SIA Member Profile: Robert V Jones – CISSP, President & CEO, PReSafe Technologies

Security Industry Association (SIA)

How did you get into the Security Industry?

Cybersecurity was one of my direct responsibilities in my role as a senior technology executive with the IEEE covering both enterprise technology service for staff and subscription based ecommerce services with revenues over $200M annually. I always enjoyed the opportunities that cybersecurity presents to learn and develop as a professional while delivering critical services and solutions, with value, to the respective business you serve.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I enjoy the responsibility of meeting or exceeding the cybersecurity needs of a business while delivering real value. Cybersecurity is very dynamic and it requires you to remain professionally sharp, both managerially and technically, in order to successfully lead an organization and the respective functional areas and continuously deliver value to the businesses that you serve.

What’s your prediction for the biggest trend that will take place in the security industry over the next year?

Expanded analytics for video streams from IP (Internet Protocol) cameras. The video stream is there with significant amount of data. One means to gain value from the data is the analyze it to produce useful information.

How about 5 years from now?

Analytics will increasing become a market differentiator as there will be a proliferation of cameras, sensors and related intrusion detection devices that generate data that must be analyzed to yield information. Although wireless and wired bandwidth will deliver adequate capacity for the flow of data, it will be critical to ensure that networks (voice/data/video) are architected properly to facilitate the efficient, uninterrupted flow of massive amounts of data. Similarly, data storage requirements will grow tremendously as the data flows require a place to collect for analysis.

What does your organization receive from membership in SIA that you’d like to share with others?

We view SIA as a place to collaborate with others of like mind in the cybersecurity sector. This collaboration affords the opportunity for both give and take as we succeed at delivering value thru cybersecurity products and services to the businesses that we serve.

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