turey, CPP

Senior Director, Enterprise Risk & Security Management
TE Connectivity
GSRMA Co-founder
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Nicole A. Watson

Vice President, Strategy
Bloom Consulting Group, Inc.
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