Diane Griffin is the Founder & CEO of Security First & Associates, and has over 20 years of experience in Defense and Intelligence communities, where she held progressive Security leadership and management roles with small to large defense contractors.
In her consulting practice, Diane has teamed with other consultants to provide security support to small and midsize defense contractors. Besides the duties of a security consultant, Diane, is also a credentialed Background Investigator, assisting various contractors with background investigations.
Diane is also, an active member in several security organizations, past and present, i.e. ASIS, ISWIG, ISAC, ACBI. She is the Past Chairperson of NCMS Chesapeake Bay Chapter 26, under her leadership, Chapter 26 thrived: membership tripled, the chapter’s revenue more than doubled and the chapter has earned the prestigious “Chapter of Excellence” award each year. She has been an active member with NCMS since 1986 and has held numerous roles within the various chapters. Ms. Griffin is also a member of the Security Consultant industry Group, which is a subcommittee under the Government and Industry JPAS Team. She has served as the Vice President for the Association Certified Background Investigation, as well as currently holding the position of OPM- NBIB Liaison.
Diane has written security articles and is a self-published Author of several eBooks. One of eBooks relate to the legal ramifications associated with Teens texting and driving, and how to protect your teens when visiting social media sites and Security Clearance questions you are afraid to ask.
Diane is very active with community services organizations who give back to our community through programs of positive impact for all; i.e. Secure a Call, who provides donated cell phones to women of domestic violence and the organization Make a Change- Bags & Bears program, by providing donated book bags, luggage and teddy bears to children in the foster care system. And, House of Ruth – that help women, children and families to learn skills that will help them to live independently so that they can eliminate homelessness and abuse from their lives.
Diane received her B.S. degree in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University and a MIM from Univ. of Phoenix.
Diane considers it a privilege to be involved with the various security groups and she hopes to continue to be a partner and contributor in helping to shape and improve national security policy and direction.
Diane currently resides in the Washington DC metro area.