The original concept founded by Bob Bryant with the Bryant Group in the 1970’s, transformed in 1994 to become The WORLD INSTITUTE for SECURITY ENHANCEMENT (WISE).
For 35 Years the World Institute for Security Enhancement (WISE) has quietly provided training and consultation services to government agencies, the military, state and local law enforcement, the commercial security industry and institutes of higher learning.
But in 2019 WISE restructured to meet the new challenges we face in the international and domestic security environment, especially since the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11th, 2011. And with a renewed focus and a special emphasis on International and Homeland Security, the institute today provides training and consultation/advisory programs and services to private industry, government agencies and international non-governmental organizations.
To support those programs WISE vetted and recruited an internationally respected faculty, and with this new cadre of program managers, instructors, subject matter experts & consultants, WISE also formed an Academic Advisory Council that provides guidance and oversite of WISE programs.
Members of this Council include individuals with a wide range of academic, technical, and practical experience in the areas of; Training, Consulting, Design, Analysis, Operations, Research, Management and Implementation of Homeland Security and Life Safety programs.
Council members also provide research & development and serve as a “Think Tank” with areas of concentration including; Threat Assessment, Risk Analysis, Contingency Planning, Incident Management, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Homeland Security, Telecommunications and Information Technologies
These new programs include;
- Domestic Dignitary & Executive Protection Training Programs for Law Enforcement and the Private Security Industry.
- International Diplomatic Protection Training and Assistance Programs (In Support of Democracy through Security).
- Terrorism Awareness and Counter-Terrorism Programs.
- Domestic Commercial Security and Investigations
- Electronic and Technical Surveillance, Cyber Security
- Business Continuity & Incident Management
The WISE Academic Advisory Council and instructors have turned our attention to standardization of training programs redesigning, updating and accrediting training, consulting and assistance programs. As a result, WISE has established one of the highest sets of training and consulting standards of any private institute in the United States or Internationally.
WISE is listed on the approved ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel. ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), is a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). Regionally, ANAB is also a member of the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) and the InterAmerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).