Count on Us. 20+ Years Experience with Multinationals and Educational Institutions.

Corporate Security Concepts, Inc. provides international security consulting services throughout the Middle East and North Africa with a wide range of security consulting services including risk/threat/vulnerability assessments, travel security, physical security design, awareness training, and crisis management planning and support.

The team at CSC has years of experience managing and designing security programs in a wide range of industries for some of the world’s leading companies. Managing Director Jim Gartner and his alliance partners have lived and worked in the Middle East themselves, giving clients access to unparalleled real-world expertise. This translates into a practical, informed perspective on the challenges faced by clients in volatile parts of the world.

Operating from offices in the United States, and with strategic alliance partners in Turkey, Greece, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, and Syria, CSC is uniquely positioned to respond to security problems and emergencies across the Middle East and North Africa. In addition, CSC has forged other key international alliances and partnerships with selected individuals and businesses that have a shared dedication to excellence.


Custom Security Briefings

Subscribe to daily travel advisory reports, custom worldwide security summaries, regional security summaries, and organization-specific reports delivered straight to your inbox or your company's distribution list. These reports aggregate the most current information from government agencies in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia and provide daily information on relevant events in the Middle East and North Africa. The Daily Travel Advisory Report includes a summary of important worldwide notices (including warden messages) and alerts to daily changes. Custom analysis for special circumstances are prepared for our clients during times of instability, organizational transition, or upon request.

Sample Daily Travel Advisory Report
Sample Country Travel Advice Report

Reports are published Monday through Friday excluding major U.S. holidays, with additional reports published in times of need.
Securing Global Universities

  • Custom Security Travel Briefings and Reports for International Travelers
  • Residential and Commercial Building Security Assessments
  • Security Awareness Orientation Briefings
  • Crisis Preparedness Planning, including Comprehensive Crisis Management and Response Plans
  • Tabletop Training

Strategic Planning

  • Risk/Threat/Vulnerability Assessments
  • Risk Management Planning and Support
  • Travel Security Programs
  • Design of Security Programs and Departments

Security Consulting

  • Security Audits
  • Physical Security Design
  • Security Awareness Training
  • Residential Security Design
  • Crisis Preparedness Planning

Global Presence

Expertise in the Middle East

  • Bahrain
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen

North Africa

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia

Other Locales

  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • South Asia

On the Ground in Asia and Europe

Map On The Ground

Our Team

James F. Gartner

Managing Director

James F. Gartner

As Managing Director of Corporate Security Concepts, Jim Gartner monitors events around the world and turns his analysis into timely, valuable, and actionable information for his clients. Gartner spent 28 years with Carnegie Mellon University, serving ten of those as its Senior Director of Global Security. Between 2006 and 2012, Gartner directed security operations from Doha, Qatar, while the University expanded its global reach.

Today, Jim is based in Pittsburgh, overseeing operations and executive functions for CSC. He is actively engaged with multinational clients, supporting them with daily intelligence reports, security consulting, and long-term strategic planning.

Member, Overseas Security Advisory Council / Past Chair, OSAC Doha Council (2007–2010)
Member, ASIS
Advisory Board Member, TechBridgeWorld

Gary Caldwell

Senior Consultant

Gary Caldwell

Based in Istanbul, Gary Caldwell is a retired Special Agent/Regional Security Officer with the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Service. He has more than 43 years of security experience with the U.S. Government and as a security consultant. His government career included assignments with the U.S. Air Force Security Police in North Dakota, Texas and Turkey and with the U.S. State Department in Lebanon, Turkey, Pakistan, Morocco, France, Saudi Arabia, the State Department and the Pentagon.

Gary was a founding partner of Garlin International and CSC. He has a B.A. in Sociology from Grove City College and M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Wayne State University. Gary remains active with the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).

Global Alliances

  • GarLin Security Consulting, Istanbul, Turkey
    Int'l security support including security and risk assessment, consulting, training, and emergency/crisis management and planning.

  • Esfor Ltd, Istanbul, Turkey
    Investigative services and support for intellectual property, due diligence, background inquiries, educational and forensic IT, and data recovery services.

  • San and Associates, Lahore, Pakistan
    Full-range security consulting services in Pakistan.

  • MTI Systems, Athens, Greece
    Investigative services firm offering specialized intelligence and security to business and financial interests. Access to a range of intelligence for Greece and Southern Cyprus.

  • NJQ and Associates, Amman, Jordan
    Law firm specializing in trademark and patent law, but also provides security support services including due diligence throughout the Middle East.

  • IRIS, Moscow, Russia
    Risk management consultancy specializing in investigations, corporate intelligence, security management, protective services, crisis management, and business support in the former Soviet Union and Eastern and Central Europe.


Contact Information

+1 412 506 3343 Office
+1 703 995 0355 Fax

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