Ray Bernard is a security consultant and author who has provided pivotal direction and advice in business security for over 30 years. Starting from a strong computer background in cyber-physical systems and industrial automation controls, Ray entered the world of physical security to engage in corporate security program development, because that’s where physical security system requirements originate. He has led many noteworthy physical security systems projects for international airports, nuclear missile facility disarmament, sports stadiums, water districts, electric utilities, manufacturing plants and multiple-tower high-rise facilities.
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 writes from his experience in security systems deployment. He is the Convergence Editor for Security Technology Executive magazine and writes their highly-regarded “Convergence Q&A” column. He is a regular contributor to Security Business magazine (formerly Security Dealer & Integrator), providing articles that help bridge the gap between the state of design and deployment for physical security industry technology and the current state of practice in the IT world. He also writes the award-winning “Real Words or Buzzwords” article series for SecurityInfoWatch.com. He is also the author of the book Security Technology Convergence Insights.