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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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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SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board – Resilience Series
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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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Does Your Small Business Need Privacy Guidance? A New 2-Pager From NIST Can Help

One of the biggest emerging challenges for businesses involves implementing data privacy practices that meet both compliance demands and consumer expectations. This can be especially true for small businesses that lack the resources of enterprise-level organizations. During the past few years, the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) Data Privacy Advisory Board has sought to assist members…

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SIA’s Commitment to Data Privacy

On Data Privacy Day 2021, the Security Industry Association (SIA) reiterates its commitment to promoting sound data privacy practices in the converged security technology sector. SIA in 2017 created the Data Privacy Advisory Board, and during the past four years, that panel has raised awareness of this critical issue through webinars, white papers, conference presentations,…

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