International Relations Committee

The SIA International Relations Committee works to internationally represent and advocate for SIA members in the security industry. The committee serves as an authoritative resource for SIA members and their partners in priority international security markets beginning with the security market in Latin America. The committee is the oversight body charged with developing and executing SIA’s international outreach strategies and programming objectives designed to promote international cooperation and marketing opportunities between SIA members and various international security companies and security industry trade associations.

Key committee efforts include:

  • Developing content for Expo Seguridad México conference programs
  • Presenting webinar series and white papers
  • Hosting committee and SIA networking programs
  • Serving as an influential voice to the media and independent research firms about given markets
  • Managing translation of key SIA publications such as SIA Technology Insights, engaging security end users in committee programs
  • Mentoring next-generation security leaders
  • Conducting outreach to colleges and universities
  • Providing model program templates to SIA members operating in aligned markets
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Environmental, Social and Governance Advisory Board

The Security Industry Association (SIA) Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Advisory Board, announced in 2023, is intended to encourage greater information sharing among SIA members – and their partners and customers – about established environmental, social and governance practices. The ESG Advisory Board serves as a platform for dialogue about these critical marketplace issues, which may lead to enhancing ESG strategies to meet customer expectations, global ESG standards, investor interests and government requirements. Potential activities for the board may include:

  • SIA facts sheets/briefings summarizing key provisions of globally recognized socially responsible practices such as the UN Global Compact
  • Case studies of proven ESG practices that may be shared with consumers, security practitioners and potential employees
  • Thought leadership to security practitioners about managing ESG threats related to enterprise security
  • Recognition of members that achieve defined ESG goals established by the advisory board
  • Educational sessions at ISC West and other industry events
  • A SIA-promoted industry community service day
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Utilities Advisory Board

SIA Utilities Advisory Board logoSIA’s Utilities Advisory Board demonstrates thought leadership on compliance and technology topics of interest to professionals managing security at a wide spectrum of utility facilities. It develops recommendations and guidance for the physical security and cybersecurity of utilities infrastructure, offers formal responses to security rules and guidance proposed by regulatory agencies, shares knowledge with related industries and develops content for SIA events and publications.

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Autonomous Solutions Working Group

About the Working Group

SIA’s Autonomous Solutions Working Group (formerly the AI, Drones and Robotics Interest Group) brings together members of the security industry, end users, technology experts and other interested parties to promote best practices regarding the use of robots in security, develop research, offer guidance on legislative and regulatory matters and enhance communication and collaboration.

Working Group Goals

  • Equip SIA members with resources to understand, share and implement security and facility solutions that feature autonomous functionality
  • Provide a member forum to discuss solutions, case studies, applications and opportunities
  • Advocate for responsible use of artificial intelligence- (AI-) enabled autonomous solutions, whether they are fixed or mobile

Join the Working Group

Want to get more involved in autonomous solutions efforts? Join the Autonomous Solutions Working Group! We’re looking for SIA members who:

  • Strive to provide the most up-to-date solutions to their base in order to provide the best solutions and capture competitive advantages
  • Are interested in where AI-enabled solutions are headed
  • Want to influence manufacturers’ design and applications
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Public Safety Working Group

The Public Safety Working Group focuses on improving the safety, security and sustainability of communities. The group is comprised of SIA members, security practitioners and first responders who combine their experiences and insights to develop resources regarding the effective and responsible implementation of security technologies.

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CSI MasterFormat Working Group

The CSI MasterFormat Working Group seeks to ensure that the MasterFormat construction specifications for security and life safety equipment, especially those contained in Division 28, are appropriate for current technologies and uses.

MasterFormat, from the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and Construction Specifications Canada, provides an organizational structure that is an important tool in the construction and architecture and engineering fields. The document’s Division 28 lists titles and numbers for “Electronic Safety and Security,” but that section had not been fully updated since 2004. In 2014-15, the MasterFormat Division 28 Working Group produced a set of recommendations to overhaul Division 28 to reflect the current state of security technology. Those recommendations were incorporated into the 2016 edition of MasterFormat.

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Data Privacy Advisory Board

The Data Privacy Advisory Board provides information and best practices to help SIA members handle sensitive data in a safe and secure manner to protect the personally identifiable information of their employees, partners and customers from potential breaches. The board leverages the collective expertise of industry professionals, law enforcement, security practitioners and data privacy experts to inform and educate SIA member companies about the importance of protecting personally identifiable information.

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