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.
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 (SIA) has identified and announced the 2019 Security Megatrends – the foundation of SIA’s signature yearly report defining the major trends and forces at play in the global security industry. Forecasting of 2019’s top 10 Security Megatrends was based on survey data generated in September and October 2018 from top security industry business leaders, association leadership and key volunteers and speakers for the next Securing New Ground (SNG) —the security industry’s executive conference— taking place Oct. 25-26 in New York City.
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 Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected Pat Comunale, a longtime contributor to the security industry and former president of global security solutions at Anixter, as the 2018 recipient of the George R. Lippert Memorial Award, an honor presented annually to a distinguished individual for long-term, selfless service to the security industry and to SIA. The award will be presented to Comunale during SIA Honors Night on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in New York City. Comunale —a retired security industry veteran and former member of the SIA Board of Directors— is the former CEO and president for Tri-Ed Distribution, an Anixter company.
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.
PSA Security Network and the Security Industry Association (SIA) announced the roster of sponsors for the inaugural Cyber:Secured Forum, to be held June 4–6 in Denver, Colorado. Cyber:Secured Forum is a two-day intensive summit designed to provide systems integrators and security practitioners with concrete steps to improve and maintain the cybersecurity of integrated solutions and physical security systems. Industry leaders will come together on June 5 for a panel discussion on what it means to be a responsible cyber partner to the integrators and end users in the industry and what manufacturers are doing to ensure their products are cyber-hardened.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) commends the signing of companion bills impacting alarm systems companies in Maryland – House Bills (HB) 645 and 1117 and their corresponding companion Senate Bills (SB) 662 and 927. In early 2018, SIA testified in support of these bills before the Maryland General Assembly, and they have since been signed into law by Gov. Larry Hogan.
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.