Severin Sorensen, CPP is a serial entrepreneur, executive coach, and M&A advisor on the physical security markets. Severin is President & CEO of Sikurity LLC, with 25+ years senior-level executive management consulting experience in physical security. Sorensen is founder of the LinkedIn CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) Group with over 3,500+ members; he advises security industry thought leaders on emerging trends in security, advanced video surveillance, perimeter protection technologies, and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). Sorensen is Past Academic Program Advisor, ASIS Assets Protection Course I – Concepts and Methods (2008-2010); Past Chairman, Physical Security Council (2006-07), and member of the ASIS Physical Security Council, International Subcommittee. From July 2005 to March 2007, Sorensen was VP, Business and Applications Development, for Westec Interactive Security. From 1994 to July 2005, he was President/CEO of Sparta Consulting Corporation, a security consulting, security systems integration, and remote video monitoring solutions; and Program Manager of HUD’s Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) initiative from 1994-2002. Sorensen also served in the White House (1992-93) as a Special Assistant to the President and Regional Liaison, Bureau of State and Local Affairs, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Sorensen has consulted commercial industry, state and local governments, the US Government, Organization of American States, the World Bank, and other international bodies. He earned the Certified Protection Professional (CPP), the M.Phil. Degree in Economics (International Political Economy) from King’s College, Cambridge University, England (1988), and B.S. degrees with honors in Economics and Political Science at the University of Utah (1986).
Specialties: Subject matter expert in Physical Security, and the security of critical assets including people, processes, and assets. Primary focus has been on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design or CPTED, and wide area surveillance programs involving sensor based monitoring including IP and CCTV video.
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