Archive for November 2017

Unifying and Converging IT and Physical Security
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The Compelling Case for Unifying IT and Physical Security

Most organizations today follow the official plan. They have their building and critical rooms secured with electronic access control, digital video and security intercoms; their IT network secured with a firewall, anti-virus and anti-malware; their website secured and their email servers secured; and both physical security and IT security were installed by the best integrators…

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Member Benefit Spotlight: Discounted Pricing on Security Project Management Training Seminars

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As a SIA member, you can enjoy the benefit of discounted pricing on Security Project Management (SPM) Training Seminars produced by the Security Industry Association (SIA) — a savings of $300. SIA members receive a 20 percent discount on private SPM Training Seminars of 8 or more participants. SPM Training Seminars provide security project managers…

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SIA Honors Night Salutes Accomplishments in the Security Industry

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SIA Honors Night celebrated significant accomplishments in the security industry with a slate of awards during a festive dinner presentation in New York City on Wednesday night. (See all photos from SIA Honors Night 2017​ on SIA’s Flickr.) Chief among the honorees was John Stroia, President, Hamilton Security, a Gunnebo Company, who received the 2017…

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Exploring Drones as Threat or Asset at ISC East

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In January 2015, a federal employee unintentionally crashed a small drone onto the White House lawn in the late hours of the night. The employee, a scientist with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, avoided charges for the regrettable accident, in which no one was hurt, but the incident shined a light onto the dangers of…

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Data Center
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Big Data and Privacy for Physical Security

Big data and privacy are two interrelated subjects that have not warranted much attention in physical security, until now. Both subjects are about to become of strategic importance to security, due to recent advancements in video analytics and big data technologies, court rulings regarding data privacy rights relating to surveillance video, and the growing value…

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Power supply energy efficiency regulations
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SIA Applauds Enactment of Power and Security Systems Act

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Association led a yearlong effort to preserve an important provision in federal energy efficiency requirements critical to the operation of security systems. Silver Spring, Md. —President Donald Trump recently signed into law the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act, P.L. 115-78, culminating a year-long effort led by the Security Industry Association (SIA) to preserve an…

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SIA testifies before Congress
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Weighing the Effectiveness of Homeland Security Science and Technology

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SIA’s Jake Parker testified before a panel of the House Homeland Security Committee on Nov, 7, 2017. Collaboration is strong between the security industry and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate but the industry harbors some concerns about the future of specific programs and their effectiveness, testified Jake Parker, Director…

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The Most Important Association Software

Some people might ask, “Why is a piece of software managing customer information relevant to me as a member?” Well, an Association Management System, also known as the AMS, is crucial to the well-being of an association. This database software is the brain of the association; it houses member information such as contact information, meeting…

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