Don Erickson

New Research Reveals Intelligent Building Security Risks And Mitigation Strategies

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.

SIA Announces RISE Scholarship Opportunity For Young Security Professionals

$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.

Keynote Speakers Announced For Cyber:Secured Forum

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 SCOT Solution Honored With Awards At ISC West

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.

SIA Names James Marcella As SIA Committee Chair Of The Year

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.

SIA Supports Senate’s STOP School Violence Act

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.