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Martha Entwistle

Women in Security

Eagle Eye Networks’ Martha Entwistle – ‘It’s just a great industry at its core’

November 29, 2023Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Martha Entwistle’s security career has come full circle – starting from a very familiar place and culminating with one of the industry’s highest honors. Entwistle is a former editor of Security Systems News (SSN), where she spent over a decade  reporting and writing about security industry business trends, mergers and acquisitions, and technology, and directing two security technology conferences - TechSec Solutions and Cloud+ - during her tenure with...

Alice DiSanto, Cloud+, Don Erickson, Eagle Eye Networks (EEN), Kasia Hanson, Martha Entwistle, Maureen Carlo, Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Association (SIA) Progress Award, SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF), TechSec Solutions


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Security Megatrends Panel

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SNG discussion – AI called the ‘topic of the year’ during Security Megatrends panel

November 1, 2023Cory Harris, Editor

NEW YORK—It’s safe to say that artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as one of the top buzzwords in the security industry over the last couple of years. At the recent Securing New Ground (SNG) conference, the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) premier annual executive gathering in NYC, the topic of AI and its impact on the security sector came up during several sessions at the two-day event. In fact, AI has been at or near the top of SIA’s Security Megatrends...

Brivo, Intel Corp., Kasia Hanson, Securing New Ground (SNG), Security Industry Association (SIA), Steve Van Till, Tara Dunning, WESCO


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Alana Batschelet

Women in Security

Women in Security Feature: Alana Batschelet - ‘Everyone deserves to feel safe’

July 10, 2023Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Alana Batschelet joined the Waipahu, Hawaii-based Integrated Security Technologies team in August 2020, bringing with her over 15 years’ experience specializing in customer relations and a passion for helping people. Since starting with the company, she has taken an active role in the PSA Security Sales Strategy Committee and in 2022, took on the role of chairperson for that committee. As part of Security Systems News’ and the Security Industry Association...

Alana Batschelet, Integrated Security Technologies, Kasia Hanson, PSA Security Network (PSA), Security Systems News (SSN), SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF)


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Tia Eskandari

Women in Security

Women in Security Feature: Tia Eskandari - “I am here to help make a difference”

June 14, 2023Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Tia Eskandari joined the security industry five years ago believing that she would land a role as a project manager or program manager. It turned out that service was where her security journey would begin. Eskandari, the director of service for the Southwest Region at Allied Universal, told SSN, “Service is dynamic, and when your job is customer facing, no two days are ever the same as you can imagine. I have a strong background in operations and process management,...

Allied Universal, Asya Watkins, Carla Manzanilla, James Gallagher, Kasia Hanson, Maria Molina, Minda Harts, Philip Young, Security Systems News (SSN), SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF), Tia Eskandari, Tracy Senstock


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SIA WISF

Women in Security

SIA names Alice DiSanto, Candice Aragon as SIA WISF chair, vice chair

May 12, 2023SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named a new chair and vice chair to lead the SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF). Alice DiSanto – vice president of global marketing at Rajant – will serve as chair of the WISF Steering Committee, with Candice Aragon – vice president of marketing and education at PSA Network – serving as vice chair. DiSanto and Aragon will lead the SIA Women in Security Forum in presenting programs,...

Alice DiSanto, Candice Aragon, Kasia Hanson, Maureen Carlo, PSA Security Network (PSA), Rajant, Security Industry Association (SIA), Security LeadHER, SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF)


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Cindy Ponder

Women in Security

Women in Security Feature: Cindy Ponder –

April 12, 2023Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Cindy Ponder truly enjoys her role as vice president of operations at Bates Security. “I tell my company president, ‘I love my job every day,’” she told SSN. “On the challenging days, I tell him, ‘It’s a good thing I love my job.’” Bates Security is a locally owned and operated commercial and residential security company based out of Lexington, Ky. Ponder noted that her advancement within the company has coincided with...

Bates Security, Cindy Ponder, Jeremy Bates, Kasia Hanson, Security Systems News (SSN), SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF), Tracy Larson, WeSuite Sales Software


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SIA unveils 2023 Women in Security Forum Power 100

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SIA unveils 2023 Women in Security Forum Power 100

March 8, 2023Cory Harris, Editor

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has revealed the 2023 honoree list for the SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) Power 100. This initiative, presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum, honors 100 women in the security industry each year who are role models for actively advancing diversity, inclusion, innovation and leadership in the community. For the second straight year, Security Systems News is the media partner and sponsor for this initiative. The...

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Security LeadHER

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ASIS International, SIA partner for inaugural Security LeadHER conference

January 26, 2023SSN Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va., and SILVER SPRING, Md.—ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have announced a partnership to launch a new event designed to showcase women in security. The event, titled Security LeadHER, will be held at the Hilton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., and will kick off with a reception on June 12, with conference programming taking place on June 13. This conference will bring together security professionals committed...

ASIS International, Brittany Galli, Kasia Hanson, Security Industry Association (SIA), Security LeadHER, SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF)


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Kasia Hanson

Women in Security

SSN, SIA WISF continue partnership to promote diversity

January 13, 2023Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News is proud to be partnering again this year with the Security Industry Association's (SIA’s) Women in Security Forum (WISF), which helped select an incredibly diverse list of security professionals (see list below) to be highlighted in special features throughout 2023. SSN and SIA WISF began the partnership in 2021 and in 2022, expanded coverage beyond one issue with one person profiled in each issue, as well as online at www.securitysystemsnews.com. “We...

Alana Batschelet, Alicia Dawson, Brooke Erickson, Cindy Ponder, Dakota Bierly, Deanna VanHout, Destiny Mojica-Taylor, Intel Corp., Jill Bartyzal, Kasia Hanson, Maria Castellanos, Melanie Spring, Nisha Advani, Security Systems News (SSN), SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF), Sonika Kapur, Tia Eskandari


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SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100

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SIA opens nominations for 2023 Women in Security Forum Power 100

December 7, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the 2023 SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) Power 100. In its second year, this annual initiative presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum will honor 100 women in the security industry who are role models for actively advancing diversity, inclusion, innovation and leadership in the security industry. For the second straight year, Security Systems News is the media partner...

Don Erickson, ISC West, Kasia Hanson, Power 100, Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Systems News (SSN), SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF)


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