Security Industry Association Unveils Program for 2021 Securing New Ground Conference

Securing New Ground: The Business of Security, a Global Digital Experience, Oct. 28, Virtual

Top C-suite leaders, cybersecurity experts and business luminaries will headline the security industry’s executive conference taking place as a virtual event Oct. 28.

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2021 agenda and speaker lineup for Securing New Ground (SNG), the security industry’s executive conference, taking place Oct. 28 as a virtual event. At SNG 2021, the security industry will gather for top-quality information sharing, networking and business analysis.

This year’s Securing New Ground conference will drive industry trends and offer opportunities to connect directly with the leaders who are setting the tone for the future of security. The virtual program will explore the most current issues like cybersecurity and the health care supply chain and securing smart buildings, share chief information officer and chief technology officer perspectives on the technology horizon, share investment insights for the security industry and drive new connections through engaging virtual roundtable discussions.

A key theme of the 2021 SNG program is cybersecurity, and for the first time the conference will feature a Cybersecurity Town Hall hosted by SIA’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board. Other highlights will include the popular View From the Top executive panel, in-depth “SNG Conversations” with business leaders and an opportunity to share input on the implications of major consumer and tech developments and help shape SIA’s 2022 Security Megatrends.

View the full agenda here.

Speakers for SNG 2021 include:

  • Keynote: Tom Garrison, vice president and general manager, client security strategy and initiatives, Intel Corporation
  • Bhuvana Badrinathan, chief information officer, Convergint
  • Peter Boriskin, chief technology officer, Americas, ASSA ABLOY
  • Steve Jones, global chairman and CEO, Allied Universal
  • Min Kyriannis, CEO, Amyna Systems
  • Haniel Lynn, CEO, Kastle Systems
  • Michael McNeil, global chief information security officer, McKesson Corporation
  • Luis Orbegoso, senior vice president and president, Americas, Allegion
  • Megan Atkins Thoben, A.A.E., director of operations and business development, Louisville Regional Airport Authority

View the full list of speakers here.

This event is free for security practitioners, including security managers, chief security officers and security directors. Industry registration starts at $149; learn more and register to attend here.

SNG 2021 is sponsored by Allegion, AMAG Technology, ASSA ABLOY, Axis Communications, Bosch, Brivo, Convergint, Dell Technologies, dormakaba Group, Genetec, Imperial Capital, Intel, LenelS2, Milestone Systems, Prosegur Security, Raymond James and Salient Systems. SNG is also supported by industry partner ISC Security Events and media partners Campus Safety, SDM,, Security Systems News, Security Sales & Integration and Security Magazine.

About SIA

SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,100 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 learning and development, opening global market opportunities and collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As the premier 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 GovSummit, 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.