Don Erickson

SIA and NCS4 to Present Scott Dunn with 2019 Sports Security Innovator Award

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.

Security Industry Association Names Mark McCourt as 2018 Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year

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.

Security Industry Association Names Chris Grniet as Committee Chair of The Year for 2018

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.

Security Industry Association Announces Event For Women In The Security Industry

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.

SIA And ESA Announce Coordination On Workforce Development Strategies

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.

SIA Launches AcceleRISE, A New Event For Young Professionals In The Security Industry

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.

SIA Leads Security Industry Toward Data Privacy Awareness, Action

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 Reveals Details For Securing New Ground 2019

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 Exceeds Expectations With 23% Attendance Growth For 2018

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.

New Global Research Shows That Digital Transformation Heightens Risk Of Costly Cyberattacks

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.