Historically, physical security systems and information technology systems dwelt in different silos. Chief security officers and chief information officers ran their respective domains without input from the other. But rapid adoption of IP-based security devices spurred the convergence of physical and information security, bringing the two spheres together. SIA is dedicated to managing disciplines within this convergence.

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The Possible Crisis Before Us: How Deepfakes Could Combine With AI, Blockchain, Quantum and Other Threats

Note: The top image for this story is a series of deepfake images from ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com. Acceleration in digital processes, products and services has created many new and innovative digital solutions, some good and some not so good. We have faced political, digital marketing and health care challenges that created an opportunity for a new digital…

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Understanding Different Types and Uses of Video Surveillance Data

Jan. 22-28 is Data Privacy Week, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) Data Privacy Advisory Board is marking the occasion with helpful tips and guidance on key data privacy topics. Here, learn about different types and uses of video surveillance data. As artificial intelligence (AI) applications have matured, it has become commonplace to see video cameras shipped…

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Smart Building Technology: Is it Time You Make the Switch?

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In 2020, 75% of real estate executives anticipated that smart buildings would become the norm within five years. Now, almost three years after the announcement, many CRE professionals still struggle to incorporate these tools into their overall building strategy…and that is becoming a problem. First things first… What is a Smart Building? Before we dive…

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Data Privacy Code of Practice – Video Surveillance

The Security Industry Association (SIA) Data Privacy Advisory Board has produced this Code of Practice for Video Surveillance based on common privacy and security principles to provide manufacturers, integrators and end users with guidance that can be used to inform their development of sound policies and best practices that mitigate privacy risks while leveraging the power of video technology.

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SIA's Cybersecurity Advisory Board is a Champion of Cybersecurity Awareness month. Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart
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Proactive Proactivity in Security…and Why It’s Not Redundant

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) Cybersecurity Advisory Board is marking the occasion with a series of blogs, articles and videos containing helpful tips and guidance on key cybersecurity topics. In this blog from SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board Chair John Deskurakis – chief product security officer at Carrier – learn about the key…

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Cloud Solutions Rise Above On-Premises

Flexibility and Scalability Lead to Increased Migrations Over the past three years, one of the hottest trends within the security market has been the growing demand for cloud-based video services. While many environments still have on-premises solutions, an increasing number of businesses see advantages in moving to the cloud. The cloud delivers new efficiencies while…

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Data, Data Everywhere

The Right Tools Can Make Security Information Actionable – Even Predictive The future of the security industry is right in front of us, and it is being driven by data from sensors, smart devices, mobile phones, and other intelligent technologies. This connected environment leads to new opportunities to make informed, real-time security decisions. However, harvesting…

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