Ray Bernard PhotoRay Bernard is the founder and publisher of The Security Minute.

Bernard is President and Principal Consultant for Ray Bernard Consulting Services (, a group of highly expert security management and technology consultants with outstanding track records in their fields of expertise. Bernard is a security consultant and writer who has provided pivotal direction and advice in the security and building automation industries for more than 24 years.

Bernard is also Executive Producer of the award-winning documentary film Colorblind, currently airing for its fourth year in the U.S. and Canada on PBS Television, and Co-Producer for the Emmy-nominated documentary film Voices of a Never Ending Dawn, also airing on PBS Television.

Bernard is a content faculty member of the Security Executive Council, solution provider for managing business risk that provides strategy, insight and resources to risk mitigation decision makers.

Additionally, Bernard is the Convergence Editor for Security Technology Executive magazine, for which he writes the monthly “Convergence Q&A” column as well as a highly-regarded series of articles about the Convergence of Physical Security and IT. He is a contributing author to The Encyclopedia of Security Management, Second Edition, covering various convergence topics. Bernard is the most highly published writer on the subject of organizational and technology convergence.

Why did Bernard create a new security journal, when there are already so many security publications?

Bernard explained, “Every so often we need to step back and take a minute to check our perspective, and to see if there is something more we should be doing, or maybe doing something in a better way. That’s the basic idea for The Security Minute. If we can take a minute or so on a regular basis to consider a good idea or successful action that helped another security practitioner or security stakeholder, it can help keep us from getting stale. The world moves forward pretty fast. We need to make sure that we keep moving forward as well.”

“The Security Minute is dedicated solely to that concept, and can present its security topics without the distractions that would surround it in other publications.”

Bernard is board-certified by ASIS International as a Physical Security Professional (PSP), and serves on the educational committees both the ASIS Physical Security Council and the IT Security Council. Mr. Bernard is also board-certified in Homeland Security (CHS-III) by the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI).

Bernard consults with global enterprises and critical infrastructure organizations regarding security program development, and been involved in many noteworthy projects such as international airport security systems, nuclear disarmament security system integration, sports stadium security, and multiple-tower high-rise security and building automation systems, and global enterprise security systems. In addition to his writing for Security Technology Executive magazine, Bernard writes for security, system integration, and product development trade journals including Access Control, Airport Business, Buildings, Corporate Security News, Engineered Systems, Graduating Engineer, Hi-Tech Security Solutions, Mass Transportation, Security Dealer, Security Management Practices, and Ventas de Seguridad.

Bernard is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the IEEE Computer Society, the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).