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ESX announces OpenXchange panelists from Brilliant, RapidSOS and RSPNDR

June 11, 2021SSN Staff

CHICAGO—The 2021 Electronic Security Expo (ESX), presented by Electronic Security Association (ESA), has released ESX announces OpenXchange panelists, including Aaron Emigh, co-founder and CEO of Brilliant, Michael Martin, co-founder and CEO of RapidSOS, and Mark Zimmerman, CEO of RSPNDR. “ESX is proud to announce that three visionary leaders will participate in a panel discussion in the OpenXchange – The Changing Competitive Landscape session at the ESX 2021 Virtual Experience,”...

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Baltimore second major city to ban facial recognition this week

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Baltimore second major city to ban facial recognition this week

June 11, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—On June 8, the Baltimore City Council voted 13-2 to approve what would be the most extreme ban by a local jurisdiction on personal and business applications of facial recognition technology. This follows the recent announcement the Baltimore City Council advances extreme ban on facial recognition. While the Security Industry Association (SIA) supports a related measure introduced in the Council today to establish a task force to examine the technology and make legislative...

Don Erickson, facial recognition technology, Security Industry Association (SIA)


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Baltimore City Council advances extreme ban on facial recognition

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Baltimore City Council advances extreme ban on facial recognition

June 1, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Baltimore City Council’s Public Safety & Government Operations Committee moved on May 26, 2021 to advance a proposal that would ban nearly all applications of facial recognition technology in the city. Prior to the vote, the Security Industry Association (SIA) and other leading technology and business groups wrote a letter to the committee expressing concerns about the profound negative impact of the measure for residents of Baltimore. Importantly, the letter...

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ESX 2021 announces speakers for virtual June event

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ESX 2021 announces speakers for virtual June event

May 25, 2021SSN Staff

CHICAGO—The 2021 Electronic Security Expo (ESX), presented by Electronic Security Association (ESA), has released the full lineup of presenters for its upcoming Virtual Experience, which takes place online from June 15-17. The three-day virtual event will feature Main Stage presentations and virtual networking opportunities, as well as more than 24 educational sessions across four tracks, designed specifically for security professionals. “ESX is all about innovation, making connections,...

Electronic Security Association (ESA), ESX, George De Marco, John Mack


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ADI Global Distribution and Ken Gould to receive Mission 500 award

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ADI Global Distribution and Ken Gould to receive Mission 500 award

May 18, 2021SSN Staff

MIAMI, Fla.—Mission 500, a charitable non-profit organization engaging security professionals to assist families in crisis across the USA, has announced the winners of its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Humanitarian Awards. This year’s recipients are ADI Global Distribution and Ken Gould, President of Ken Gould Consulting and Chairman of Mission 500, respectively. ADI Global Distribution, recipient of Mission 500’s 2020 CSR Award, supports a wide range of social...

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SIA announces 2021 Women in Security Forum Scholarship opportunity

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SIA announces 2021 Women in Security Forum Scholarship opportunity

May 18, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) is now accepting applications for the 2021 SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship, an initiative developed by the SIA Women in Security Forum. The 2021 program will offer multiple scholarships worth at least $3,000 each that SIA members and students can use toward professional development and education. SIA’s Women in Security Forum is a community open to all SIA members that works to promote, recruit and cultivate the leadership...

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ESX 2021 unveils full educational lineup for virtual June event

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ESX 2021 unveils full educational lineup for virtual June event

May 17, 2021SSN Staff

CHICAGO—The 2021 Electronic Security Expo (ESX), presented by Electronic Security Association (ESA), has released the full educational lineup for its upcoming Virtual Experience, which will take place online from June 15-17. In addition to the Main Stage presentations and virtual networking opportunities, the three-day virtual event includes 24+ educational sessions across four tracks, designed specifically for security professionals. "We're excited to bring our community together...

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SSN readers sound-off: Nearly half not ready for in-person events

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SSN readers sound-off: Nearly half not ready for in-person events

May 12, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—With trade-show season starting up again, including some of the industry’s key conferences going with a hybrid format, this month’s News Poll looks to gauge where readers are with traveling in the coming months and remainder of the year. Many security professionals dipped their toes into conference travel by attending PSA TEC in Denver last week, and with ISC West – notably the industry’s biggest trade show – coming up in July, the goal of this...

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Apollo Funds to acquire Verizon Media for $5B

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Apollo Funds to acquire Verizon Media for $5B

May 10, 2021SSN Staff

NEW YORK—Verizon and Apollo Global Management, Inc. announced last week that Apollo Funds has entered into an agreement to acquire Verizon Media for $5 billion. Verizon will retain a 10 percent stake in the company, which will be known as Yahoo at the close of the transaction and continue to be led by CEO Guru Gowrappan. “We are excited to be joining forces with Apollo,” said Gowrappan in the announcement. “The past two quarters of double-digit growth have demonstrated...

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PSA announces award recipients at TEC 2021 in Denver

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PSA announces award recipients at TEC 2021 in Denver

May 4, 2021SSN Staff

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, the world’s largest systems integrator consortium, and USAV, a division of PSA, today announced this year’s award winners at TEC 2021 live at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver. The Superstar Vendor Achievement Award was awarded to Altronix for security and ALMO Professional A/V for AV. “PSA and USAV would not be successful without our exemplary partners,” said PSA CEO Matt Barnette. “Each year we survey our members to determine who the...

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