January 22 2024

Press Release: The Security Foundation Rebrand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  

Contact: Sarah Achenbach, The Security Foundation
Phone: 443-744-0725
[email protected]



Reflects Global Recognition as Trusted Nonprofit Convener of Public-Private Partnerships

(Washington, D.C., January 22, 2024): The Security Foundation (TSF), a 501(c)(3) organization enabling a more secure future for U.S. interests and citizens around the world, has rebranded from the International Security Foundation.

Founded in 2011, TSF was born from the vision of private-sector members of the U.S. Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC). For nearly a decade, we supported OSAC events and programs. As need grew, so, too did TSF’s impact. In February 2023, TSF merged with the former Domestic Security Partnership to fund programs for  the Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC) and the domestic public-private partnership between the FBI, DHS and the private sector.

TSF supports U.S. organizations and citizens’ fundamental right to feel secure whether working or traveling at home or abroad. To date, we’ve funded 448 programs and initiatives and partnered with 600+ U.S corporations. Our diverse Board of Directors represents the nation’s top security experts, led by Dave Komendat, TSF Board President and retired chief security officer for The Boeing Company.

Our impartial approach acts as the crucial connection point between public and private organizations. We are expanding our commitment to education through security information exchange programs, symposia and networking programs, broadening our fundraising role and developing new initiatives.

In April 2023, we convened and hosted the first-ever Joint DEI Summit for leading security organizations: ASIS, DSAC, ISMA, OSAC and TSF. We continue to spearhead the ongoing initiatives from this collaborative group, called the DEI Summit Group, to address needed DEI recruiting efforts in security.

“Becoming The Security Foundation is much more than a name change or new logo,” says Peggy O’Neill, TSF Executive Director since 2013. “This is an important evolution in our trusted approach of unbiased collaboration and unmatched cooperation. As TSF, we can deploy more strategically our purposeful investments, education-first mindset and future-focused vision to better enable a safer, more secure, more connected world for U.S. citizens and interests at home and abroad.”

At the intersection of public and private institutions, The Security Foundation is continuing to fuel our unwavering commitment to supporting U.S. interests and citizens around the world today, tomorrow and far into the future.


For more information, please contact Sarah Achenbach, TSF Director of Communications, at 443-744-0725 or [email protected].