|"The Standard Security Corporation (SSC) provides security and law enforcement to cities and corporations worldwide. After a brief training course, SSC guards are ready for deployment anywhere, anytime."|
|- Deus Ex: Invisible War description|
The Standard Security Corporation (SSC) is a private security company that was created after the Collapse.
It was created by Vera Maxwell after 2052, on the advice of her mother Stephanie Maxwell, a member of X-51. The key factor was her mother's complaint about not having any militia during Majestic 12's attack on Vandenberg.
They can be hired by anyone at anytime, no matter the person's record; this also applies to their hiring policies. SSC forces make up the backbone of police forces in many cities, and usually have their own offices that deal with issues that pre-Collapse police would deal with (such as reporting crimes). In many ways, the SSC fits with the Illuminati's plans to centralize everything, although it is unknown if this is a coincidence or not.
The SSC's operation appears similar to that of private military companies in 2027. Some of their equipment, namely their helmets, resembles that of MJ12 troopers.
The public view of SSC in 2072 seems to be negative, as the soldiers' training seem to be limited, especially compared to other militias and factions, adding to SSC troops feeling as though they are "rent-a-cops".
Like all humanoid enemies, SSC Troops are given a grenade (either a Concussion or EMP) and will throw it at the start of a battle. While effective against unarmored Knights Templar soldiers, they will be torn to shreds if they try to fight a Paladin or an Illuminati Elite Trooper.
- The only time have you have to engage SSC troops is at Mako Ballistics. Other SSC troops will be friendly until you either attack either them or something they are protecting.