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About Ray Bernard

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Ray Bernard is a security consultant and author who has provided pivotal direction and advice in the security industry and the security profession for over 27 years. Ray is President and Principal Consultant of Ray Bernard Consulting Services (, a group of highly expert corporate, physical and IT security consultants with outstanding track records in their fields of expertise.

Ray has led many noteworthy security projects for international airports, nuclear disarmament facilities, sports stadiums, water districts, electric utilities, manufacturing plants and multiple-tower high-rise facilities.

He is also the Convergence Editor for Security Technology Executive magazine (formerly Security Technology & Design), for which he writes the monthly “Convergence Q&A” column as well as a highly-regarded articles about the Convergence of Physical Security and IT. He is a regular contributor to Security Business magazine, formerly Security Dealer & Integrator magazine, for which he pens an article series about cloud computing for physical security systems. He also writes the Real Words or Buzzwords bi-weekly article series for

Ray’s 50-article Real Words or Buzzwords series on received two prestigious 2020 Azbee Awards of Excellence in journalism: a Regional Gold Award and a National Bronze Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Ray was named as one of the IFSEC Top 50 Fire and Security Global Influencers for 2018, among 20 named to the Security Thought Leadership category.

Ray was named one of security’s Top 10 Movers and Shakers of 2006 by Security Technology & Design magazine.

Ray is a Physical Security Professional (PSP) , a designation awarded by ASIS International, of which Ray is an active member. Ray sits on the educational committees both the Physical Security Council and the IT Security Council. Ray 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).

Ray has recently authored the book, Security Technology convergence Insights, published by Elsevier and available on Amazon and elsewhere. He is a contributing author to the Encyclopedia of Security Management, Second Edition (2007), covering the topics “The Convergence of Physical Security and IT”, “Access Control Levels”, and “Authentication, Authorization and Cryptography.”

Ray is also a subject matter faculty member of the Security Executive Council.