Information Technology

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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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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New Member Profile: ROG Security

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member ROG – based in Los Angeles, California – is a software technology company that develops artificial intelligence (AI) for the security guard industry. ROG provides its software as a service to security personnel anywhere in the world with its cloud delivery. SIA spoke with Jordan Lippel, ROG’s chief operating…

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SIA Technology Insights Spring 2018 issue
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SIA Technology Insights – Spring 2018

In every issue of SIA Technology Insights, we try to look to the cutting edge (and sometimes even to the bleeding edge) of security technology, to ensure you stay current with the steady whir of technology change. In that spirit, we start this issue off with two technologies – social media and facial recognition – that are seeing great adoption in the consumer space and poised to be adopted for security and safety applications.

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PSA Security Network, ISC Security Events and the Security Industry Association Announce Sponsors for Cyber:Secured Forum

Bosch, Dahua Technology USA & Milestone Systems Unveiled as Gold Sponsors of Inaugural Event DENVER, Colo. – ISC Security Events, PSA Security Network and the Security Industry Association (SIA) today announced the roster of sponsors for the inaugural Cyber:Secured Forum, to be held June 4–6 in Denver, Colorado. Cyber:Secured Forum is a two-day intensive summit…

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Cyber:Secured Forum Spotlight: Katie Moussouris and Bug Bounty Programs

While some physical security companies have begun penetration testing programs for their devices and systems, this practice isn’t nearly as widely used in physical security as it in other industries, namely the IT and Internet of Things fields. Considering the number of video surveillance cameras, access control systems and networked security devices in homes and businesses…

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sti early alert spurs action
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Early Alerts Spur Action

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Why corporate security teams rely on social media for real-time information Social media is transforming information distribution. Increasingly, it is where breaking news first appears. It’s where high-profile politicians make announcements, share opinions and shape public debate on the issues. It’s instantaneous, pervasive and truly global. And social media is deeply embedded in popular culture.…

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