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.

Mitigating Risks From A to Z-Wave
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Mitigating Risks From A to Z-Wave

A wireless standard delivers interoperability but could create vulnerability Zigbee and Z-Wave are wireless standards that enable home and building automation devices to communicate with each other without using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Z-Wave is lower power than Wi-Fi and has a longer range than Bluetooth. This article will examine the complexities and vulnerabilities introduced by…

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Artificial Intelligence, Real Security

AI has the potential to enhance multiple components of security systems When considering the challenges of ensuring life safety, improving physical security and increasing employee and contractor accountability, there are more options available than ever before. It is important to develop a comprehensive plan that includes layers of protection and utilizes the appropriate technology to…

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Spring 2019 SIA Technology Insights
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SIA Technology Insights – Spring 2019

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. This edition examines the new world of security, where everything is online, machines are learning to perform tasks and threats can come from anywhere in the world.

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Cyber:Secured Forum 2019 Reveals Preliminary Agenda

The second annual summit hosted by ISC Security Events, PSA Security Network and the Security Industry Association will tackle a variety of the latest cyber-physical security trends. DALLAS, Texas – ISC Security Events, PSA Security Network and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have revealed the preliminary agenda for the 2019 Cyber:Secured Forum, a conference connecting…

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Cybersecurity Imperative Key Finding: Digital Transformation Exposing Companies to Higher Cyber Risks

In late 2018, SIA partnered with ESI Thoughtlab, WSJ Pro Cybersecurity and a coalition of other organizations to release The Cybersecurity Imperative, a benchmarking study of the cybersecurity practices and initiatives of global organizations. One key finding of the the global benchmarking study is that the speed of digital transformation is heightening cyber risks for companies…

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Artificial Intelligence in Video Surveillance: Advantages Over Previous Technologies

The speed of development of artificial intelligence (AI) has aided its adoption in several industries, and the physical security market is increasingly looking to adopt AI applications, particularly in the case of deep learning algorithms in the video surveillance market. AI in Physical Security, a white paper produced for SIA in partnership with IHS Markit,…

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New Resource From NIST: Small Business Cybersecurity Corner

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched the Small Business Cybersecurity Corner, a website designed to provide small businesses with consistent, clear, concise and actinoable cybersecurity resources. All of the website’s resources are free and leverage insights from NIST and other federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and corporations. Chances are, your security organization…

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