SIA Standards Service Award
Recognizing outstanding Leadership related to SIA's standards programs and services
About the SIA Standards Service Award
The SIA Standards Service Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated continued excellence and tireless service in volunteer efforts related to the leadership, development, education and advocacy of SIA’s standards programs and services. The SIA Standards Service Award is presented at The Advance, SIA's annual membership meeting held during ISC West.
2021 SIA Standards Service Award Recipient: Tony Diodato
SIA has named Tony Diodato as the recipient of the 2021 SIA Standards Service Award. Diodato is the founder and chief technology officer at Cypress Integration Solutions. Before founding Cypress in 1983, he became acquainted with SIA 40 years ago at his first trade show in New York City, where he met prolific industry veteran and SIA volunteer Sandra Jones. Diodato has been active in efforts to develop SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) – a SIA access control communications standard designed to improve interoperability among access control and security products – since 2012. He has been co-chair of the SIA OSDP Working Group since 2018.
Diodato was instrumental in the development of SIA OSDP version 2.2 – which was released in December 2020 and improves interoperability, security and support for smart card applications – and played a critical role in getting SIA OSDP approved as an international standard by the International Electrotechnical Commission in June 2020. He has spoken at many industry conferences and events on the importance of security industry adoption of SIA OSDP and has introduced the SIA OSDP Working Group to a new generation of industry talent through involving his development team in a variety of working group projects.