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Inside the Industry’s first cybersecurity standard

Cybersecurity

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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SIA announces cybersecurity certification for the security industry

Cybersecurity

SIA announces cybersecurity certification for the security industry

May 11, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the creation of the Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification (SICC), a new industry credential developed by SIA with support from PSA Security Network and Security Specifiers and the first-ever certification focused specifically on cybersecurity and physical security convergence.   The SICC program is designed for security industry professionals and assesses and validates...

PSA, Ray Coulombe, Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Specifiers


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Industry’s first cybersecurity certification coming soon!

April 14, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

As Security Systems News’ Managing Editor Cory Harris and I have been pointing out lately in our columns, it has been exciting to see the security industry come together in myriad ways to tackle the industry’s top issues. The latest industry association superheroes to join forces are the Security Industry Association (SIA), PSA Security and Security Specifiers, which have jointly developed something our industry desperately needs – a cybersecurity certification...

Cybersecurity, PSA Security, Ray Coulombe, Security Industry Association (SIA), SecuritySpecifiers.com


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BCDVideo launches A&E program to empower security specifiers

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BCDVideo launches A&E program to empower security specifiers

March 26, 2021SSN Staff

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.—Global video data infrastructure leader, BCDVideo, debuted their new A&E Security Specifiers program, which is open for online registration through the BCDVideo website. This tailored program will allow specifiers to leverage BCD’s two decades of experience and partnerships through an easy-to-use online portal, offering plentiful technical resources, ongoing education and expert support. With the help of the skillful A&E taskforce that BCD has assembled for this...

BCDVideo, Maureen Carlo, Ray Coulombe, Security Specifiers


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SecurityNext webcast to feature industry thought leaders

August 12, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

As one of the last in-person shows to take place back in February, the first annual SecurityNext conference is the last memory I have of feeling the excitement and intimacy of being right there and rubbing elbows with so many industry leaders and peers, an experience that I am sure all of us miss since COVID-19 disrupted so much of what was essential to our industry. I feel fortunate that I was able to connect on that level and look forward to a time when we can get back to some level of normalcy...

Brivo, Christine Lanning, Convergint Technologies, Imperial Capital, Integrated Security Technologies (IST), John Mack, Kelle Shanks, panel, Ray Coulombe, SecurityNext


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General News

CONSULT 2019 set for New Mexico

October 10, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M.—Approximately 76 consultants, representing 59 companies, as well as representatives from 27 manufacturers, and select integrators and guest speakers, are set to converge here, Oct. 19-22, for CONSULT 2019. Will Wilkins, executive director, Global Security Operations, Valero Energy Corp., will keynote.“SecuritySpecfiers, along with 27 sponsoring manufacturers, is pleased to be welcoming next week many of the security industry's best and brightest consultants to the...

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The Battle of the Body Parts: Which biometric will prevail?

May 31, 2016Spencer Ives

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Representatives of four different forms of biometric identification—facial recognition, iris scan, fingerprint, and hand geometry—each made a case for their biometric being most prevalent in the future at TechSec Solutions 2016.The winner, chosen by a panel of four Security Systems News “20 under 40” Class of 2015 award winners, was iris scan.Manish Dalal, general manager of ZKAccess, represented fingerprint technologies. ZK Access is a division of...

Allegion, biometrics, blaine frederick, EyeLock, Jeff Sebek, Manish Dalal, Ray Coulombe, SecuritySpecifiers.com, Stone Lock Global, Susie Osowski


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Konica Minolta to buy Mobotix

March 30, 2016Martha Entwistle

TOKYO—Meet the newest outsider to enter the security industry: Konica Minolta, a $9 billion provider of office equipment and optical systems, has signed an agreement to acquire video surveillance provider Mobotix.Konica Minolta today announced an agreement to purchase 65 percent of Mobotix shares from company founder Ralf Hinkel. Konica and Mobotix plan to collaborate and use their proprietary technology to develop “next-generation network security solutions,” Konica said in an...

Alper Cetingok, Konica Minolta, Mobotix, Ralf Hinkel, Ray Coulombe, video surveillance


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Body parts battle: See it at TechSec

January 6, 2016Martha Entwistle

Body parts battle? Yes, among the highlights of TechSec this year will be a session we've dubbed "Battle of the body parts," and not just because it's a catchy title. We're going to have a little competition at TechSec. I've been hearing from more and more integrators that biometrics are coming of age. They're more affordable and they're more reliable, you've told me. So, we decided to take a look at which biometric technique works best and where the promise still exceed the reality. SecuritySpecifiers'...

Battle of the body parts, biometrics, Ray Coulombe, TechSec Solutions 2016


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TechSec educational program announced

December 21, 2015Spencer Ives

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—TechSec Solutions, the industry's premiere conference dedicated to new and emerging security technologies, announced its lineup of educational sessions for 2016.The conference will take place at the Delray Beach Marriot here Feb. 2-3.The first session will be “Biometrics: Battle of the body parts.” Moderator Ray Coulombe of Security Specifiers will take a look at four leading technologies—facial recognition, eye scan, fingerprint, and hand geometry. Then,...

Allegion. Jeremy Brecher, Ashley Ditta, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, blaine frederick, Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospital, Chris Peckham, Christopher C. Moore, Colleen Dunlap, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Diebold Security


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