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On The Editor's Desk

Feeling the Love

November 3, 2021Paul Ragusa

It’s been truly remarkable to see the evolution of the security industry since starting here at Security Systems News more than five years ago. Not just within technology, which has exploded with the convergence of physical and cybersecurity, and with cloud, machine learning, AI and robotics gaining traction, but also from a diversity and inclusion perspective, as the wide breadth of voices leading conversations today is refreshing and long overdue. What’s even cooler is high-profile...

20 under 40, Bud Broomhead, Diversity, HiveWatch, inclusion, Ryan Schonfeld, Viakoo

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Business resiliency during crisis

April 8, 2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—At this point in the global pandemic, unemployment is soaring; furloughs are plenty; some businesses are no longer in existence; and according Bloomberg Economics' model, chance of recession in the U.S. now stands at 100 percent. The time is now for security integrators to quickly adapt to these and other disruptions while at the same time maintaining continuous business operations and keep people safe by prioritizing what is most critical to be done. Easier said than done.The...

20 under 40, 40 under 40, Andrew Lanning, Arcules, Bill Bozeman, COVID-19, Greg Keeling, Imperial Capital, Integrated Security Technologies, John Mack, nigel waterton, NYSSINC, PSA, recurring monthly revenue, RMR, Ryan Schonfeld, security integrators

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Monitoring Matters

SIA's new conference AcceleRISE, inspiring the next generation security professional

February 12, 2019Ginger Hill

The countdown to SIA's new conference acceleRISE has begun with plans for security leaders to share ideas and inspire tomorrow's up and coming young security professionals via coaching, business skill development and networking. This event is to take place August 14-16 at the Radisson Blu in downtown, Minneapolis. Having never been to Minnesota and being the extreme foodie that I am, I did a little research and discovered a meat-centric American grill that I would totally check out —...

20 under 40, Don Erickson, Security Industry Association, SIA, SSN

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General News

SSN opens '20 under 40' nominations

April 18, 2018Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News is excited to announce the opening of this year's “20 under 40,” nominations, a distinction for up-and-coming young professionals that are really making a name for themselves in the security industry.“The Security Systems News '20 Under 40' awards, now in their 12th year, allow us to recognize the next generation of security industry leaders in both the integrator and end user communities,” said Paul Ragusa, SSN's editor. “We...

20 under 40, 20 under 40: Class of 2018, Security Systems News

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General News

Nominations open for Security Systems News' '20 under 40' Class of 2016

May 6, 2016Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—If you have an exceptional colleague, one who deserves recognition for their work in the security industry, we'd like to hear about them. Security Systems News is calling for nominations for its annual “20 under 40” awards.“We established the '20 under 40' awards to recognize the younger professionals in the security industry who are really making a name for themselves. These individuals stand out in what they do, both for their business and for the industry,”...

20 under 40, Security Systems News, TechSec Solutions

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Monitoring Matters

SSN's '20 under 40' winners gathered at TechSec

February 24, 2016Spencer Ives

Security Systems News' TechSec Solutions conference went very well this year—everything from the educational sessions to the weather. A highlight of the conference was having "20 under 40" Class of 2015 award winners in attendance. Eleven honorees from the integrators' class and six honorees from the end users joined us in Delray Beach, Fla. Included here are photos from the reception. You can find the complete collection of integrator profiles here,and the list of end user profiles here. ...

20 under 40, Security Systems News, TechSec Solutions 2016

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Also Noted

Shannon Woodman joins CSAA executive committee

October 14, 2015SSN Staff

SEATTLE—Shannon Woodman, COO of Washington Alarm, based here, has joined the CSAA Board of Directors' Executive Committee. “I am very excited to have Shannon join the executive committee,” CSAA President Pam Petrow said in a prepared statement. “She has shown great leadership with her work as chair of the membership committee and co-chair of the Owner Operator/Regional Voice of the Customer sessions. Her abilities to collaborate, be innovative, and communicate effectively...

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News and Notes

'20 under 40' end-user nominations: One word. Wow

July 8, 2015Amy Canfield

The Security System News' team has done a preliminary vetting of the nominations for SSN's “20 under 40” awards, with a full study to come this week. The deadline for nominations was July 1, and thank you, readers, for coming through! Although we do have two categories, one for integrators, I am primarily responsible for the end user awards. I say it every year because it's true: Each year we get such great nominees, so qualified, extremely professional, smart and deserving of being honored...

20 under 40, physical security, Security Systems News

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20 Under 40

'20 under 40' end users work to build security success

February 25, 2015Amy Canfield

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—It's difficult to raise risk awareness among employees when everyone thinks everything is going just fine. Achieving security autonomy across different types of businesses that fall under one banner with almost 30,000 employees is difficult, too.Those were just two of the challenges discussed by two of the “20 under 40” end user award winners at during the Next Gen Security Series at TechSec Solutions 2015, held here Feb. 3-4.“Challenge is changing people's...

20 under 40, A&P, Brad Reeves, Brian Katz, David Avedikian, Google, loss prevention, Next Gen Security Series, physical security, Security Systems News, Southwest Airlines, TechSec Solutions 2015

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General News

SSN seeks nominees for '20 under 40' Class of 2014

June 11, 2014SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine—Who will lead the security industry tomorrow? We can have a pretty good idea based on the performance of certain young standouts in the industry today.Security Systems News is seeking nominees for its “20 under 40” Class of 2014—talented young professionals on a path to become the next generation of security industry leaders. If you know of a colleague who fits the bill, you can recognize them by clicking on this nomination form [

20 under 40, physical security, SSN, TechSec Solutions

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