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Security Industry Association Forms Counter-UAS Working Group

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has established a Counter-UAS Working Group, which held its initial meeting during ISC West 2023. The group is chaired by Bill Edwards, president of federal and public safety at Building Intelligence, Inc. Event venues are limited in their ability to establish counter-uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) given the myriad of regulatory…

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Calls to End Biometrics for Air Traveler Verification Are Misguided, Put Americans at Risk

In a recent letter to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), several U.S. senators have called for ending the successful and popular use of facial recognition technology for traveler verification at TSA screening checkpoints. Unfortunately, the senators’ demand is based on mischaracterizations despite visible information provided by TSA on how the technology is used. It’s always…

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Black History Month Spotlight on SIA Staff

This month, we celebrate SIA’s team members, who help make the association great and serve you, our members. February is Black History Month, and to celebrate, the Security Industry Association (SIA) is highlighting four members of our team, their valuable contributions to SIA and how they work to serve our membership. Get to know team…

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Security Industry Association Announces 2023 Board of Directors Nominations

The Security Industry Association (SIA) Nominations Committee has recommended seven individuals to serve as members of the SIA Board of Directors for an initial two-year term, pursuant to the SIA bylaws. These nominations will be submitted for ratification at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership gathering during ISC West, and approved by the SIA Board of Directors on March 28. The 2023…

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ASIS International and Security Industry Association Partner to Advance Opportunities to Advance, Connect and Empower Women in Security

Security LeadHER event set for June 12-13, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee ALEXANDRIA, Va./SILVER SPRING, Md. – ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA), the leading membership associations for the security industry, have announced a partnership to launch a new event designed to showcase women in security. The event, titled Security LeadHER, will be held…

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In Memoriam: Paul Ahern, CEO, Cypress Integration

Security Industry Association (SIA) members and the security industry are mourning the recent loss of Paul Ahern, longtime CEO of Cypress Integration Solutions, who died Jan. 17 at age 66 following a battle with liver and pancreatic cancer. Ahern joined Cypress in 2005 and was named the company’s president in 2007. During his time with…

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SIA New Member Profile: Sitasys

Security Industry Association (SIA) member Sitasys, a Swiss company located in Solothurn, provides an innovative alarm management platform, best in class finger-print identification and secure train communication. SIA spoke with Peter Monte, founder and CEO of Sitasys, about the company’s history and offerings, the security industry and working with SIA. Tell us the story of your…

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