Derek Porter is an advocate for Safety, Security and Veteran Causes.

Derek is considered by The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), and the leading Cannabis Consulting Firms to be a subject matter expert on cannabis security. Derek sits on the Regulatory & Compliance Committee for the NCIA and has consulted for hundreds of cannabis licensees internationally. Derek is also on the Board of Directors for Helix TCS, Inc, the largest ancillary cannabis service provide in the industry.

His company My Security Firm LLC specializes in Security Consulting, Management and Protective Services, as well as legitimizing Security Professionals through his company’s certifying process. He further promotes Best Practices within the industry through consultation and encouraging security professionals to seek further education and training.

Derek is the Co-Founder and COO of the War Writers’ Campaign, Inc; a veteran nonprofit. The company mission is to to promote social change surrounding veteran’s issues through written awareness. The company vision aims to maintain a long-term and historic platform that facilitates the consolidated efforts of service members and veterans to promote mental therapy through the literary word. Its continued purpose of affecting advocacy and assistance will shape and direct the programs of best in class veterans organizations for years to come.

Derek has worked on multiple levels of the security industry both in the military, as a former F.A.S.T. Marine (Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team), and as a private contractor for private military’s operating both CONUS and OCONUS. Derek has over 390 consolidated days in Red Zones (War Zones) and has been decorated with various awards, such as: The Navy, Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device (V) for bravery under fire. He has protected precious assets ranging from nuclear assets to the Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq. Derek has years of consulting experience with several executive protection firms. His specialty is assessing safety and security concerns of persons or an organization and diagnosing other security deficiencies unknown to the client.

Master of Science- Security Management
(University of Denver)

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