Critical Infrastructure

The National Infrastructure Protection Plan, developed by the Department of Homeland Security, recognizes identifies 16 specific sectors of critical infrastructure in American society. The Plan provides guidance for the public and private sectors to work together to ensure their security. SIA participates in the planning for security as the face of the private sector industry.

Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Our Bad Habits
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Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Our Bad Habits

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SIA Education@ISC West will provide conferees with more than 70 sessions of valuable information on important topics in the security industry at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas on April 10-12. Jerry Bowman, RCDD, RTPM, CISSP, CPP, CDCDP, President of Square Mile Systems LLC, will present one such session, Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Our Bad…

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The Security Buzz: January 5, 2018

2018 cybersecurity trends and predictions As we enter 2018, the security industry is buzzing with predictions of new challenges and opportunities in cybersecurity. See what made the top trends lists below. According to CSO Online, top predictions for the industry include: AI-powered attacks, reduced sandboxing technologies effectiveness, cyberhijacking, more compliance regulations, cyberinsurance policies, cyberwar, and…

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SIA New Member Profile: VuTeur

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VuTeur, based in Austin Texas, offers internal real-time intelligence software using two-way communication and analytics in coordination with existing physical security systems including access control, video surveillance, intercoms, intrusion detection, emergency management systems and more. The software, like the company, is called VuTeur. To learn more about it, SIA caught up with VuTeur CEO Jana Rankin. Visit the company’s…

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SIA New Member Profile: HSI Sensing

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to welcome aboard HSI Sensing, Chickasha, Oklahoma, as a new SIA Member! We caught up with Travis Posey, HSI Sensing Vice President of Business Development, to learn more about the sensor manufacturer. Are you at ISC West? Visit HSI Sensing at Booth 047. Or visit the company’s website at…

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Security Tech and Critical Infrastructure Protection

Security Industry Association Director of Industry Relations Ron Hawkins recently delivered a presentation on critical infrastructure protection at the Energy, Utility & Environment Conference. Here is a condensed version of his remarks. The risks and security challenges that utilities must manage have increased substantially in recent years. Electricity, obviously, has always been part of the…

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Our World in 360 Degrees: Benefiting from Panoramic Technology

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It’s no secret that video camera technology is advancing. The rate at which surveillance systems are adopted increases end over end each year, and in the world of panoramic camera technology, that growth is even more significant. IHS Markit projects that global shipments of 180- and 360-degree cameras will see an increase of 60 percent…

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A New Critical Infrastructure Leadership Role for SIA

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If you consider yourself to be a leader in offering solutions to protect our nation’s critical infrastructure, you will be interested to know more about the involvement of the Security Industry Association (SIA) with a new DHS Center of Excellence known as the Critical Infrastructure and Resilience Institute (CIRI). Funded through a $20 million, five-year…

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SIA Unveils Agenda for 2015 SIA Government Summit

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The Security Industry Association will host the 2015 SIA Government Summit on June 8-10, 2015, at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. Silver Spring, Md.— The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced an exciting slate of speakers for the SIA Government Summit, to be held June 8-10, 2015, at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C.…

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Who Is Entering Your Facility?

Verifying identities is challenging. Here’s how partnerships can help. Recently, tragic events have drawn attention to the challenge of truly knowing who people are, whether they belong inside a secured area, and if they’ve maintained compliance with access requirements that are designed to ensure safe and secure work environments. As a co-founder of the Secure…

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