Who We Are

The San Diego Industrial Security Awareness Council (SDISAC) is an informal (non-profit) association of defense contractors, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Defense Security Service (DSS), the Office of Special Investigations and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The San Diego ISAC was formed in early 1990 to promote security awareness in the defense industry by focusing the collective energy and resources of industry and government in Southern California.


Coordinate and host seminars, mini-seminars and resources to provide the most comprehensive and relevant security topics and training to the contractor community. 


  • To assist security professionals and newly appointed Facility Security Officers with compliance of all rules and regulations of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and government regulations as stipulated on the DD254s and security classification guides provided for each classified contract. Facilitate protection of classified and sensitive information through training, security awareness and dissemination of materials and other security-related information to more effectively manage industrial security.

  • To increase the awareness of and vigilance amongst defense contractors against potential security and cyber threats through the application of best security practices.

  • Promote awareness of Counter Intelligence (CI) concerns associated with foreign visitors, joint ventures and research which can often be mitigated with some simple and cost-effective security countermeasures.

  • To enhance the realization of company managers and employees that sound security practices are essential to contracts, profits, jobs and the national security of the United States.