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Security Industry Association opens applications for SIA RISE Scholarship

September 28, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened applications for the SIA RISE Scholarship, a program presented by the SIA RISE community for young security professionals. Through this year’s RISE Scholarship program, selected candidates will receive $3,000 awards that can be used toward continuing education, student loan repayment and professional development programs such as training and certifications. “Applying for a SIA...

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Women in Security Feature: Rose “Liz” Bacus, IST

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Women in Security Feature: Rose “Liz” Bacus, IST

January 13, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

HAWAII—Having worked close to a decade on engineering systems aboard U.S. Navy ships (half as active duty U.S. Navy and half as a civilian), Rose “Liz” Bacus said she was looking for something new and exciting to learn about and work on. “However, I also wanted to remain in a high-paced, high-volume throughput-type industry with an opportunity to continue serving those who serve us – the military,” she explained. “The electronic security systems industry...

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PASS releases 2020 update to safety and security guidelines for K-12

October 19, 2020SSN Staff

The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) has released the fifth edition of its Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools, which offers the most comprehensive information available on nationwide best practices specifically for securing school facilities, from subject matter experts across the education, public safety and industry sectors. Coinciding with National Safe Schools Week 2020, Oct. 18-24, the release of the fifth edition builds upon the existing guidelines primarily with additional...

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Are Americans changing their tune on facial recognition?

October 7, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

If you have been paying attention to the headlines and the many bans on facial recognition that have popped up over the past year, new survey results — showing that 68 percent of Americans believe facial recognition technology can make society safer — are certainly encouraging. Leading independent polling firm Schoen Cooperman Research recently conducted a nationwide poll on Americans’ views of facial recognition technology. The survey of 1,000 adults found that most Americans...

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SIA names Ric McCullough chair of executive council

October 2, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) is proud to announce that Ric McCullough, president, PSA Security Network, has been appointed as the first chairman of the SIA Executive Council, a panel of security industry thought leaders from SIA member companies that was formed in 2017. It serves as a forum in which members offer input into how market developments influence SIA’s strategy and key initiatives, and make recommendations to the SIA Board of Directors regarding...

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Chris Peckham

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SIA names Chris Peckham chair of education, training committee

October 2, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Chris Peckham of Ollivier Corporation has been selected to become the new chair of the SIA Education and Training Committee, replacing James Marcella, director, industry associations, Axis Communications, who served as chairman for four and a half years. “As security technology rapidly evolves, SIA — especially the Education Committee — has a critical role in helping the workforce stay current with knowledge and skills,” Peckham said in the announcement....

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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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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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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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