Four Can’t-Miss Cybersecurity & IT Sessions Coming to ISC West

ISC West 2021 is coming up July 19-21 in Las Vegas, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) and ISC West recently revealed full conference details for the SIA Education@ISC West program, including keynote presentations from top luminaries and 65+ sessions on the most current business trends, technologies and industry developments.

Among the robust lineup of conference sessions are several dynamic presentations on the top issues in cybersecurity and IT. At ISC West, you’ll discover expert insights on cloud security, mitigating security threats in the Internet of Things (IoT) and converged edge technology. Here are four sessions you won’t want to miss; make sure to add them to your ISC West calendar!

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Zero Trust Networking – How to Isolate and Contain IoT Security Threats

Tuesday, July 20
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Data breaches and threats will always be a part of IoT. As cybercriminals continue to get more sophisticated, so should our cybersecurity tactics. This means evolving to a proactive versus reactive approach to security, and that starts with zero trust networking – a concept that would stop bad actors from moving from device to device once the network infrastructure is infiltrated.

“Are you ready for Zero Trust Networking? Zero Trust Networking has evolved from concept and architecture to now being mandated in the recent Executive Order from the White House, as the way to protect Government, DoD, and critical infrastructure networks,” said speaker Wayne Dorris, business development manager of cybersecurity at Axis Communications. “The private sector is adopting Zero Trust Networking as well.”

In this session, attendees will gain a better understanding of zero trust networking and why it should be a part of all security plans, hearing first-hand perspectives on implementing a zero trust network, the process for designing the architecture and how this concept can be applied to the security industry as a whole.


  • Wayne Dorris, business development manager, cybersecurity, Axis Communications
  • Marianne Meins, senior vice president, public sector, Onclave Networks, Inc.
  • Adi Karisik, global technology leader for operational technology and practice manager for operational technology, Jacobs
  • Pierre Bourgeix, chief technology officer and founder, ESI Convergent, LLC

The Cloud & You: Moving to & Operating Applications in the Cloud

Tuesday, July 20
10:00-10:45 a.m.

The cloud has revolutionized the scale and security of physical security operations, reducing maintenance and provisioning time and redirecting those efforts to the actual practice of security; however, even with the major cloud service providers ramping up security and implementing world-class cybersecurity procedures, these back-end practices do not always translate to security on endpoint applications, as standards and APIs must be configured securely by customers. This session will take attendees through the recommended on-premises procedures of deploying a security application securely on the major cloud services.


  • Christopher Peckham, chief operating officer, Ollivier Corporation

Cloud Security Made Powerful, Simple & Secure – the True Advantages of a Natively Developed Cloud Solution

Tuesday, July 20
1:15-2:00 p.m.

Customer expectations in commercial security have changed. The simplicity, convenience and flexibility they are accustomed to from modern consumer devices and smart home technology have transformed their demands for professional video surveillance systems. Now more than ever, businesses are looking for ways to lower costs, increase productivity and better serve their customers. New, natively developed for-the-cloud video solutions are uniquely equipped to address these new expectations, growing business challenges and ever-changing network and data security issues. The value proposition for this cloud-based video recording and management is comprised of three components: the latest in camera technology, a completely redesigned user experience and the power of a world-class cloud infrastructure. This presentation will highlight how each component directly addresses the problems and needs of today’s business owner.


  • Aditya Krishnan, general manager, Amazon Kinesis video and data streams, Amazon Web Services
  • Charlie Erickson, chief technology officer, Stanley Security, Stanley Security Integration and Products

Converged Edge Technology and the Future of the Correlated Incident/Event Tracking Model

Tuesday, July 20
2:30-3:15 p.m.

Over 10 years, our world has seen the evolution of technology and the absolute need for open architecture that has enabled the security industry to see greater unification across IT, operational technology and physical security. This session will incorporate aspects of open architecture and technology that has exponentially improved operational and deployment efficiencies within secured identity, secured communication, secured cloud and secured entry which correlate to all three domains of people, process and technology. The presentation will also focus on the reduction and elimination of middleware when applying edge and cloud-based technologies and the beneficial and urgent use for work from home and remote operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Pierre Bourgeix, chief technology officer and founder, ESI Convergent, LLC
  • Jim Henry, independent consultant, Securitas Electronic Security, Inc.
  • Gary Nestler, senior vice president, branding, marketing and sales, Priority5
  • Bhavesh Patel, senior director, security operations and technology, Sanofi

Learn more about SIA Education@ISC West, view the full session lineup and register for the conference on the ISC West website.