Security Industry Association Announces Denis R. Hebert Identity Management Scholarship Opportunity

$10,000 in scholarship awards available to help in reaching professional development goals

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) is now accepting applications for the new Denis R. Hebert Identity Management Scholarship. Each year, this program will offer two $5,000 scholarships for security professionals specializing in the field of identity management.

The scholarship was named after Hebert, a member of SIA’s Board of Directors and former chairman of the board, serving as chair from 2016 to 2018. Scholarship recipients will be announced during SIA Honors Night on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in New York City.

“I am both proud and honored to be associated with this scholarship program,” said Hebert. “Identity management has become the critical foundation upon which our society is dependent, and it is imperative that we further our understanding of this domain in order to ensure the authenticity, authorization and privacy of individuals in a growing number of applications.”

Scholarship funds can be used toward completing associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs and/or professional development courses focused on identity management.

“We are thankful to Denis for his leadership and for helping SIA strengthen its service to members in the domain of identity management by developing many valuable education, government relations and standards initiatives,” said Don Erickson, SIA’s CEO. “SIA is proud to support security professionals in furthering their careers in this important field and looks forward to awarding the Hebert Scholarship for the first time.”

To apply, a candidate must have three to five years of professional experience in the security industry and be a full-time employee at a SIA membership company. Each candidate must have worked for their employer for at least one year at the time of the deadline and be in good standing with their organization.

The deadline to apply for the 2018 Denis R. Hebert Identity Management Scholarship is Oct. 31. Learn more about the program and apply on SIA’s website.

SIA Honors Night – held each year concurrently with ISC East, New York City’s biggest security products trade show – features a gala dinner reception, an awards ceremony recognizing industry leaders and engaging entertainment. Along with presenting the Denis R. Hebert Identity Management Scholarship, SIA will also honor industry leaders at Honors Night 2018 with the George R. Lippert Memorial Award, the Insightful Practitioner Award, the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award, the inaugural Progress Award sponsored by SIA’s Women in Security Forum and the Women in Biometrics Award co-founded by SIA and SecureIDNews and co-presented with sponsors FindBiometrics, IDEMIA and SIA’s Women in Security Forum. Learn more about Honors Night and how you can attend – and register to attend ISC East.

About SIA

SIA ( is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with nearly 900 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels, creating open industry standards that enable integration, advancing industry professionalism through education and training, opening global market opportunities and collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA Government Summit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.

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