The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released Security Cornerstones, a new series of e-learning modules that provide a fundamental overview of the business practices and technologies used within today’s physical security industry. The series is designed primarily for novice security professionals but can also help career veterans get a greater understanding of technical concepts and aspects of the industry with which they may not interact directly or regularly.
Learners can use the series to develop a go-at-your-own-pace, on-demand understanding of the technology-based approaches that enhance physical security. The Security Cornerstones content has been developed and vetted by SIA, securiyt practitioners and veteran security industry experts. Each module is approximately 10-20 minutes long, and modules are free for SIA members (including academic members) or $29 each for non-members.
Module 1, The Security Ecosystem, offers a comprehensive exploration of how the industry works, which segment of the industry provides what services and the various stakeholders involved in a successful security deployment. Upcoming module topics include access control, video security and intrusion, alarms and monitoring.