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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Solving Business Challenges With Computer Vision: Artificial Intelligence Technologies Will Soon Be Transformative

Alan Turing is considered to be a founding pioneer of artificial intelligence (AI), dating back to the 1940s. The role of AI, in particular computer vision, has dramatically increased since then, in part because of the overwhelming amount of digital and visual data in our daily lives. Computer vision is one of the most advanced…

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The Future Is Autonomous: AI Will Enable Security Solutions to Analyze and Act

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a part of our everyday lives. People interact with AI, for example, when shopping online and getting a question answered by a chatbot or having the website recommend additional items for purchase. In addition, AI makes it easy for people to leverage voice-to-text responses on mobile devices quickly and accurately.…

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The Flexible Approach to Access Control: Open-Source Systems and the Cloud Provide Savings and Scalability Options

Jumping into the world of business is not for the faint of heart. In addition to managing employees, overseeing finances and creating a sustainable plan, there are many other important considerations to be aware of, such as ensuring the comprehensive protection of people and assets inside the facility. Entrepreneurs are responsible for the safety of…

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The Long Path to True Convergence: Where Do Things Really Stand and Why Have They Not Progressed Further?

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The ongoing digital transformation means limitless opportunities for those who can harness the digitization of the physical world safely and effectively. But these changes have forever altered the threat landscape, leaving no entity without risk. According to the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), today’s threats result from hybrid attacks targeting both physical and…

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Cybersecurity Tips: Collaborating for the Collective Defense

In this article, learn about the importance of collaboration in defending against cybersecurity threats, the changing cybersecurity landscape, the need for greater transparency in building an effective business case, cyber-physical security convergence, how to foster collaboration for the collective defense and more. These tips were developed with the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) Cybersecurity Advisory Board…

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Cybersecurity Tips: Supply Chain Security

In this article, learn about recent challenges with the nation’s supply chain and get expert insights on how to secure your supply chain. These tips were developed with the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) Cybersecurity Advisory Board during Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 as part of SIA’s efforts to promote responsible connectivity and encourage SIA members to strengthen their cybersecurity…

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What Can AI Do for You?

The security industry has no shortage of buzz terms, and one that is consistently in the discussion is artificial intelligence, or AI. I’ve heard about AI since I was a kid – as early as The Terminator’s Skynet and HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey, the concept of AI has been presented to us as…

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Cybersecurity Tips: Risk and Vulnerability Management

Managing cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities is a critical activity for any robust security program. Risk management and vulnerability management are performed in tandem to help keep your network safer and more secure. In this article from the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) Cybersecurity Advisory Board (CAB), learn key concepts in risk and vulnerability management and get…

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