About ICSS

Executive Summary
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What is the ICSS?
The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) is an international organisation that provides specialist advice and expertise in sport security, safety and integrity.

Since being founded by ICSS President, Mohammed Hanzab, in March 2011, the ICSS has become a leading organisation in the business of sport, signing several key agreements and working with leading major event organisers, international organisations, governments, cities, federations and associations, as well as being involved in various major international events and projects.

What is the role of the ICSS Advisory Board?
The ICSS Advisory Board is composed of internationally recognised and respected experts from the worlds of sport and security. The Advisory Board’s role includes:

• Providing strategic guidance to the President and Executive Director
• Advising the ICSS on critical issues and trends in sport security
• Providing expertise for ICSS initiatives, projects and events
• Expanding the expert network of the ICSS internationally
For more information on the ICSS Advisory Board click here

What types of organisations does the ICSS work with?
Our clients and partners include key stakeholders in the world of sport, such as event organisers, governments and bidding nations, infrastructure owners, sport associations, leagues and clubs. Just some of the organisations the ICSS has partnered with include: World Snooker (WPBSA), European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL), Deutsche Fußball Liga, Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional, Lega Pro, Qatar Olympic Committee, Olympic Committee of Portugal, Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, UNESCO, UNICEF Brazil, World Bank, Council of Europe, World Bank, European Lotteries and Foot Solidaire.

How can the ICSS assist partner organisations?
The ICSS provides assistance to its partners through sharing knowledge, developing capabilities and helping to improve security for major sporting events. We do this through training, research and tailored consultancy.

In practice, the ICSS’s assistance could range from developing and running a training program for an event security team; producing a tailored security report for a local organising committee; or developing a master security plan for a major event bid. The scope and scale of the ICSS’s initiatives depend on the requirements of our partners, and are developed in close collaboration with all key stakeholders.

For more information click here

Who has the ICSS partnered with in the past?
For more information on the ICSS’s recent initiatives and partnerships click here

How can I contact the ICSS?
Email: info@theicss.org

How can I apply for a job with the ICSS?
Any current vacancies are listed on our Careers page click here

How can I support the ICSS?
We rely on support from our partners and external funding to cover our costs, our research and to allow us to proactively address real issues in the field of sport security. We welcome support from organisations or individuals who believe in our mission and aspirations, and share our passion.

For more information about how to contact the ICSS click here



What is the Securing Sport Conference?
The Securing Sport Conference is an annual event, organised by the ICSS, which brings together the leading decision-makers, experts and practitioners in sport from around the world.

The Conference provides an important platform for sharing information and exploring best practices, as well as addressing the most pressing issues in sport today.

For more information on the next Securing Sport Conference click here

Who attends/speaks at Securing Sport?
The conference hosts some of the leading figures in international sport governance and organisation, alongside experts from across the spectrum of sport services.

For more information on the speakers for Securing Sport 2013 click here

What is the ICSS Journal? 
The ICCS Journal is a quarterly publication that fuses perceptive and timely insights with issues in sport that are affecting the sporting generations of today, and of the future.

What is the ICSS Knowledge Portal?
The Knowledge Portal is the world’s first multi-sport database of reports, best-practice and knowledge regarding sport. The Knowledge Portal combines proprietary, academic, and a selection of publicly available documents and media that together provide an essential resource for event organisers and sport practitioners.

The Knowledge Portal is also integrated with databases from major sport federations and other sport focused organisations to provide a truly global resource.

Who can access the ICSS Knowledge Portal?
Access to the Knowledge Portal is restricted to ICSS members, partners and accredited sport organisation practitioners.

To apply for access and register interest click here

How do I gain media accreditation and get press access to relevant ICSS events and media materials?
To apply for media accreditation, please contact our Communications team  click here

How can I find out about upcoming ICSS appearances and events?
For upcoming media events and opportunities, click here to email media@theicss.org

Who should I contact for press releases and interviews with the ICSS?
Please contact our Communications team click here

Where can I access / download images?
A wide range of images, video and documents for media are available in the Multimedia and Press Zone section of the website. Please click the links below for the following:

Videos on Demand
Photo Galleries
ICSS Documents

Where can I download ICSS research and reports from past ICSS events?
All publically available reports and documents are available in the Press Zone section of the website under ICSS Documents click here

Can I reuse or reproduce images from the ICSS website?
Unfortunately we are unable to grant permission for the re-use of images from the ICSS website. Accredited members of the media may request images for editorial purposes.

Please contact our Communications team click here