Shahid Sharif, MSc, CPP, PSP
Principal Security Consultant at Resilient Management Solutions Inc. RMS was founded in 2013 as a consulting firm, specializing in business continuity, emergency management and security.
Shahid has over 16 years of experience and training in these areas. He has his Master of Science (MSc) in Business Continuity, Security and Emergency Management.
Shahid currently works for the City of Toronto (4th largest city in North America and 6th largest government in Canada) as a Senior Project Manager of security systems. He conducts and manages threat and risk assessments of city assets and recommends mitigation measures. This detailed process includes, security assessments, CPTED surveys, lighting assessments, and operational audits. The end product is generally a security assessment and a capital project synopsis for a particular facility or an entire department. A budgetary estimate is submitted to the division head leading to a year or multi-year project.
Previously he gained valuable experience in operational security while leading the security mobile and operations team in the east district of city parks.
His emergency experience includes:
- 1999 snow storm
- 2003 Northeast Blackout
- SARS outbreak of 2003
- H1N1 flu clinics
- G8/G20 protests
- Several labour disruptions
On the education and professional knowledge front, Shahid has always kept himself updated with the latest technology, trends, and project specific or general industry certifications. Some of his educational and industry knowledge accomplishments are listed below:
CPP (Certified Protection Professional) Designation
PSP (Physical Security Professional) Designation
CSPM (Certified Security Project Management) course training
CPO (Certified Protection Officer) Designation
CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) Level 1&2 Certfication
C-Cure 800/8000 System Installer/Maintainer with iStar Certification
Intellex & Network Client Certification
DSC Sur-Gard System III Virtual Receiver Training Certificate
DSC T-Link IP Network Communicator-PRD S ID 120 O Certificate
DSC Power Series Control Panel Programming PRD S ID 106 O Certificate
City of Toronto Corporate Security use of force training
Managing Contracts Effectively training certificate (SPM Ltd)
City of Toronto RFQ and RFP training
DSC basic programming training
PMP on line training
Standard First Aid and CPR with D-Fib certification
Shahid has a BA in English Literature, a diploma in electronics technician, a diploma in industrial and residential electrician, and LLB level courses in Law subjects.
Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
Physical Security Professional (PSP)
City Manager’s award in innovation (2013)
Security Technology Practitioner award (2013 Nominee)
Security Director News – Top 20 Under 40 (2014 Nominee)
- ASIS International
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)