Coming to ISC East: Training on OSDP, Cybersecurity, Active Shooters and Video Installations

ISC East workshop

ISC East is quickly approaching! As you plan your schedule for the Northeast’s largest security trade show (Nov. 20-21 in New York City), make sure to mark your calendar for one or more of the exciting paid workshops available at ISC East. These four workshops provide cutting-edge information and valuable insights on the most current business trends, technologies and state requirements. The Security Industry Association (SIA) encourages you to attend these workshops to learn from experts, share best practices, keep up to date with the latest developments and take your business to the next level.

All workshops will take place in room 1B04 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Speaking My Language? Cyber Terminology for Physical Security Integrators

Wednesday, Nov. 20
9:30-11:30 a.m.

Understanding terms and acronyms (especially used within the cybersecurity world) can be harrowing experience. When terminology is used within regulated spaces, knowledge gaps can lead to miscommunications that can adversely impact the deployment of secure systems. This workshop led by Darnell Washington, president and CEO of SecureXperts, will highlight terms that you must know to be successful in communicating and understanding cybersecurity concepts with customers, stakeholders, peers and executive management. This session will get your head out of the cloud and into the world of new terms and buzzwords you likely have not heard of related to emerging technologies and platforms that are destined to become familiar terms in your vocabulary.

Active Shooter Workshop/Stop the Bleed Save a Life Workshop

Wednesday, Nov. 20
12:30-3:00 p.m.

Under today’s threat environment, active shootings have unfortunately maintained a very deadly and real threat for businesses and communities. Regardless of the business model or size, employees and guests have fallen victim to these vicious attacks that occur without warning or impunity. This hands-on workshop led by David LaRose, system director of public safety at Lee Health; Ben Scaglione, director of health care security programming at Lowers and Associates; and Jerry Wilkins, co-owner and vice president at Active Risk Survival, focuses on how a business and its employees are not silent observers in deadly emergencies, but valuable partners who can provide clarity, assistance and guidance to the first responder community. While we are an information society that thrives on timely and actionable communications when facing barbaric acts, this session helps you discover the communications platform and infrastructure to determine the plan on who should dispatch these messages.

OSDP Boot Camp, Short Course

Thursday, Nov. 21
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This course will cover the fundamentals and hands-on configuration and exercising of the SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), an access control communications standard developed to improve interoperability among access control and security products. With the protocol now in wide use by many top product developers, including Cypress Technologies, HID Global, LenelS2, Mercury and WaveLynx, knowledge of how to design, specify and configure OSDP systems is becoming vital for security systems integrators, government security teams, corporate security practitioners and specifying consultants. In this condensed version of the full-day SIA OSDP Boot Camp training, Sal D’Agostino, CEO of IDmachines, and Rodney Thayer, convergence engineer at Smithee Solutions LLC, will share how to design, configure and deploy modern, interoperable, OSDP-compliant access control solutions.

Basic Installation and Configuration of Video Surveillance Solutions

Thursday, Nov. 21
1:30-4:30 p.m.

This workshop led by Mark Coughlin, technical trainer at Axis Communications, will provide an introduction to the best practices of basic installation and configuration of network video devices. Defining what tasks need to be performed at the customer site vs. “on the bench” at the integrator’s location can decrease time frames for installation and increase successful outcomes. Workshop participants will leave with a checklist of installation and configuration steps which they can use as a reference when installing new video surveillance solutions.

Learn more about ISC East, including the show schedule, education offerings, who’s exhibiting and venue and travel information, and register to attend on the ISC East website.