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Get to know a few of SIA WISF’s scholarship winners

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Get to know a few of SIA WISF’s scholarship winners

September 16, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Last month, the Security Industry Association (SIA) — with the help of the organization’s Scholarship Selection Committee and Human Resources Committee — chose 12 recipients for the inaugural Women in Security Forum (WISF) Scholarship, a program developed by WISF to further educational opportunities and promote advancement for a diverse security workforce. “The SIA Women in Security Forum continues to break new ground, inspire me and many others, and...

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SIA speaks out on Portland's rigid facial recognition ban

September 10, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) said that the decision by the Portland, Ore. city council to ban facial recognition technology use by businesses in places of public accommodation starting January 2021 and to prohibit all city government use of facial recognition technologies are shortsighted decisions that do not consider effective and beneficial applications of facial recognition. “Turning back the clock on technological advancement through a complete ban...

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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...

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SIA and ESA launch Foundation for Advancing Security Talent

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SIA and ESA launch Foundation for Advancing Security Talent

September 2, 2020SSN Staff

DALLAS, Texas – The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA) have partnered to launch the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST), a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to promote careers in the physical security technology and life safety industry. The goal for FAST is to connect passionate, innovative professionals with new opportunities in electronic security and life safety. ”Whenever we talk to SIA members about their...

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Winners of SIA’s 2020 New Product Showcase Awards

July 9, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Since its inception in 1979, the SIA New Product Showcase awards company’s creativity in creating new products for the security industry. These new products are reviewed by a panel of volunteer judges with extensive industry experience. Today, in partnership with ISC West, the 2020 winners, covering 23 product and service categories, were honored in a virtual celebration, following significant deliberations between 30 judges. “Following hours of panel-driven judging...

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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...

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SIA adopts new ethics principles

June 30, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Security industry professionals, products, services, policies and procedures have a direct impact on the safety and security of millions of people. This means members of the industry have a special duty not only to those they directly service, but to all of society, since, outside of the most remote places, virtually everyone encounters security devices.To that end, the Security Industry Association (SIA), through its Ethics in Security Technology Working Group, has developed...

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ISC West 2020 in-person event has been canceled

June 25, 2020SSN Staff

Originally scheduled for October 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada, ISC West 2020 has been canceled due to industry and market circumstances; however, Reed Exhibitions, along with Premier Sponsor SIA, will transform ISC West 2020 into an all-virtual event taking place October 5-7, 2020 to serve the security and public safety community. “While we are very disappointed to not be able to meet face-to-face this year in Las Vegas, we look forward to continuing to help the ISC West community engage via digital...

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AcceleRISE 2020 goes virtual

June 9, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The second annual AcceleRISE conference, hosted by Security Industry Association’s RISE community for young security professionals and professionals new to the industry, will now be held virtually, July 27-31, as opposed to taking place in Austin, Texas as announced in February 2020.  Although the conference has gone virtual, what Katie Greatti, associate director of certification at SIA, staff liaison for the SIA RISE committee and conference manager for AccelerRISE,...

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SIA open protocol approved as international standard

June 8, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Developed and maintained by the Security Industry Association (SIA) OSDP Working Group since 2011, the SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), an access control communications standard to improve interoperability among access control and security products, has been approved by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) technical committee on alarm and electronic security systems as an international standard. “This is really exciting for the industry,” Anthony...

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