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TechSec 2014 to feature security directors from, MIT, leading banks

TechSec 2014 to feature security directors from, MIT, leading banks New and emerging technology conference will also honor 40 young professionals

YARMOUTH, Maine—Organizers of TechSec Solutions 2014 announced the educational program for the conference, which will take place Jan. 28-29 at the Delray Beach Marriott in Delray Beach, Fla.

“Want to know what the IP camera of the future will look like? Wondering if the security system you installed might be a gateway for hackers? Want to know how to get more business in the financial vertical? You can hear what some of the smartest folks in the security industry have to say on these topics at TechSec Solutions,” said Martha Entwistle, editor of Security Systems News and executive editor of Security Director News, sponsors of the conference.

Focused on new and emerging technology, TechSec is built from the ground up by the editors of SSN and SDN, with input from the TechSec Advisory Board and other industry experts. Attendees include integrators, end users, manufacturers, consultants, investors and analysts.

 “The audience is always a big part of the TechSec conference. There's lots of debate, definitely some disagreement, and often there are discoveries along the way,” Entwistle said.

Steve Van Till, president and CEO of Brivo Systems, one of the original cloud computing companies, will lead a discussion on cloud computing and physical security with a panel of security directors—including the security director for

Kratos CTO Chris Peckham will delve into how four systems integration companies are providing business intelligence for their customers by mining and synthesizing their video and PACS data. Panelists will include Nigel Waterton of Aronson Security Group and David Coleman of Avrio RMS.

Four IP camera experts—Axis Communications' Fredrik Nilsson; Steve Gorski of MOBOTIX; Ian Johnston of Innovative Security Design; and John Romanowich of SightLogix will talk about what changes we'll see in network cameras in a panel discussion moderated by Ray Coulombe, entrepreneur and founder of

Other educational sessions include “Securing America's most critical assets,” moderated by Rob Hile of Integrated Fire and Security Service; “Advanced Persistent Threats: Is your security system the most vulnerable point in your network?” moderated by Jeremy Brecher of Diebold Security; “Breaking into the vault vertical” about bank security; and “Smooth sailing on a high-profile security project.

For the first time, due to popular demand, both SSN and SDN will honor their “20 under 40” award winners at the show. Each year, SSN and SDN select 20 security professionals under the age of 40 who have displayed leadership qualities and promise for future success and write about them. In the past, only SDN's award winners have been recognized at a special TechSec reception, but this year, SSN's winners will be honored as well. 

In addition, four SDN “20 under 40” winners and four SSN winners, representing a range of security sectors, will participate in the two-part “NextGen Security” panel discussions. Those educational sessions will focus on the young security professionals and their experiences with new technology. 

Registration is open now. For more information about the conference and to register, visit:


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