About Us


Established in 2000, 1st Academy of Security Science Education & Training Pvt Ltd is an award-winning 9001-2015 certified organisation that has pioneered technical security training in India. It has four operational arms.


It’s Media arm publishes India’s leading security magazines, SECURITY TODAY and SECURITY Update, apart from publishing and transmitting weekly newsletters. All centred around spreading security knowledge.


It’s Training arm imparts bespoke security training programs for corporates and government and vocational courses for technical security personnel.


It’s Consulting arm offers an extensive range of security related consultancy services ranging from scope development, site surveys, risk analysis and physical security system design to tender preparation and evaluation.


It’s Events arm organises the industry’s leading conferences on security, loss prevention and life safety. The SECURITY TODAY Knowledge Summit (STKS) and the SECURITY UPDATE Business Summit (SUBS). STKS is oriented towards security professionals and end users while SUBS seeks participation from the the protection industry supply chain.


SECURITY TODAY Knowledge Summit (STKS)

Since 2006, SECURITY TODAY Knowledge Summit has been the premium security conference for security professionals and end users in the Indian subcontinent. This annual flagship event is tailored specifically to help security practitioners gain insights, seek answers and find practical solutions to their current security, fire and life safety challenges that can be applied to real life situations, the moment they return back to their desks. This can only be achieved through continuing education and networking with experts and peers who come and share their knowledge and experiences at the summit every year.



With ever evolving threats, managing risks is getting to be technical and complex. The objective of the Knowledge Summit is to gather industry Gurus and Security Practitioners under one roof to discuss and debate on subjects that are current and remain relevant to responsibilities of risk and security managers.


The Agenda

The STKS has gained an enviable reputation in India for crafting and delivering a high-quality agenda which is relevant to the current professional needs of End Users that is driven and conducted by renowned industry experts from India and abroad. The objective of the event is to deliver the latest knowledge on protection technologies and best practices.


Who should attend

We seek and encourage participation of only end-user business leaders and decision-makers such as the CSOs, CISOs, CROs, CHROs, CFOs, CTOs, HR /Admin Heads and other C-Suite Executives concerned with Security & Safety. Our past events have enjoyed the participation, patronage & support of associations, institutions, and governments such as Government of Karnataka, ASIS International, OSAC, IISSM, CII and the Indian Police Foundation among others. Attendance to the event is FREE and by invitation only.


STKS 2018 Steering Committee

STKS Steering Committee comprising of senior security practitioners and leaders who guide the organisers to ensure the success of the event. This committee is chaired by Mr. Gopal K Pillai, IAS the former Union Home Secretary of India who also Chairs the Editorial Advisory Board of SECURITY TODAY.


We encourage participation from all CSOs, CISOs, CROs, professional security and safety managers, end users, government representatives, police, paramilitary and defence personnel. Attendance at the summit is not charged and is by invitation only.