March 8, 1969 is the official birthday for SOS Security. It was 50 years ago that SOS Security was founded. To me, an anniversary is more than a milestone. It’s a chance to look back and celebrate the accomplishment and anticipate the future.

50 years is significant. It is hard not to reflect on all that has happened in the world over the years. Perhaps most significant, our anniversary offers us a chance to humbly reflect on the magnitude and impact of SOS Security’s work within the industry nationally, and quite literally the world, since we began.

And our legacy continues. We set out to create a team of the best people who share pride in our company and our core values, because we knew that was crucial to providing high-quality services and building a first-class security company. And for SOS Security and our subsidiaries, AS Solution and First Security Services, our opportunity to define the future of professional security services to safeguard and protect our clients has never been greater. 

The mission and principles we established in the beginning are still very much alive. We are making real contributions to interesting and important clients and industry partners. We continue looking for talented people who are driven by the highest standards. And we continue to dedicate ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in all that we do.

SOS Security is no longer a small-company – with perseverance and some good fortune we have grown to an organization of more than 12,000, and we’re still growing!  Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of this journey is that I get to work with my two sons at a company that I call “family.”

Thank you for contributing to this great legacy and for helping SOS Security define the future of security services.



Edward B. Silverman, CPP
Chairman – CEO



About Author: Edward B. Silverman

Mr. Silverman is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SOS Security LLC, where he oversees the company’s strategic vision and growth through unique service offerings and strong client partnerships. CEO since 1972, he has led the company’s transformation from a startup into a leading global security services provider, and fifth largest provider of security personnel in the United States. He attended the University of Maryland, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and received his Polygraph Examiner certification from the Backster School of Lie Detection in 1973. He is a licensed Private Investigator, a Certified Institutional Protection Manager (CIPM), and has been a CPP, Certified Protection Professional, since 1986. A member of ASIS International since 1972, Mr. Silverman is an active voice in the security industry. He serves on the International Security Foundation (ISF) Steering Committee, and is a member of the Overseas Security Advisory Committee (OSAC), which is established under the authority of the U.S. Department of State. He is also a member of the International Security Management Association (ISMA), the World President’s Organization (WPO) and the National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS). Previously, Mr. Silverman served as Chapter Chairman of New Jersey's Young President Organization (YPO). He is an honorary member of the Association of Former Agents of the Secret Service, an honor bestowed on him for his continued service, commitment and advocacy.