SIA Forms New Advisory Boards on AI and ESG – Now Seeking Volunteers

Security Industry Association (SIA)

SIA members are invited to volunteer; nominations close Sept. 15, 2023

To fulfill the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) mission to be a catalyst for success within the security industry, the SIA Board of Directors has approved the formation of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Advisory Board and the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advisory Board. Selection for participation on either of these advisory boards provides a unique platform for participating members to share knowledge with peers and work together to expand SIA’s influence on these significant business topics and expand SIA’s influence and expertise on new topics and advance learning by members stakeholders across government agencies, academia and corporate organizations and shape the industry’s future. SIA is pleased to open the call for nominations for these two advisory boards.

ESG Advisory Board

The SIA ESG Advisory Board is intended to encourage greater information sharing among SIA members – and their partners and customers – about established environmental, social and governance practices. The ESG Advisory Board will serve as a platform for dialogue about these critical marketplace issues, which may lead to enhancing ESG strategies to meet customer expectations, global ESG standards, investor interests and government requirements. Potential activities for the board may include:

  • SIA facts sheets/briefings summarizing key provisions of globally recognized socially responsible practices such as the UN Global Compact
  • Case studies of proven ESG practices that may be shared with consumers, security practitioners and potential employees
  • Thought leadership to security practitioners about managing ESG threats related to enterprise security
  • Recognition of members that achieve defined ESG goals established by the advisory board
  • Educational sessions at ISC West and other industry events
  • A SIA-promoted industry community service day

AI Advisory Board

The SIA AI Advisory Board has a mission to engage regulators on emerging AI issues and provide recommendations, guide development of definitions and standardizations of AI behavior in the security industry, drive the adoption AI solutions balanced within a defined risk management framework and promote the ethical AI application for equitable outcomes. The board will be separated into three subcommittees, education, regulatory and standards to drive actionable and agreed upon outcomes. Potential activities for the board may include:

  • Monitoring, supporting and drive AI regulation in the United States
  • Developing AI training courses, guidance for integrators and security practitioners
  • Supporting National Institute of Standards and Technology AI activities
  • Commissioning AI research report s
  • Guiding development of security industry standards on AI solutions
  • Guiding development of security industry selection guidelines for AI solutions

Specifically, the AI Advisory Board is looking for members with the qualifications found here.

Membership of the two advisory boards will be limited to a maximum of 15 members each, with each advisory board member representing their SIA member organization and serving a two-year term with no more than  two consecutive terms. Following formation of each advisory board’s membership, balanced subcommittees aligned with core principles will be established, allowing for greater participation by SIA members, particularly from individuals currently supporting their organizations’ ESG programs or AI solutions and members of the RISE community.

You may nominate a colleague or yourself. All appointments are subject to review by the SIA Executive Committee. Please submit your nominations no later than Friday, Sept. 15, by emailing SIA CEO Don Erickson at and including the following information:

  • Nominee’s full name
  • Nominee’s organization
  • Nominee’s email address
  • Nominee’s LinkedIn profile link
  • Nominee’s statement of interest: A paragraph highlighting the reason nominee is interested in participating and what the nominee hopes to accomplish
  • Nominee’s statement of qualifications: A paragraph highlighting nominee’s professional background, work experience and completed projects related to the advisory board