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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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On The Editor's Desk

A world gone virtual …

September 16, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

I joke sometimes in my house that the best way to communicate with my teenage son is to do a Snapchat video call with him, even when he is in the same house, although I have come to realize that I am too old to even fathom, let alone use, Snapchat. Luckily, the app designers were smart enough to make it so someone like me isn’t even capable of interacting with it, which is why my son — and all teenagers — love the app so much. But I digress! What I am getting to is this virtual...

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Facial Biometrics

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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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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 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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Monitoring Matters

Business continuity, cybersecurity tips and valuable resources

March 18, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

I refuse to give the coronavirus power by using it as click bait in my blog title; however, staying true to my blog, “Monitoring Matters,” I do see that education is necessary during this time of our lives. I feel that the more people understand and know what to do, the better we are prepared to handle any situation, whether that be a pandemic of any kind, a major cyberattack, etc. So, before we get started, I want to first sincerely thank you for reading my blog and I hope that you not...

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Janet Fenner recipient of SIA award

February 7, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected Janet Fenner as the 2020 recipient of the Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award, which recognizes SIA volunteers who have made tireless efforts to expand SIA's programs and services. SIA will present Fenner with the award at The Advance, SIA's annual membership meeting, during ISC West.“I sincerely thank SIA for this acknowledgement and honor for which I am most grateful,” Fenner said in the announcement....

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SIA commends new trade agreement

January 31, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) commends Congress and the administration on the signing of the much-anticipated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA, the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), acknowledges thoughtful and necessary changes that will create a fair-trade landscape while upholding pro-business principles in removing unnecessary trade barriers. The trilateral trade agreement will benefit the North American...

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Cybersecurity

How companies can fight against cyber threats

December 16, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—As 2019 closes, 2020 is full of new possibilities and opportunities. While it's a time for growth, change and newness, cyber criminals are lurking in the background ready to strike. The threats that these criminals have planned for the new year have already been months in the making and are far from cookie cutter. Therefore, companies must be alert and ready.“Defending a company against them [cyber threats and crimes] requires a broad approach,” Christian Nascimento,...

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