Information. Insight. Influence.

Our Mission: To be a catalyst for success within the global security industry through information, insight and influence. As a not-for-profit trade organization driven by volunteers, SIA provides education, certification, standards, advocacy and influential events which connect the industry. Not a member? Join us today.

Introducing SIA's Core Principles for Facial Recognition Technology Use

SIA believes facial recognition must be used only for purposes that are lawful, ethical and nondiscriminatory. Explore our new principles for development and deployment of facial recognition tech across safety and security applications.

Security Market Index: Industry Outlook Improves as COVID-19 Continues

After a low May/June SMI in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the security industry is seemingly seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with increased confidence in conditions.

Security Market Index July 2020 report cover

Microscopic view of influenza virus cells

Resources for COVID-19 & Business Continuity

SIA has shared a selection of public informational resources related to health, prevention, business operations and continuity to help you in the evolving coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s What NDAA Section 889 Really Means for Federal Grants

By Jake Parker, Senior Director of Government Relations, Security Industry Association | August 13, 2020

New Federal Regulation Answers Key Questions on How Section 889 Applies to Federal Grant Funds The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has finalized its update to rules that apply to all federal grant recipients; the update, among other provisions, implements National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Section 889 procurement restrictions on certain Chinese telecommunications and…

Security Industry Association Opens SIA RISE Scholarship Opportunity for Young Security Professionals

By Kara Klein, Manager of Communications, Security Industry Association | August 13, 2020

SIA invites members of the SIA RISE community and SIA student members to apply for this program designed to support the education and career development goals of young people in the industry. SILVER SPRING, Md. – Applications are now being accepted for the SIA RISE Scholarship, a program presented by the Security Industry Association (SIA)…

The Five Pillars of Mailroom Security

By Alex Sappok, Ph.D., RaySecur | August 10, 2020

Mail security is a critical vulnerability, and often an unaddressed security gap, for major companies, prominent individuals, governments and others. A third of major corporations report receiving mailborne threats annually, and many receive more than one each. Revenge from employees, former employees and other stakeholders is the most common motive, according to a recent U.S.…

SIA New Member Profile: Secure Access & Digital Systems

By Kara Klein, Manager of Communications, Security Industry Association | August 10, 2020

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Secure Access & Digital Systems is a provider of state-of-the-art identification systems, card readers, card printers, printer ribbons, peripherals, lanyards and the latest radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology products. Founded in 2005, the company provides services to a wide range of clients including financial institutions, general corporations, higher education and…

Highlights From Five Sessions You Shouldn’t Have Missed at AcceleRISE 2020

By DeAndre Thornton, Security Industry Association | August 6, 2020

AcceleRISE 2020 – a virtual conference hosted by the Security Industry Association’s RISE community for young professionals in the security industry – was an essential experience for tomorrow’s security leaders. Hosted as a virtual event taking place July 27-31, this year’s AcceleRISE event featured high-impact sessions on issues like corporate culture, disruptive tech and what…

SIA New Member Profile: viisights

By Kara Klein, Manager of Communications, Security Industry Association | August 3, 2020

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member viisights is a leading provider of behavioral understanding systems for real-time video intelligence that leverage unique artificial intelligence technology. The company provides behavioral understanding systems for safe and smart cities, smart enterprises, critical infrastructures, transportation hubs and shared mobility initiatives. viisights is headquartered in Israel, with sales offices in…

See the First Round of OSDP Verified Products

By Security Industry Association | July 29, 2020

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has introduced SIA OSDP Verified, a new comprehensive testing program that validates a device’s conformance to the SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard and related performance protocols. Products that are OSDP Verified are displayed in the OSDP Verified Product List and can use the SIA OSDP Verified mark in…

SIA New Member Profile: Badge Messenger

By Kara Klein, Manager of Communications, Security Industry Association | July 27, 2020

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Badge Messenger offers a communication and alert system for schools that connects classrooms and the main office and dispatches assistance, help and key communication at the touch of a button. The company is headquartered in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, with distribution and installation partners across the United States. SIA spoke…

Security Convergence & the Top IoT Security Threats

By Ron Hawkins, Director of Industry Relations, Security Industry Association | July 16, 2020

This month, the website IoT Evolution noted that Internet of Things (IoT) systems are “one of the most challenging areas to secure” in its examination of the most recent list of top 10 IoT security threats as compiled by the Open Web Application Security Project. While, at first glance, the threats listed may not lead…

What COVID-19 & Masks Mean for the Security Industry

By Ron Hawkins, Director of Industry Relations, Security Industry Association | July 16, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is continuing to present new challenges and opportunities for the security industry. Facial recognition is a part of some security solutions, but with so many people wearing masks now, the technology’s effectiveness can be reduced. As a result, several companies are revising their algorithms to focus more on the eyes and upper…