Posts by Don Erickson, CEO

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SIA Commends Department of Commerce and Department of Homeland Security on Botnet Report

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Report follows Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure SILVER SPRING, Md. – On May 30, 2018, the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security released an action-oriented report on how the private sector and government can collaborate to mitigate against the threat of botnets and automated distributed attacks. The…

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How SIA Works to Enhance School Security

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[The following blog post, originally published Feb. 21, 2018, has been updated following the May 2018 shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.] Approximately 50 million students attend 100,000 public schools in the United States. These schools are where young minds are sharpened and tomorrow’s leaders are forged, and the Security Industry Association (SIA)…

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Growing the Security Talent Pipeline Through IT Apprenticeship Programs

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As the security marketplace evolves, the industry should embrace hands-on workforce development partnerships between government and industry that will address the current skills shortage. These practical learning opportunities for students will be made possible through the enactment of the “CHampioning Apprenticeships for New Careers and Employees in TECHnology Act” sponsored by U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton,…

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Growing the Security Talent Pipeline Through Corporate Social Responsibility

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It isn’t just about a paycheck for employees anymore. Today’s employees, particularly Millennials, are attracted to companies that demonstrate a commitment to philanthropy and giving back to local communities—and this provides a “win-win relationship” for employers who seek a competitive advantage in hiring with a commitment to foster a workplace environment with engaged employees. In…

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Helping Hurricane Irma Victims

Colleagues, In a short two weeks, we have seen two massive hurricanes strike the United States. A short time ago, we lamented the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, and now Hurricane Irma has left a path of destruction through Florida, the US Virgin Islands, and surrounding areas. To again assist with…

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Assisting Hurricane Harvey Victims

Dear SIA Members, Like all of you, we have watched with heartbreak the destruction and havoc caused by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent flooding in Texas. Our industry is ultimately focused on the safety and security of fellow citizens, and as such, the Security Industry Association (SIA) wishes to convey its support for all those…

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