Top Entrepreneur in Security Field spotlighted by National Magazine; Self-Employed "Secret Agent" Griffin for tips.

Columbia, MD —  Diane Griffin, President and founder of Security First & Associates, is currently spotlighted in the national publication of the National Association for the Self-Employed.

In the piece, which appears in the September/October 2008 issue of Self-Employed, Griffindiscusses her unique take on just-in-time security services, primarily geared toward small to midsize government contractors.

“I started my company in 2002 after realizing the enormous need within the governmental service arena for a company that could maintain an up-to-the-minute, in-depth knowledge of security rules and regulations and bring any given work or project up to the standards of such regulations,” Griffin says.

When asked “What’s the coolest thing about running a security firm?” Griffin responds, “I am up-to-date (up to the minute!) on so many regulations and issues in our federal government. I feel like I have an insider’s view that most people don’t have of how our government handles security. It isn’t quite as glamorous as a David Baldacci novel, but it is pretty cool to understand that side of our government.”

In the article, distributed to the organization’s more than 250,000 members, Griffin additionally touches on her unique position in the male-dominated security industry as a woman, a woman entrepreneur, and a minority.

Security First & Associates assists government entities, and companies and contractors working with these entities, in fulfilling National Industrial Security Program (NISP) requirements and in cohering with other related federal guidelines. The company’s strengths include expertise in the following categories within the security arena:  JPAS Assistance, Applicant Prescreening; Personnel Security; Program Management; Audit Control; Computer Security; Policy and Procedural Development; Emergency Planning and Background Investigations. For more information on Security First & Associates, please contact Diane Griffin at (410) 312-3597 or via e-mail at

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