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Andrew Lanning named SIA Progress Award winner

October 19, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Andrew Lanning as the 2020 recipient of the SIA Progress Award, an honor presented by SIA’s Women in Security Forum to celebrate individuals who pave the way to success for women in the security industry. SIA will present the award to Lanning during Securing New Ground on Wed., Oct. 21. Lanning is the co-founder at Integrated Security Technologies, a member of SIA’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board, and holds a...

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Min Kyriannis honored with Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award

October 19, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected Min Kyriannis as the 2020 recipient of the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award, an annual distinction recognizing leadership in security industry collaboration. Kyriannis is the managing director of EMD/JMK and co-president of the Women in International Security (WIIS) New York. SIA will present the award to Kyriannis during Securing New Ground on Wednesday, Oct. 21. “Creating and extending partnerships...

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Denis Hébert to receive SIA’s George R. Lippert Memorial Award

October 19, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected Denis Hébert, president of Feenics, as the 2020 recipient of the George R. Lippert Memorial Award, an honor presented annually to a distinguished individual for long-term, selfless service to the security industry and to SIA. Hebert will receive the award during a virtual SIA Honors presentation held as part of Securing New Ground on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Hébert has been a longtime association volunteer and...

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CONSULT 2020 goes live Oct. 26-27

October 13, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Presented, operated and organized by SecuritySpecifiers, and supported by the Security Industry Association (SIA), the 2020 CONSULT Technical Security Symposium goes live virtually Oct. 26-27. The free virtual mini-conference has been developed specifically for technical security design professionals, and draws on the expertise of consultant community. From cybersecurity to spec writing and design issues, the environment that security consultants and engineers face is constantly...

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Google’s Thorsen to keynote TMA’s 2020 annual meeting Oct. 27

October 12, 2020SSN Staff

McLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) is pleased to announce Wayne Thorsen, managing director, Hardware Business Development for Google, will deliver the keynote address at its upcoming 2020 Annual Meeting. Thorsen will speak virtually via Zoom on Tues., Oct. 27 at 11:10 a.m. (ET). Full details and registration options are available here. “This has been a year like no other where we are reminded of how essential our service is to the homes and businesses of this country and...

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SIA’s Security Market Index shows positive signs for industry

October 7, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Provided to Security Industry Association (SIA) members as a review of current market conditions, the September/October 2020 Security Market Index (SMI) shows industry confidence continues to climb, returning to pre-COVID numbers. The SMI for September/October 2020 is 49, up from 32 in the July/August report and up from 30 in the May/June report. The last time the security industry’s confidence was this high was in the March/April SMI, which recorded a confidence...

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Five Questions with Richard Hahn

October 7, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Security Systems News caught up with Richard Hahn, president, Richard Hahn & Associates, a company that focuses on business and marketing strategies. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THE INDUSTRY? In 1989, I was hired as editor of a new publication called “Security News,” similar to Security Systems News as it was a newspaper rather than a magazine. I left the publication in 1994 to start my own company that includes business and marketing strategies, and planning, public relations and...

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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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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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Specifically Speaking with Timothy Minor

September 30, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News talks with Founder and President of T.A.Minor & Associates Timothy Minor in our monthly column featuring top consultants within security. What kinds of systems do you design/specify including services you provide? We offer services to include Policy and Procedures, physical security assessments/ risk assessments, threat assessments, security planning and design, security project management, red teaming and simulations, training and presenter services,...

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