Founded in 2000, 1st Academy of Security Science Education and Training Pvt Ltd (1st ASSET) that was set up to provide professional training and consultancy to the protection industry. It started publishing India’s most popular security magazine, SECURITY TODAY in 2004.
The management team led by Mr. GB Singh comprises of professionals having more than three decades of solid industry experience behind them. Mr. Singh has the distinction of being the Founder President of the Asian Professional Security Association from 1989 till 2005. He sits on the board of the Private Security Industry Committee Committee of FICCI. He is a member of ASIS International (USA) and a former Chair the Indian Chapter 207. He has been involved with professional training and certification programs, seminars and exhibitions related to the security industry in India and overseas. He has spoken and continues to speak at security events in India and abroad.
In 2008, 1st ASSET was adjudged the ‘Best Service Provider’ jointly by CISF (Ministry of Home Affairs) and ITPO (Ministry of Commerce), Government of India.
In November 2017, SECURITY TODAY was adjudged as the ‘Best Security Industry Publication’ at the IISSM Excellence Awards during its Global Conclave. The Award was conferred by the Honb’ble Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India.
1st ASSET publishes two of India’s largest circulated, the most reputed, and the best read monthly protection industry magazines – SECURITY TODAY & SECURITY UPDATE.
SECURITY TODAY is a premium monthly B2C print and digital magazine that was first published in October 2004. Since then it has emerged to be India’s largest circulated and the best read professional monthly magazine dedicated to the safety and security sector. SECURITY TODAY aims to bridge the gap between the end users and buyers of security equipment and services by sharing knowledge and information. It’s target audience includes over 40K CSOs, CISOs, Business Leaders, End Users, Facility Managers, Homeland Security & Defence Personnel, Law Enforcement and Emergency Response Officers, IT Security Practitioners, Consultants and other Security Professionals.
The Editorial Advisory Board is composed of renowned experts from India and overseas, and is Chaired by Mr. G.K. Pillai, IAS, the former Union Home Secretary, Government of India and Co-Chaired by Mr. Rajan Luthra, Head-Special Projects, Chairman’s Office – Reliance Industries.
SECURITY UPDATE is a monthly industry led B2B channel publication printed in a tabloid format that was first published in January 2011. It focuses on imparting education and sharing information on protection technologies, systems, products, and solutions relating to all aspects of security, emergency response and fire safety industry. It covers technical aspects, best practices, case studies, installation tips, and more on technologcal aspects of the protection industry and reaches out to a database of over 25K Manufacturers, Distributors, Resellers/Dealers/Reps, Installers, Consultants / Specifiers, and Systems Integrators every month.
1st ASSET also organises top events – The SECURITY TODAY Knowledge Summit (#STKS) & Top Indian Women Influencers in Security (#TIWIIS) which have become the premium and the most respected security industry events.