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Top eBay security specialist, other experts to present at TechSec Solutions 2013

Top eBay security specialist, other experts to present at TechSec Solutions 2013 Twenty young professionals will be honored at the February conference

YARMOUTH, Maine—Organizers of TechSec Solutions 2013 have announced the educational program for the conference, which will take place Feb. 5-6 at the Westin in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Focusing on new and emerging technology in the physical security industry, the program includes educational sessions such as what's next with near field communication, deconstructing PSIM, and a debate on whether you should BYOD for security, said Martha Entwistle, editor of Security Systems News and executive editor of Security Director News, sponsors of the conference.

George Booth, eBay senior manager of global security operations, along with the systems integrator (Pierre Trapanese of Northland Control Systems) and the access control manufacturer (Joe Kirmser of Lenel) who worked on the $58 billion enterprise's physical security system, will present “Systems Integration: A Contrarian's View.”

Other panels include “Cloud Standards: Driving the Future while Avoiding Yesterday's Mistakes,” moderated by Brivo CEO Steve Van Till; “M2M, APIs and the Cloud: Driving New Solutions and Business Models in Security,” moderated by Jeremy Brecher, Diebold VP of technology; and “What Keeps Security Professionals Up at Night?” an exclusive presentation by Will Rhodes, with results from an IHS/IMS Research and Security Director News survey.

“TechSec is the place for integrators, end users, consultants and manufacturers to discuss and debate the latest technology changes in the security landscape,” Entwistle said.

“Rather than put out a call for presentations, we worked with the TechSec Advisory Board to identify the most important new and emerging technologies and issues and built the program around those technologies and issues,” she said. “We've got a great group of presenters, from eBay's George Booth to the young security professionals who are members of SDN's '20 under 40' Class of 2013.”

Each year, Security Director News honors 20 security professionals under the age of 40 who have displayed leadership qualities and promise for future success. The winners will be recognized at a special “20 under 40” reception at the conference, and four of the winners, representing different security sectors, including retail, critical infrastructure and hospitality, will participate in a panel discussion about their experiences with new technology.

The panel will include Beth Brown, manager, corporate command center, Target; Scott Starkey, security superintendent, Birmingham (Ala.) Water Board; and Chad Pohle, director of security and safety, Montage Laguna Beach (Calif.) Resort; and one other young professional to be announced.

Please visit for more information and to register. The complete TechSec 2013 educational program lineup, with more panels to be announced in coming weeks, follows:

Systems integration: A contrarian's view

A state-of-the-art security systems means total integration of all systems, right? The security director of e-commerce giant eBay, a $58 billion enterprise, has a different opinion. In this educational session, learn about eBay's approach to physical security from George Booth, eBay Senior Manager of Global Security Operations, as well as the systems integrator and access control manufacturer who worked on eBay's physical security system.

George Booth, Senior Manager Global Security Operations eBay

Pierre Trapanese Owner, Northland Control Systems

Joe Kirmser President and General Manager at Lenel Systems International

Next Gen security: Young security professionals talk tech

Each year Security Director News honors 20 security professionals who've displayed leadership qualities and promise for success. This panel discussion features four honorees from SDN's "20 under 40" Class of 2013. Speakers representing different vertical markets such as retail, critical infrastructure and hospitality will discuss their experience with new security technology on the job.

Moderated by Amy Canfield, managing editor, Security Director News

Beth Brown, manager, corporate command center, Target

Scott Starkey, security superintendent, Birmingham Water Board

Chad Pohle, director of security and safety, Montage Laguna Beach Resort

Fourth security professional to be announced

What Keeps Security Professionals Up At Night? Exclusive presentation of results from an IHS/IMS Research and Security Director News survey.

A recent IHS/IMS Research survey of Security Director News' readers found that 45 percent of end users would have a larger budget for physical security equipment this year compared to last. During this educational session, IHS/IMS Research's Will Rhodes, present survey findings put together exclusively for TechSec attendees. Rhodes will discuss survey results and answer audience questions on topics such as: economic conditions that end-user budgets for security equipment; which stakeholders are involved in each major stage of the buying decision; whether manufacturers and integrators meet the needs of end-users; and, if money were no object what would end-users change about their security solutions?

