About Us


 

Secure Strategies is a Massachusetts-based security consulting firm. Our mission is to provide the necessary resources to our clients and community in order to create safe and secure workplaces.

 

Secure Strategies is a vendor-neutral firm. We are not affiliated with any company that sells or installs security products or services, and we never accept referral fees or commissions for any recommendations we provide to our clients.

 

David Spector, owner and principal, has been a senior level security professional in private corporations and government agencies for more than 25 years. He brings keen insight and a practical hands-on approach to vulnerability identification and resolution.  In addition to conducting comprehensive risk assessments for a variety  of clients, he has taught hundreds of courses and seminars in security best practices, risk assessment methodology, vulnerability identification and countermeasure effectiveness, and policy and procedure development. 

 

As owner of Secure Strategies, David provides his clients a total solution to their security needs including an assessment of vulnerabilities, disaster preparedness training, policy and procedure creation and development, employee training and other remedies as needed.  

 

Prior to Secure Strategies, David was the Director of Consulting Services for Applied Risk Management, a professional security services provider to corporations and government agencies. He managed hundreds of security assessments at major public & private facilities including water treatment plants, universities, defense contractors, wastewater facilities, power plants, biopharmaceutical firms and medical facilities. His successes include the reduction of facility vulnerabilities by an average of 75%. Because of his work, corporations realized a reduced risk of terrorist attacks, burglary, workplace violence, corporate espionage, insider theft and sabotage.

 

David also worked at @stake, Inc., an internationally-recognized computer security consulting firm. As their Director of Physical Security, his role encompassed all aspects of protection for the company including the oversight, design and operation of the security program at all national and international locations. David was also the Managing Physical Security Consultant for the organization, traveling to client locations to assist with their security needs.

 

Before @stake, David held multiple positions at the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. Starting as an Environmental Investigator with the multi-jurisdictional Environmental Strike Force, he was later promoted to Deputy Director of the IT Department. While in that role he was asked to assume the additional duties of Head of Security, where he was responsible for all security issues at the AG’s office including visitor control, emergency response training, instructing classes in mail bomb identification and the management of security systems at all OAG locations across the state.

 

David is also involved with ASIS International, a professional security organization with 34,000 members worldwide. He is currently a member of the Crisis Management and Business Continuity Council.  In 2005 he was the Chairman of the Boston Chapter, an organization with more than 900 members in the Eastern Massachusetts area. He was the Vice Chairman in 2004, the Secretary in 2003 and the Communications Chairman in 2002.

 

 Individual Accomplishments / Affiliations

  •  ASIS International

    • Member, Crisis Management and Business Continuity Council, 2008 to present

    • Chapter Chairman, 2005

    • Chapter Vice Chairman, 2004

    • Chapter Secretary, 2003

    • Editor and writer of Chapter newsletter “The Security Beacon”, 2002

    • Recipient of Honorable Mention for Newsletter of the Year, 2002

    • Chairman of Communications Committee, 2002

    • Member, 1997 – present

  • Past member, Program Advisory Committee for Quinsigamond College, Worcester, MA

  • Past member, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

  • Past member, Government Center Security Working Group

  • Past member, Massachusetts County Mounted Patrol

  • Speaker at hundreds of security workshops, lectures and training events across New England

  • Guest Speaker at the 20th Annual National Wastewater Operator Trainers Conference, June 2003, “Guiding Communities in Developing Wastewater Utility Security Assessments”

  • Speaker at the ASIS International 2004 Seminar and Exhibits in New Orleans, LA, Sept 2004, “Succession Planning for ASIS Officers and Chapter Leaders"


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