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Security Industry Association Strengthens Identity Expertise through Addition of IdTA Members

he Security Industry Association and the Identification Technology Association announced that leading IdTA members will become members of SIA and guide a new SIA Identity and Biometric Technology Advisory Board. IdTA will dissolve its operations and work with SIA’s leadership to recruit additional biometric and identity solution businesses as SIA members. Effective January 1, 2021, CLEAR, Leidos, and SAIC will become SIA members while other current IdTA members IDEMIA and NEC will continue their active membership within SIA.

SIA and ASIS International to Hold Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Event for Security Industry

ASIS International and the Security Industry Association have announced a partnership to produce an event designed to help security organizations and businesses around the world develop and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) strategies. The free virtual event, titled Global DE&I Strategy: Policy and Practices that Produce Positive Business Outcomes, will be held 10 December 2020, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET.

Extensive New Poll Finds Most Americans Support Facial Recognition

The survey of 1,000 adults found that most Americans support the use of facial recognition across a wide range of applications. Commissioned by the Security Industry Association (SIA), the survey found that while a solid majority of Americans approve of facial recognition technology generally and 68% say it can make society safer, support rises significantly when it comes to specific public and private sector applications

Security Industry Association Says Portland, Ore., Facial Recognition Bans Are Shortsighted

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.

UVeye to Unveil New Vehicle “Fingerprint” System for Security Industry

UVeye is introducing technology that can create a virtual “fingerprint” for any vehicle after a UVeye underbody scan. The company will host a free SIA webinar on “How to Fingerprint Vehicles Using Computer Vision” at 12:00 p.m. EDT. The company’s CEO Amir Hever and Chief Marketing Officer Yaron Saghiv plan to discuss how computer-learning and artificial-intelligence technology can be used to identify vehicle fraud and security threats based on underbody scans.

SIA, ALAS and CANASA Urge Congress to Approve United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

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.

Security Industry Association Releases ANSI-Approved CP-01 False Alarm Reduction Standard

The Security Industry Association has released the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved ANSI/ SIA CP-01-2019, a security systems standard for false alarm reduction features. The standard leverages technology, industry experience and common knowledge to pinpoint the causes of and decrease the frequency of false alarm dispatches, detailing recommended design features applicable to both residential and commercial properties.

Secured Forum 2019 to Feature Keynote Presentation From the NSA’s David Hogue

The Security Industry Association (SIA), ISC Security Events and PSA Security Network have announced David Hogue of the National Security Agency (NSA) as one of the keynote speakers for the second annual Cyber:Secured Forum – a cybersecurity educational summit centered on how to improve and maintain the cybersecurity of integrated solutions and physical security systems. The second annual cybersecurity educational summit will be held July 29-31 in Dallas, Texas.

Tyco Visual Intelligence wins SIA New Product Showcase Award

Johnson Controls announced that the Tyco Visual Intelligence from Software House, a unique metric-based reporting tool for C•CURE 9000, has received the award for Best New Product in the Convergence and Integrated Software and Solutions category. The award was presented at the 2019 SIA New Product Showcase, during ISC West. Sponsored by the Security Industry Association, the annual awards program is one of the most prestigious recognitions in the security industry.

Secured Forum 2019 Reveals Preliminary Agenda

ISC Security Events, PSA Security Network and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have revealed the preliminary agenda for the 2019 Cyber:Secured Forum, a conference connecting the worlds of cybersecurity, physical security and systems integration. This second annual cybersecurity educational summit will be held at the Westin Dallas Park Central July 29-31 in Dallas, Texas.

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 Selects Axis Communications as 2018 Member of the Year

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced Axis Communications as the recipient of the inaugural Member of the Year Award, which honors SIA member companies that have shown noteworthy involvement in SIA committees and working groups, SIA events and the SIA Education@ISC conference program; leadership activity; recruitment of SIA members; and contributions to SIA thought leadership and the industry overall.

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.

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.