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Never Give Up ...

September 1, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

I enjoy writing feel-good stories, and the story we posted today on our site is just that – a truly inspiring article on why you should never give up on your dreams. Min Kyriannis’s story is not your typical “Family immigrates to the United States in search of the American dream” scenario. It’s a lot more than that. Kyriannis grew up in New York in Flushing, Queens (which happens to be my hometown) and has worked in a variety of technology and security roles for...

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Min Kyriannis launches new technology company Amyna

September 1, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

HACKENSACK, N.J.—Min Kyriannis has worn many hats throughout her 25-year career in the security and technology industry, not to mention the myriad responsibilities she tackles each day as a wife and mother of two girls. Navigating the family/work balance could be a daunting challenge for some, but Kyriannis has embraced the hectic role of working mom, and in the process, has fulfilled her lifelong dream of starting her own technology company. As CEO of Amyna Systems, Kyriannis is determined...

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An Inspiring, Courageous, Fulfilling Life Cut Too Short

August 11, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

It’s not often that we at Security Systems News write an article that just tugs at your heartstrings and makes you want to hug your loved ones a little tighter. I just put together a feature that really tells a story of courage and inspiration that I wish had a happy ending, but unfortunately does not. The story of security coach/mentor Jeff Snyder is one that was brought to our attention by Min Kyriannis, CEO of Amyna Systems, who informed us that he passed away in June at the much too...

Duaine Styles, Greg Biegen, Jeff Snyder, Min Kyriannis, Yaron Levi


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Jeff Snyder – A story of courage, strength and inspiration

August 11, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Jeff Snyder held many titles in his short life – recruiter, coach, husband, father, entrepreneur. But perhaps his greatest achievement was how he continued to influence and inspire so many security professionals, even while battling an insidious disease that would end his life much too early. Snyder accomplished a lot in his short life, balancing his athletic endeavors with his recruiting and coaching efforts in a way that could only be described as remarkable....

Duaine Styles, Greg Biegen, Jeff Snyder, Min Kyriannis, Yaron Levi


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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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Breaking Barriers

July 7, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

Two weeks ago, I blogged about the successful Moms in Security golf outing that four amazing women in our industry put together for a great cause. Feeding off that phrase – “amazing women in our industry” - something else happened that day at the golf outing that was the catalyst for this week’s blog. Following five hours on the golf course in 100-degree heat, I was about to have a fine meal of ribs, chicken and beans in the clubhouse. However, I was summoned by someone...

Antoinette King, Diversity, Fabiola Francisco, inclusion, Maureen Carlo, Min Kyriannis, Security Industry Association (SIA), women in security, Women in Security Forum (WISF)


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Thank You, Moms in Security!

June 23, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

The pictures say it all. The hard work of the four amazing moms pictured above – (from left to right) Min Kyriannis, CEO, Amyna Systems; Antoinette King, PSP, Founder, Credo Cyber Consulting, LLC; Elisa Mula, Founder, EM Designs (EMD), LLC; and Janet Fenner, President, Defined Marketing - culminated in a successful day for the security industry, all for a wonderful cause. We at Security Systems News were proud to sponsor and be on hand for the inaugural Moms in Security Charity Golf Outing...

Antoinette King, Elisa Mula, Janet Fenner, Ken Gould, Kevin Murphy, Marc Benson, Mary Beth Shaughnessy, Min Kyriannis, Sharon Kelley


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Four Moms, One Cause

April 7, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

In my last blog, I talked about the importance of the security industry coming together for a common cause – the fight against cyberattacks. Two weeks later, another national threat has brought a quartet of security moms together for a great cause. Driven by the passion of Elisa Mula, Founder, EM Designs (EMD), LLC, she and three other moms in the security industry - Min Kyriannis, Managing Director, JMK Group; Antoinette King, PSP, Key Account Manager, Axis Communications; and Janet Fenner,...

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Come together, right now

March 24, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

It was just two weeks ago when my blog offered a cautionary tale about the Verkada security breach and stressed the importance of making the necessary investment to prevent cyberattacks like that from happening to other businesses. Fast forward to today, and while I have no idea if my blog ignited a spark, I have been extremely pleased by the overwhelming response of the security industry recently in the battle against cyber threats. Let’s start with the first collaboration announced...

Andrew Lanning, ASIS International, Electronic Security Association, InfraGard, Kasia Hanson, Min Kyriannis, Security Industry Association (SIA), The Monitoring Association (TMA)


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Cybersecurity shortfall a national emergency

January 27, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

The cybersecurity industry is currently facing a monumental shortfall in security professionals. That is the urgent message sounded from the latest (ISC)2 report from the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, which noted, “There is a lack of capable, fresh, new talent within the industry. Talent that is vital to uphold national cyber defense capabilities.” This is sobering news following the recent SolarWinds attack, among other noteworthy national breaches. In...

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