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Security Industry Association announces 2021 SIA WISF Scholarship winners

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Security Industry Association announces 2021 SIA WISF Scholarship winners

August 10, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named six recipients for the 2021 SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) Scholarship – a program developed by the SIA Women in Security Forum to further educational opportunities and promote advancement for the widest spectrum of people possible in the security industry. In the 2021 scholarship program – open to employees of SIA member companies and SIA student members – each honoree...

Andrew Lanning, Cameron Javdani, Carrie Caldwell, Dhira Gregory, Don Erickson, Elaine Palome, Elizabeth Kropp, Jaya Singh, Kasia Hanson, Kevin Friedman


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Inside the Industry’s first cybersecurity standard

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Inside the Industry’s first cybersecurity standard

July 27, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—The announcement in May of the Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification (SICC) – a new industry credential developed by the Security Industry Association (SIA) with support from PSA Security Network and Security Specifiers – is a “giant” step forward for the security industry. To get a closer look into the industry’s first cybersecurity standard, Security Systems News reached out to some of the key players involved in its development to...

Don Erickson, Elli Voorhees, PSA Security Network, Ray Coulombe, Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Specifiers


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IFSEC Global announces top influencers in security and fire 2021

July 23, 2021SSN Staff

LONDON—IFSEC Global, a provider of news, features, videos and whitepapers related to the security and fire safety industries, has announced its top influencers in security and fire 2021. The winners in each of the seven categories (six for security, one from fire), were chosen based on nominations by a panel of judges including lead judge Grant Lecky MSc. CSyP, F.ISRM, AARPI, CBCP, co-founder of the Security Partners Forum (SPF); Don Erickson, CEO, Security Industry Association (SIA); Merlin...

Andrew Lanning, Brian K. Tuskan, Christina Alexandropoulou Alexander, Christine Lanning, Don Erickson, Grant Lecky, IFSEC Global, Jennie Vickers, Loredana Mancini, Merlin Guilbeau


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SIA releases Privacy Code of Conduct

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SIA releases Privacy Code of Conduct

June 22, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced that it has released its new Privacy Code of Conduct, a resource designed to guide security technology companies in implementing privacy programs and protecting personal data. The document was created by SIA’s Data Privacy Advisory Board, a group of SIA members that produces resources and events aimed at promoting a better understanding of the role of privacy in the security industry. SIA’s...

Don Erickson, Erik Jones, Security Industry Association (SIA)


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Baltimore second major city to ban facial recognition this week

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Baltimore joins list of major cities to ban facial recognition

June 11, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—On June 8, the Baltimore City Council voted 13-2 to approve what would be the most extreme ban by a local jurisdiction on personal and business applications of facial recognition technology.  While the Security Industry Association (SIA) supports a related measure introduced in the Council today to establish a task force to examine the technology and make legislative recommendations, we agree with Councilmember Yitzy Schleifer, who stated during the vote that “this...

Don Erickson, facial recognition technology, Security Industry Association (SIA)


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SIA commends Senate passage of U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

June 9, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced that it applauds the U.S. Senate for its passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (S. 1260), which significantly increases investment in research and development, education and training, supply chain security and the broader U.S. innovation ecosystem. SIA previously expressed its strong support for the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act – formerly the Endless Frontier Act – when...

Brian Schatz, Chuck Schumer, Deb Fischer, Don Erickson, Roy Blunt, Security Industry Association, Todd Young


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Monitoring Matters

Facial Recognition Technology – A Criminal Offense?

June 2, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

Is it possible that security technology is criminal in nature? Sounds like that line of irrational thinking is what is behind one of the more puzzling decisions made just last week by the Baltimore City Council’s Public Safety & Government Operations Committee. The committee’s mind-boggling move on May 26 to advance a proposal that would ban nearly all applications of facial recognition technology in the city raises one simple question – What were you thinking? There’s...

Don Erickson, facial recognition technology, Security Industry Association (SIA)


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ISC East 2020 canceled, going virtual

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ISC East 2020 canceled, going virtual

September 2, 2020SSN Staff

NEW YORK—ISC East 2020, scheduled for Nov. 18-19, 2020, in New York City, has been canceled due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and continued restrictions on large events. While ISC East cannot convene in person for 2020, Reed Exhibitions, along with Premier Sponsor SIA (Security Industry Association), announced that ISC East, in partnership with ASIS NYC Chapter, will collaborate to host a virtual event on Nov. 18. The ISC East 2021 event will take place at the Javits Center on Nov. 17-18. ISC...

conferences in-person conferences, COVID, Don Erickson, ISC East, Mary Beth Shaughnessy, Reed Exhibitions, Security Industry Association


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SIA opposes act to ban biometric, image analytic technologies

July 6, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced its strong opposition to the recently introduced bicameral Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act that would impose a blanket ban on most federal use of nearly all biometric and related image analytics technologies. The legislation incorrectly labels all such technologies as surveillance regardless of application and forces essentially all state and local governments to do the same. This threatens...

analytics, biometrics, Don Erickson, Security Industry Association


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New SIA Women in Security Forum scholarship program available

May 18, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) is now accepting applications for the SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship program.The initiative, developed by the SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF), will offer multiple scholarships worth at least $3,000 each to further educational opportunities for awardees and help them thrive in the industry. The WISF offers programs, professional development opportunities and networking events to support the involvement of women in the security...

Brivo, Don Erickson, Gloria Salmeron, Security Industry Association (SIA), SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship program, Women in Security Forum (WISF)


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