GSIC is an international nonprofit devoted to working with governments, businesses and non–profits to help the world travel safe.
GSIC is focused on developing tailored approaches to optimize security resilience through:
- Tracking costs of security incidents
- Prevention strategies
- Risk mitigation tools
- Innovative problem-solving
- Recovery plans
The Global Security Innovation Council (GSIC) supports governments, businesses and non profits managing global security risks. GSIC develops and disseminates best practices tailored to cities, airports, hotels and transportation companies. GSIC’s Advisory Board will include entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, academic, military and other experts addressing anti-terrorism and conflict resolution. By promoting innovative business practices, GSIC is building greater resilience to address security challenges worldwide.
GSIC’s Innovation Model
GSICouncil Annual Conferences are changing the culture of security through innovation, collaboration and research. It is through this pioneering new model for how partnerships can be achieved that we will achieve the goal of perfect security.
Research, keynote speakers and attendees will include leaders of technology firms, government agencies, community leaders and travel and transportation sector executives from across the globe.
GSIC achieves security innovation by improving responsiveness and resilience. Our approach involves four key steps:
1. Partnerships across sectors that leverage multi-dimensional security expertise.
2. Best practices to improve concerted action of industry stakeholders.
3. Expert database to deploy a GSIC security resilience team when needed.
4. New technological solutions to help companies overcome security volatility.
Real Questions for Travel & Transportation
• Global network of business professionals, NGOs, scholars and political leaders.
• Innovative security practices through muti-stakeholder engagement.
• Improved economic opportunity through targeted advice and greater security resilience.
• Development of supporting technological platforms.
Present Security Challenges
- 2015 Global Terrorism Index reports significant increase in terrorist attacks since 2001 including both domestic and international terrorism
- Political instability negatively impacts travel patterns
- Economic challenges are exacerbated by sensationalist media coverage
The following host countries have experienced cancellation of events and property damage due to insecurity:
- 2008: Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai India
- 2009: Marriott & Ritz Carlton, Jakarta Indonesia
- 2015: Erawan Shrine attack in Bangkok Thailand
- 2016: Paris Venues and Belgium Airport Attacks