Presented by Will Rhodes, Senior Market Analyst for IHS/IMS Research

Managing expectations and objections for managed services

More and more integrators are changing their business model to include professional security management solutions—such as mobile video monitoring, hosted and professionally managed electronic access control, and professional video monitoring. Which solutions are proving to be the most popular and easy to implement? Which applications are ripe for these services, and what are the common end-user objections?

Moderated by Sharon Shaw, President, Integrator Support

Two end users will discuss their experiences implementing professional security management solutions to be announced.

To BYOD or not to BYOD: Debating the pros and cons

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) plays an increasingly important role in today's enterprise but many companies do not have a comprehensive understanding of BYOD security and liability. This panel of leading cybersecurity experts will discuss the basics of BYOD security, liability and policy. Topics include BYODs effect on the physical security industry, what should be included in a BYOD policy, how can BYOD comply with data protection and privacy requirements?

Moderated by Charles Wheeler, Director of Operations, Brivo Systems

Two cyber security experts to be announced

An end user charged with implementing BYOD policies, to be announced

NFC: Will it affect your bottom line in the near term?

Near Field Communications—a wireless communication technology that allows data to be exchanged between devices at a close range—working in concert with mobility devices "provides unique authentication functionality, and has the potential to radically change many of the industry's standard product offerings," according to the moderator of this educational session. Learn what security applications hold the most promise for NFC and how soon this technology will be affecting the bottom line.

Moderated by Jay Hauhn, chief technology officer, VP of industry relations for Tyco Integrated Security

Debra Spitler, Vice President, Mobile Access Solutions, for HID Global

Representatives from two manufacturers working with NFC to be announced

Cloud Standards: Driving the future while avoiding yesterday's mistakes

With cloud computing becoming one of the hottest technologies transforming the practice of physical security, standards are central to ensure that the costly proprietary mistakes of yesterday aren't repeated in this new, open era. At the same time that the shift to cloud has enabled new business models for security companies, it is exposing both providers and integrators to more new IT issues than even the IP-migration of the past decade. In this panel, we examine several key areas of cloud standard relevant to physical security practitioners: identity in the cloud, cloud security, and cloud integration.

Moderated by Steve Van Till, President & CEO, Brivo Systems and Chairman, SIA Standards Committee

Salvatore D'Agostino, President, ID Machines will discuss identity in the cloud

Security in the Cloud: speaker to be announced

Integration in the Cloud: speaker to be announced

SDO's in the Cloud: Joe Gittens, Director, SIA Standards

M2M, APIs and The Cloud: Driving new solutions and business models in security

Today's growing M2M business coupled with 4G LTE have increased the speed and type of device that can be managed or monitored in real time. Established cloud-based APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) allow access to these devices and applications, creating new offers and capabilities for the security market. Meet the companies that provide communication, devices and API's that are enabling this expanding market. Diebold's Jeremy Brecher leads a discussion about how end users and integrators are benefiting from the security solutions that are being deployed today, and what kinds of solutions are on the drawing board for tomorrow.

Moderator: Jeremy Brecher, VP-Operations and Information Technology, Diebold

Michael Campbell, President & CEO, MachineShop

Representative from a telecom company, to be announced

Representative from another M2M company

Deconstructing PSIM

What do integrators and end users need to know about Physical Security Information Management (PSIM)? In this educational session, security industry veteran Rob Hile, CEO of Integrated Fire & Security Solutions, moderates a panel that deconstructs the term PSIM. With the help of seasoned end users and consultants, Hile—who has led a variety of IT-centric systems integration businesses — helps break down what's involved in a PSIM deployment, and when it's appropriate for an enterprise to consider moving to this type of a system.

Moderator: Robert Hile, CEO Integrated Fire & Security Solutions

William Hancsak, South Florida Water Management District, the senior security specialist for the water district, which covers about half of the state of Florida

Jeff Stover, President and CEO, Stover and Associates

Additional speakers, one who is progressing to PSIM, and one who is not, to be announced


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