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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Biden Administration Signs Executive Order to Improve the Nation’s Cybersecurity

Aiming to improve cybersecurity in the United States, President Biden signed an executive order (EO) on May 12, 2021. Although the EO focuses on U.S. federal departments’ and agencies’ cybersecurity, it will likely result in standards that will change the way the private sector manages cybersecurity within the United States and globally. This cybersecurity EO…

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Security Industry Association Announces Cybersecurity Certification for the Security Industry

The Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification (SICC) assesses and validates the core competencies needed to effectively perform security jobs involving critical aspects of cybersecurity.    SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the creation of the Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification (SICC), a new industry credential developed by SIA with support from PSA…

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What Is the DOD Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification?

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In this video, get an overview of the U.S. Department of Defense’s CMMC and its organization. On April 28, the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted Part 1 of the 2021 SIA GovSummit, the nation’s premier government security conference connecting government, security and technology. This daylong virtual conference featured insights from experts in government, industry, academia…

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NIST Invites Industry Experts to Join New Privacy Working Group

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced the launch of its new Privacy Workforce Public Working Group (PWWG). The PWWG aims to develop a set of task, knowledge and skill statements aligned with the NIST Privacy Framework and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to assist organizations in…

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Why a Uniform Privacy Law Would Be Good for the Security Industry

Compliance costs are a drag on profitability for all businesses, and security companies are no exception. As privacy laws are enacted on a state-by-state basis, complying with them will introduce new costs for all of us. As troubling are efforts to ban some of the technologies many security conscious organizations, including law enforcement, are using…

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Global Security Industry Statement on Cybersecurity Threats

As representatives of the security practitioners and security solutions providers responsible for protecting people and assets around the globe, our organizations have long championed and promoted robust cyber readiness education and adherence to international cybersecurity standards. We share a unified vision to continuously strengthen cyber readiness practices by all stakeholders within the security ecosystem. It is…

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Join SIA’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board & George Finney for the First Resilience Series Virtual Event

On April 13, the Security Industry Association (SIA) Cybersecurity Advisory Board will present the first offering in its Resilience Series. This new series of virtual events will showcase cybersecurity insights, exercises and discussions to make the physical security industry more cyber-resilient as a whole. Attendees are invited to take part in engaging discussions where we…

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