Security Industry Association CEO Issues Statement on Boston Marathon Bombings

Security Industry Association (SIA)

Praises Efforts of First-Responders

SILVER SPRING, MD – Don Erickson, CEO of the Security Industry Association (SIA) and a marathon runner, issued a statement today regarding the tragic events that occurred Monday at the Boston Marathon.

“As someone who has personally experienced the strong community spirit that exists on Marathon Days, I am incredibly saddened by the horrific events that tragically occurred yesterday in Boston. On behalf of SIA, our thoughts and prayers are extended to those who were injured, and to the families of those who lost their lives on what should have been a day of accomplishment and excitement for the City of Boston. We extend our thanks to the first-responders who acted so quickly to help the victims of this attack.”

About the Security Industry Association (SIA)

The Security Industry Association (SIA) ( is the leading trade group for businesses in the electronic and physical security market. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation on Capitol Hill and throughout the 50 states; producing cutting-edge global market research; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and providing sole sponsorship of the ISC Expos, the world’s largest security trade shows and conferences.