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SIA announces program for Part 1 of the Virtual 2021 SIA GovSummit

April 9, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda and speaker lineup for Part 1 of the 2021 SIA GovSummit, its annual public policy and government security technology conference that will be held as a three-part virtual conference, with sessions held on April 28, June 9 and Sept. 21.   Each year, SIA GovSummit brings together government security leaders with private industry technologists for top-quality information sharing and education on security...

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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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Gartner outlines top security and risk management trends for 2021

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Gartner outlines top security and risk management trends for 2021

April 7, 2021SSN Staff

BOSTON—Gartner analysts explored industry trends at its Security & Risk Management Summit APAC, March 23-24, noting that security and risk management leaders must address eight top trends to enable rapid reinvention in their organization, as COVID-19 accelerates digital business transformation and challenges traditional cybersecurity practices. In the opening keynote at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit taking place virtually in APAC today, Peter Firstbrook, research vice president...

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Georgia bans false alarm fines on alarm companies

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Georgia bans false alarm fines on alarm companies

April 2, 2021SSN Staff

ATLANTA, Ga.—The Georgia General Assembly has approved a bill that would ban counties or municipal corporations from fining alarm companies for false alarms generated by a customer and through no fault of the alarm system’s contractor. “This bill has wider implications than for just our industry,” said John Loud, vice president of Electronic Security Association (ESA) and President of LOUD Security Systems. “The concept of fining a company for a problem caused by...

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Specifically Speaking with ADRM’s Senior Technology Consultant Jack Meltzer

March 30, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News caught up with Jack Meltzer, senior technology consultant with Advanced Data Risk Management (ADRM), based in Denver, Colo., who talks about his start in systems integration, as well as new trends including frictionless access control, managed services, cloud, AI and cyber-worthiness. What's your role at the company? As Senior Technology Consultant my role is multi-fold. I am a member of a great team with a “deep bench” of talent....

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SIA gives updates on financials, ISC West at annual meeting

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SIA gives updates on financials, ISC West at annual meeting

March 26, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted its annual membership meeting, The Advance, on March 23 as a virtual event for the second straight year, highlighting 2020’s noteworthy accomplishments in the midst of the pandemic, honoring its best and brightest members, and providing an update on ISC West, which will have a hybrid format it was announced. SIA Board of Directors Chair Pierre Trapanese, who emceed the meeting, began by pointing out how SIA became a...

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ASIS announces hybrid format for GSX 2021

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ASIS announces hybrid format for GSX 2021

March 19, 2021SSN Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International announced its decision to move its Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2021 to a hybrid experience with in-person and digital features that will take place Sept. 27-29. The three-day event features daily global keynote and game-changer presenters as well as concurrent education sessions focusing on the most pressing issues faced by the security profession. This integrated event will be hosted in-person at the Orange County Convention Center located in Orlando,...

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Industry giving back during great time of need

March 17, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

With Mission 500 recently opening nominations for their 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award and 2021 Humanitarian Award, we here at Security Systems News wanted to highlight how important it is to recognize those companies that do give back, while hopefully inspiring others. We also wanted to use this opportunity to gauge where the industry is when it comes to CSR programs, and just giving back, in general. After a year since COVID, the need to give back to those in need is greater...

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Alarm Buzz Podcast launches to provide a voice for alarm industry

March 17, 2021SSN Staff

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—Alarm Buzz, a new podcast dedicated to the alarm industry, recently launched, with three shows already posted. Alarm Buzz was created to bring industry professionals on to discuss tips, tricks, ideas, stories and more, featuring new weekly episodes with guests from all aspects of the alarm industry, including dealers, integrators, central stations, associations, hardware and software suppliers, and more.  “The goal for Alarm Buzz is to bring the industry...

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SIA calls on Kasia Hanson to lead Women in Security Forum

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SIA calls on Kasia Hanson to lead Women in Security Forum

March 15, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Kasia Hanson as the new chair of the SIA Women in Security Forum. Hanson, Intel Corporation’s global director for IoT partner sales for digital safety and security in multiple areas, including creating safe cities and sports and entertainment, will lead the forum in offering programs, professional development opportunities and networking events to support the participation of women in the security industry. Security...

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