IntelligentSIA: The Top 10 Benefits, Events and Opportunities for SIA Members in May 2024

Hey SIA members! Here are the top things you need to know about our latest activities and resources, upcoming events and opportunities and more.

Welcome, New Members!

The Security Industry Association (SIA) would like to welcome its newest members: 3SI + Wren, Academy Security Group, Ace Hardware, Actineon, Active Risk Survival, Algotive, Bassett Sales, ButterflyMX, CloudCard, eConnect, FDI, ICIP, LandSkyAI, M&R Electronic Systems, Prairie Capital, Precise People, Predictive Solutions Engineering, RMELAS Technology Group, SIG EMEA, SmartHub, SoftGuard Technologies, Stanford University, Structure Consulting Group, SWEAR, Wave Source and Yale University Security. Thanks for your membership, and we look forward to working with you!

Here’s What Else You Need to Know This Month:

  • Time is running out to attend the 2024 SIA GovSummit conference! Don’t miss your chance to convene in D.C. May 21-22 and connect with leaders, experts and decision makers focused on protecting government operations at all levels.
  • SIA has announced the launch of its new Veterans in Security Forum, a community focused on the issues and concerns of veterans and active military members who are in – or are interested in joining – the security industry. On May 20, the community will host a kickoff event in D.C.; learn more and sign up to attend here.
  • Also in the D.C. area: Join your fellow industry professionals at the next SIA National Capital Region Security Forum networking event! Meet and connect with fellow security professionals over complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres on May 16 at this rooftop event sponsored by VOLT AI and held at Punch Bowl Social in Arlington, Virginia.
Security Industry Community Service Day 2024
  • SIA recently announced the first-ever Security Industry Community Service Day, a new initiative focused on community service projects. SIA encourages the whole industry to participate by giving back to the community when #SecurityGivesBack on June 7.
  • New video from SIA Board of Directors Chair Scott Dunn! Get a look inside top goals, planned initiatives and priorities for your association in 2024 and moving forward.
AcceleRISE 2024: Aug. 12-14 It's going to be monumental!
  • Got an idea to share? Speak at AcceleRISE! Help young professionals and rising stars in our industry grow, inspire and lead at this unique event happening Aug. 12-14 in Washington, D.C. Proposals are due May 14; get started here.
  • SIA has named four women biometrics leaders as the recipients of the 2024 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards, a globally recognized program presented by SIA with support from sponsor IDEMIA and organizational and media partners AVISIAN, Biometric Update and SIA’s Identity & Biometric Technology Advisory Board and Women in Security Forum. Congratulations to the honorees!
  • It’s time to register for the second annual Security LeadHER conference, an event created by SIA and ASIS International and designed to showcase women in security. Security LeadHER 2024 will be held June 24-25 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more and save your seat here!
  • Take your projects and career to the next level with a SIA course or training! Join us June 5 for a virtual review course to help you prepare for the Certified Security Project Management (CSPM) credential exam, or June 10-13 for the virtual Basics of SPM course.
  • SIAThere! is coming to Dallas, Texas! On June 13, join SIA members and regional security professionals for an industrywide, free networking event generously sponsored by Axis Communications and held at the Axis Experience Center in Dallas. RSVP here!