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News Poll: Industry weighs in on future of in-person conferences

May 27, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—With the coronavirus keeping us all grounded for now, and with the future still not clear as to how long it will take us to get back to some type of normalcy, this month’s SSN News Poll looked to gauge readers' thoughts and feelings on the immediate and long-term future of in-person conferences.When asked the million-dollar question — do you think there will be any in-person conferences in 2020 — half (50 percent) of those responding said no, with only 24 percent...

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On The Editor's Desk

A time to recognize young security professionals

May 20, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

As most of you know, each year for the past 13 years, the Security Systems News team has honored a diverse, talented mix of young professionals within the security industry. Known as “20 under 40” up until last year, when we changed it to “40 under 40” to encompass the growing security industry and to include security consultants into the mix for added depth and perspective, once again, we are searching for our next “40 under 40” class of consultants, end users, integrators and monitoring...

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40 Under 40

“40 under 40” Class of 2019 — Chrissy McCutcheon, 38

November 1, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Security by Design, Inc. was founded in 1974 by Chrissy McCutcheon's parents who were major pioneers in the security consulting world. She started out working at SBD during the summers in high school, but she had no intention of staying with the company, so she went to college.“After my freshman year, I decided to join the Air Force Reserves and I began working in an operations center, where I was appointed as the security manager in 2003,” McCutcheon said. “Over time my role grew...

40 under 40, Chrissy McCutcheon, Class of 2019


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Specifically Speaking with Chrissy McCutcheon

March 20, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

What's your title and role at the company? I am a Principal and Senior Security Consultant at Security By Design Inc. (SBD). I provide direct client support in terms of physical security design and consulting, but I also participate with management of the firm, particularly in human relations and accounting.What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide?SBD specifies access control, alarm monitoring, video management, visitor management and voice communication...

Chrissy McCutcheon, Security By Design Inc., Specifically Speaking


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