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Women in Security Feature: Tracy Larson, WeSuite, LLC

August 4, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—As part of Security Systems News’ and the Security Industry Association (SIA) Women in Security Forum’s (WISF’s) continuing series highlighting the contributions of women in security, this month’s feature is on Tracy Larson, president and a founding partner of WeSuite, a sales management software company. “We automate the sales process for integrators from ‘contact to contract’ increasing efficiency, accuracy and profitability,”...

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Monitoring Matters

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...

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Women in Security Feature: Diana Hanna, PSA Security

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Women in Security Feature: Diana Hanna, PSA Security

May 26, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine--As part of Security Systems News’ and the Security Industry Association (SIA) Women in Security Forum’s (WISF’s) continuing series highlighting the contributions of women in security, this month’s feature is on PSA Security National Director of Business Development and Strategic Accounts Diana Hanna, who focuses on recruiting new companies to join PSA while working closely with companies that are already equity owners of PSA. PSA is a global systems integrator...

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Women in Security Feature: Katie Greatti, Security Industry Association (SIA)

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Women in Security Feature: Katie Greatti, Security Industry Association (SIA)

April 7, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—As part of Security Systems News’ and the Security Industry Association (SIA) Women in Security Forum’s (WISF’s) continuing series highlighting the contributions of women in security, this month’s feature is on Katie Greatti, SIA's associate director of certification. For SIA, Greatti manages the Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM) credential as well as sales for the Education and Training Department. SIA not only offers the CSPM credential...

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Women in Security Feature: Brigitte F. Daniel, Wilco Electronic Systems

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Women in Security Feature: Brigitte F. Daniel, Wilco Electronic Systems

February 15, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—As part of Security Systems News’ and the Security Industry Association (SIA) Women in Security Forum’s (WISF’s) partnership to highlight the contributions of women in security, this month’s feature is on Brigitte F. Daniel, Esq., executive vice president, Wilco Electronic Systems, Inc., which has been dedicated to providing cable television, telecom, broadband and technology services to underserved communities and various class levels of multifamily...

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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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SSN and SIA partner for diversity, inclusion

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SSN and SIA partner for diversity, inclusion

December 2, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News is excited to be partnering again this year with the Security Industry Association's (SIA’s) Women in Security Forum (WISF), who helped select 12 women (see list below) to be highlighted in special features throughout 2021. Expanding the partnership and coverage beyond one issue is a natural next step, and one that we here at SSN and SIA are both excited about. BCD International’s Director of Strategic Alliances, Maureen Carlo, who...

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Inaugural Ally of the Year Awards 2020

February 20, 2020SSN Staff

ROSEVILLE, Calif.—Inteligenca Inc., a boutique management consulting company that created the inaugural Cybersecurity Women of the Year Awards Gala at Black Hat to celebrate the achievements of girls and women across the world working in the security space, is adding an event to the RSA Conference —Ally of the Year Awards (AYA). These awards celebrate all who have significantly contributed to make security and technology more inclusive. During a recent discussion about what makes a true...

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SSN, SIA celebrate women in security

December 10, 2019SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News' 11th annual Women in Security December issue is even more special this year, as it was done in partnership with the Security Industry Association's (SIA) Women in Security Forum (WISF), with input from members of the WISF committee on who we should highlight and celebrate.This issue has grown in status and in the number of women being highlighted over the past few years, culminating in a record 14 women being profiled in this year's WIS December issue.The...

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Women in Security: Joey Rao-Russell

December 9, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Coming from a family with many members involved in law enforcement, Joey Rao-Russell, president and CEO, Kimberlite Corporation Sonitrol got into the security industry by accident. She was working as a probation officer when she was recruited by Kimberlite to revamp their credit and collections policy.“I had no idea what Kimberlite was,” Rao-Russell admitted, “but after two interviews and a tour of the main building, I remember finding out it was a security company. This was 18...

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