It’s never been more important to safeguard Americans at home and abroad.

The Security Foundation has an unwavering commitment to keeping U.S. citizens and interests protected and secure wherever they go. At the intersection of public and private institutions, our impartial approach is the crucial connection between organizations with a mission to drive impact in the security space and those nonprofit organizations built to do just that.

We’re paving the way for unbiased collaboration and unmatched cooperation for a safer, more secure and more connected world.

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2024 DSAC Annual Meeting & TSF Reception


The DSAC Annual Meeting, DSAC’s largest annual event, includes guests from the public and private sectors, panels, networking and the DSAC Distinguished Achievement Awards. The Senior Leadership Exchange (SLX) immediately following the Annual DSAC meeting connects CSOs with FBI and DHS personnel and other government representatives. The much anticipated TSF Reception includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres and follows the SLX.

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13th Annual TSF Dinner


The premier networking event for the global security community, the annual TSF Dinner celebrates OSAC and the leaders of the public-private partnership with the OSAC Distinguished Achievement Awards, a noted keynote speaker, VIP reception for leadership sponsors, a gala dinner and more.


Support U.S. Citizens and Interests


The U.S. Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) connects private-sector security professionals with the Diplomatic Security Service through ongoing risk awareness and crisis support, analysis and benchmarking, threat mitigation and management training and by building trusted networks of support.

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The Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC), a strategic partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security and U.S. private industry, enhances communication and the timely exchange of security and intelligence information to strengthen U.S. national and economic security.


TSF recognizes the important work of the many small, U.S. nonprofits supporting the security community by sponsoring a grants program and through donor-directed funding.


Diversity, Equity
and Inclusion

TSF is committed to promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) throughout the security industry to grow leadership diversity and foster representation to produce a more well-rounded and authentic reflection of the communities we safeguard. By increasing access, impact, engagement and retention of underrepresented groups, we can create a sustainable, more diverse workforce and leadership.



The Security Foundation Impact

TSF funds security programming by OSAC, DSAC and other public-private partnerships, supports U.S. security nonprofits and creates new initiatives to strengthen and expand the security industry. Because of your generosity, thousands of security professionals may better serve the communities in their care and better secure U.S. citizens and interests at home and abroad.


TSF Funded Programs Since 2011

$9 Million+

Raised Since 2011


Organizations Supporting TSF


TSF Program Initiatives Since 2011


TSF Updates

April 17, 2024

DEI Spotlight: Girl Security

The security profession, public and private, is slowly changing from mostly male and white to a more diverse reflection of the communities it serves. At…
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April 3, 2024

My Security Journey: Karen Frank, Managing Director and Head of Firm Security Services, KPMG

Karen Frank’s path to her current role as Managing Director and Head of Firm Security Services at KPMG is lined with nearly 25 years of opportunities,…
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April 11, 2024

Carly Coaty, TSF Director of Programs, Earns Cornell University DEI Certification

Carly Coaty, Director of Programs for The Security Foundation (TSF), recently completed Cornell University’s DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) certification. This four-course, online program includes…

January 26, 2024

Dave Komendat Becomes TSF Board President

On January 1, 2024, Dave Komendat became President of The Security Foundation. A TSF Board member since 2015, Dave is highly respected in the security…

January 10, 2024

Q&A With Dave Komendat & Rich Davis on TSF, Today & Tomorrow

On January 1, 2024, Dave Komendat became President of The Security Foundation Board of Directors. He succeeds Rich Davis who completed two highly impactful terms…

February 21, 2024

DEI Spotlight: International Organization of Black Security Executives

The Security Foundation is proud to feature organizations within the security profession making a difference in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) awareness, recruitment and retention…

January 8, 2024

TSF Board Achieves 50% Diversity

On January 1, 2024, with the new Board of Directors slate for The Security Foundation (TSF), TSF has achieved 50% diversity among its Board members…

January 11, 2024

Siobhan Clune Named TSF Associate Executive Director

Siobhan Clune, TSF Director of Development since fall 2021, has been named The Security Foundation’s Associate Executive Director, effective immediately. This new position and well-deserved…

December 27, 2023

Board of Directors: Welcome and Farewell  

The Security Foundation (TSF) Board of Directors is well known across the security community for attracting the industry’s best and brightest leaders. On January 1,…

September 21, 2023

TSF DEI Journey Map

The Security Foundation (TSF) has been focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as part of its strategic plan. Creating a DEI Journey Map recently…
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February 27, 2023

Domestic Security Partnership Merges with the International Security Foundation

The Board of Directors of the Domestic Security Partnership (DSP) and the International Security Foundation (ISF) approved a merger agreement on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.…

January 22, 2024

Press Release: The Security Foundation Rebrand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   Contact: Sarah Achenbach, The Security Foundation Phone: 443-744-0725 [email protected]   INTERNATIONAL SECURITY FOUNDATION REBRANDS…

December 1, 2023

Rich Davis Honored with George P. Shultz Award

Rich Davis, The Security Foundation (TSF) President for the past six years, is the 2023 recipient of the prestigious George P. Shultz Award for Excellence…

February 21, 2024

My Security Journey: Bobby Louissaint, Head of Technical Partnership Engagement, Meta

Bobby Louissaint is a noted thought leader in how security can better harness technical solution delivery. Today, he’s helping to lead Meta’s technical strategies for…

December 1, 2023

12th Annual TSF Dinner Recap 

The 12th Annual TSF Dinner Celebrating the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) on November 15, 2023 lived up to its reputation as one of the…

July 23, 2023

Sue Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Keynote Speaker for 2023 TSF Dinner   

We’re delighted to announce that the Honorable Sue Gordon, 30-Year National Security Leader, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI), will be the keynote…

May 31, 2023

First-Ever TSF-Sponsored Domestic Security Reception

With the merger of the former Domestic Security Partnership in February 2023, The Security Foundation (TSF) sponsored the Domestic Security Reception following the 2023 Domestic…

May 30, 2023

2023 OSAC Topical Forum Focuses on Comprehensive Crisis Management

The ISF sponsored OSAC’s return to an in-person Topical Forum on May 9 and 10, 2023 at the U.S. Department of State. The well-attended program,…