The Security Industry Association (SIA) says that the decision by the city council of Portland, Ore., to ban facial recognition technology use by businesses in places of public accommodation starting January 2021 and to prohibit all city government use of facial recognition technologies are shortsighted decisions that do not consider effective and beneficial applications of facial recognition. The ordinance will impact businesses’ ability to protect workers, customers, facilities and property since it effectively targets business use of security systems.
The Security Industry Association and the Canadian Security Association have formed a coalition to urge the U.S. Congress to promptly approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the renegotiation of NAFTA. SIA, ALAS and CANASA collectively represent more than 2,500 companies with business operations located in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
The National Center for Spectator Sport Safety and Security (NCS4) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have named Scott Dunn—senior director of business development, solutions and services for Axis Communications, Inc.—as the 2019 recipient of the Sports Security Innovator Award. SIA will present Dunn with the honor at the National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition, taking place at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected Mark McCourt as the recipient of the 2018 Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award, which recognizes SIA volunteers who have made tireless efforts to expand SIA’s programs and services. SIA will present McCourt with the award at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, during ISC West. Mark McCourt, head of commercialization at Cobalt Robotics, has made valuable contributions to SIA.
The Security Industry Association has selected Chris Grniet, CPP, as the recipient of the 2018 SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award, which recognizes individuals for excellence in leading SIA committees and advancing member objectives. SIA will present Grniet with the honor at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, during ISC West. Grniet chairs the SIA New Product Showcase Committee and also serves as regional vice president of the security and technology consulting division at Guidepost Solutions.
The Security Industry Association—as part of its Women in Security Forum initiative—will host a breakfast event during ISC West featuring insights from special guest Juliette Kayyem, a national leader in America’s homeland security efforts. The SIA Women in Security Forum Breakfast @ ISC West will take place Friday, April 12, in Room 1001/1004 of the Sands Convention Center at 8:30 a.m. Learn more and RSVP.
The Electronic Security Association(ESA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) are collaborating on a joint strategy to help their members identify, recruit and retain qualified employees for a variety of professional roles within manufacturer and integrator businesses. According to the 2019 SIA Security Megatrends report and ESA Member Surveys, workforce development imperatives are consistently ranked among the highest concerns of both SIA and ESA members.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced AcceleRISE, a new conference for tomorrow’s security leaders featuring top-quality idea sharing, coaching, business skills development, networking and inspiration. AcceleRISE 2019 will be held Aug. 14-16 at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. AcceleRISE—hosted by SIA’s RISE community for young professionals and those new to the industry—will present blended learning sessions featuring a mix of keynotes, panel sessions, team building exercises, peer networking and workshops.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) is marking Data Privacy Day on Monday by continuing its efforts to help its members understand and manage the critical issue of protecting consumer data. SIA has taken a leading position on privacy issues for many years, having released its original Privacy Framework in 2010. It has become even more active recently, starting with the 2017 creation of the SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board.
Security Industry Association(SIA) has announced that the 2019 Securing New Ground (SNG) conference will be held Oct. 29-30 at the Grand Hyatt New York. Each year at SNG, the security industry’s biggest players, brightest minds and most driven entrepreneurs come together in New York City for this executive conference featuring high-quality intelligence sharing, education, analysis, and networking.
ISC East, in collaboration with Premier Sponsor the Security Industry Association (SIA), reported strong growth results at the conclusion of this year’s industry event in New York City. The International Security Conference & Exposition is the Northeast’s largest security trade show, where close to 7,500 security and public safety professionals convened this month to meet experts from over 300 leading security brands.
ESI ThoughtLab has partnered with the Wall Street Journal, the Security Industry Association and other industry coalition members to release cybersecurity analysis and benchmarks covering 1,300 companies. A comprehensive study about cybersecurity from leading research firm ESI ThoughtLab, together with research partner the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Pro Cybersecurity and a cross-industry coalition shows that digital transformation is exposing companies to higher and more costly cyber risks.
The Security Industry Association has named industry veteran Edwina (Eddie) Reynolds —president and CEO of Iluminar Inc.— as the 2018 recipient of the inaugural SIA Progress Award, an honor presented by SIA’s Women in Security Forum celebrating individuals who pave the way to success for women in the security industry. The award will be presented to Reynolds during SIA Honors Night on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in New York City. Reynolds has been the founder and CEO of multiple established CCTV lighting companies.
The ASIS Foundation, in partnership with BOMA International (BOMA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA), released groundbreaking first-of-its-kind guidance for practitioners in the security and building management fields. Intelligent Building Management Systems: Guidance for Protecting Organizations provides a framework to help decision-makers assign a risk-based criticality or impact to their building and asks relevant security questions to develop appropriate mitigation strategies. It also serves to establish a common language between the many intelligent building stakeholders.
$30,000 in RISE Scholarships Available to Help in Reaching Professional Development and Educational Goals. Applications are now being accepted for scholarships offered through the Security Industry Association (SIA) RISE program. The SIA RISE Scholarship available to SIA RISE program participants who are employees of SIA member companies or SIA student members – provides recipients with funds for professional development.
The Security Industry Association (SIA), PSA Security Network and ISC Security Events have announced the keynote speakers for the upcoming Cyber:Secured Forum – an event centered on how to improve and maintain the cybersecurity of integrated solutions and physical security systems.
Robotic Assistance Devices announced that its latest guarding solution, the Security Control and Observation Tower (SCOT™) was awarded a New Product Showcase Award from the Security Industry Association (SIA), a 2018 Secure Campus Award from Campus Security & Life Safety and a 2018 Government Security (Govie) Award from Security Today during this year’s ISC West in Las Vegas.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected James Marcella, Director, Technical Services, Axis Communications Inc., as 2017 SIA Committee Chair of the Year for his work with the SIA Education Committee. With this award, SIA honors Marcella for his work in strengthening education programming for the security industry through SIA Education. SIA Chairman Denis Hébert will present the 2017 Committee Chair of the Year Award to Marcella at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) strongly supports S. 2495, the Students, Teachers and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018, introduced by a bipartisan coalition of 25 U.S. senators led by Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. The legislation would fund school security improvements and invest in prevention programs to stop school violence before it happens.