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Don Erickson

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ASIS International, SIA release global security market report

February 26, 2024SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md., and ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have released a new research report, “Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026.” This report provides insights into the equipment, technologies, and employment of the global security industry, including regional market breakouts. SIA and ASIS partnered with global analytics and advisory firm Omdia to complete the research. This exclusive report,...

ASIS International, Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026, Don Erickson, Omdia, Peter O'Neil, Security Industry Association (SIA)


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Don Erickson

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SIA announces agenda for 2024 SIA GovSummit

February 24, 2024SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced details for the 2024 SIA GovSummit, SIA’s annual public policy and government security technology conference, taking place May 21-22 in downtown Washington, D.C. Each year, SIA GovSummit brings together government security leaders with private industry technologists for top-quality information sharing and education on security topics affecting federal, state, and local agencies. The 2024 GovSummit program...

2024, Casey Durst, Daniel Genua, Dee Parker, Dennis Truxler, Don Erickson, Don Hough, Dusty Lang, Jason Rosen, Laura Goodell, Megan Mahle, Rebecca Bond, Ron McNeal, Scott Andersen, Scott Dunford, Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Association (SIA) GovSummit, SIA Women in Biometrics Award, Susan Schneider


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Andrew Elvish

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Genetec’s Andrew Elvish - Physical security change is “truly seismic”

February 16, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The physical security industry is constantly evolving, never more so than right now. In fact, according to Andrew Elvish, Genetec’s VP of marketing, physical security is currently in rapid transition, or as he put it during Genetec’s recent Global Press Summit, “seismic.” Elvish kicked off the gathering of international journalists at Genetec’s Experience Center, DCXC, in the nation’s capital with a session titled, “Seismic –...

Andrew Elvish, Bill Taylor, Genetec, Global Press Summit, Harvard Business Review, Omdia, The State of Physical Security


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SSN news poll results break down opinions on digital identity

February 14, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – With the rise of contactless innovations brought on by the pandemic, digital identity has become an important facet of modern security. This month’s news poll gets to the heart of its role in the industry. First up we asked readers about their preferred method of digital identity security. Only 14.29% of responses favor decentralized methods (blockchain, self-sovereign identity, etc.) while 42.86% believe that centralized (cloud-based management platforms,...

2024, blockchain, Cloud-Based, contactless, digital identity, identity fraud, ISC West, Security Systems News (SSN)


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Don Erickson

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SIA opens nominations for 2024 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards

February 13, 2024SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the 2024 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards, a globally recognized program presented by the association with support from various organizational and media partners. The recipients of this year’s Women in Biometrics Awards will be honored at the 2024 SIA GovSummit, SIA’s annual government security conference. “Now in its tenth year, the SIA Women in Biometrics...

2024, Don Erickson, Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Association (SIA) GovSummit, SIA Women in Biometrics Award, Washington DC


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COPS Monitoring dispatcher recognized as Operator of the Year

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COPS Monitoring dispatcher recognized as Operator of the Year

February 8, 2024SSN Staff

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J. – COPS Monitoring, a provider of professional monitoring services, announced that one of its dispatch team members, Dorjan Engram, has been recognized as the Integration Association of Florida's (IAF's) Operator of the Year. COPS said that this prestigious award acknowledges Engram's exceptional dedication, outstanding performance, and unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of the dealers, customers, and communities that COPS serves. The IAF...

COPS Monitoring, Dorjan Engram, Integration Association of Florida (IAF), Jim McMullen, monitoring services, rebranding, Shannon Few


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Mary Beth Shaughnessy

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ISC West announces lineup of keynote speakers

February 8, 2024SSN Staff

NORWALK, Conn.—ISC West, in collaboration with the Security Industry Association (SIA), has announced this year’s trio of speakers that will headline the Keynote Series at ISC West 2024. Industry professionals will be able to attend keynote presentations on the Main Stage, located in the Venetian ballrooms. The SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) Keynote will be held on Friday, April 12, following the SIA WISF Networking Breakfast and Power 100 Celebration. These...

2024, Admiral Mike Rogers, Crystal Washington, Don Erickson, ISC West, Jeff Stonebreaker, Keynote Speaker, Mary Beth Shaughnessy, Megatrends, Power 100, Security Industry Association (SIA), SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF), Venetian Expo


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Jeremy White

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Pro-Vigil founder - Incorporate AI into your physical security strategy

February 1, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—Artificial intelligence has become THE buzzword in the security space as companies are utilizing AI as an integral part of their physical security and cybersecurity strategies. But as a report released by Pro-Vigil - a provider of AI-enabled remote video monitoring (RVM), management and crime deterrence solutions – revealed, businesses have been slow to adopt AI as part of their physical security strategy. Pro-Vigil’s fourth annual report, “The State...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Jeremy White, Pro-Vigil, remote video monitoring, Return on Investment (ROI), The State of Physical Security Entering 2024


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Don Erickson

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SIA commits to expand outreach to Native American communities

January 30, 2024SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced a commitment to grow its outreach to Native American and indigenous communities beginning in 2024, including expanding access to SIA services and programs such as its training, scholarship and mentorship offerings. In an expansion of its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) and workforce development efforts, and working with its industry partners, SIA is making a concerted effort to engage with Native American...

Bill Brennan, Clear Cloud Solutions, Daren Masten, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), Don Erickson, i-PRO Americas Inc., James Rothstein, Native American, Security Cornerstones Learning Series, Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Association (SIA) RISE, Security Project Management, Security Systems Technician (SST) apprenticeship program, SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF), Talent Inclusion Mentorship Education (TIME)


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Our lips are sealed: industry shares tips and best practices for Data Privacy Day

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Our lips are sealed: industry shares tips and best practices for Data Privacy Day

January 25, 2024SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine – January 28, 2024, marks the 17th annual Data Privacy Day, an international event designed to raise awareness and promote privacy.  Ahead of the event, members of the security industry have come together to offer some advice on how best to ensure your organization’s data privacy without compromising its security. Genetec, a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions offered the following as...

2024, Christian Morin, Data privacy, Data Privacy Day, Genetec, Hiroshi Sekiguchi, i-PRO


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