David Hyde, M.Sc. CPC is Canada’s top independent security consultant. Over a 32-year career, David has advised major governments and corporations, secured some of Canada’s most iconic landmarks and built the security program for a $19 billion global corporation with 60 million sq ft of facility assets. David’s security advisory firm, David Hyde & Associates, has extensive experience in security consultation within the growing regulated cannabis sector across Canada and internationally.
Over the past 4.5 years in the Canadian context, David Hyde & Associates has: (1) provided security consulting services to 165+ MMPR/ACMPR license applicants; (2) attended 22 Pre-license Inspections with Health Canada and; (3) worked with 24 Licensed Producer sites. David recently became the first Associate Member of the Cannabis Canada Association and sits as the only Canadian member on the Security Committee for the Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS).
David holds a M.Sc. (w/Distinction) in Security & Risk Management from the Univ. of Leicester & Certificate in Security Management from the Univ. of Calgary. He completed The Wharton School Development Program for Security Executives and is a Certified Advanced Level C.P.T.E.D. Practitioner. He is certified to perform Threat Risk Assessments and is regularly called upon by legal counsel for expert testimony on the adequacy of facility security programs.
For the past 12 years, David has taught crime prevention and security at the University of Calgary. He is one of only 4 Canadians to have been accepted as a member of the world-renowned International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC).