Utilities Advisory Board

SIA’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. The Utilities Advisory Board provides a platform for members to develop vendor-agnostic resources that provide insight and information about market trends and leading practices in the energy sector, as well as other utilities on which we all rely. The advisory board will develop recommendations and guidance for physical security and cybersecurity of utilities infrastructure, offer formal responses to security rules and guidance proposed by regulatory agencies, share knowledge with related industries and develop content for SIA events and publications.

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Identity and Biometric Technology Advisory Board (IBTAB)

Using multiple biometric markets and factors for authentication

Mission Statement

Our mission: To promote the advancement and adoption of innovative biometric and digital identification solutions to secure critical assets, protect individual identity, safeguard propriety data, and enhance consumer experience. Biometric and digital identification solutions must be used in an ethical and lawful manner, without discrimination against any particular individual or groups.

The SIA Identity and Biometric Technology Board (IBTAB) is an exclusive advisory panel to the SIA Board of Directors. IBTAB is comprised of biometric and digital identification experts who guide SIA’s engagement with operators of critical infrastructure both in private and public sectors. IBTAB’s technical expertise focuses on the operational and scalable features embedded within advanced biometric and digital identification solutions, and IBTAB members are prepared to work with policymakers and decision-makers interested in understanding such solutions.

Membership Criteria

Eligibility for membership in the IBTAB extends to SIA manufacturers and solutions providers who perform research and development, design, testing, distribution, and deployment of biometric and digital identification solutions.

Member companies include:

  • CLEAR
  • EyeLock
  • Galaxy Control Systems
  • IDEMIA
  • IdentyTech Solutions
  • Leidos
  • Microsoft
  • NEC Corporation of America
  • Paravision
  • Princeton Identity
  • SAIC
  • ZKTeco

Advisory Board Members

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Cybersecurity Advisory Board

SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board

The Cybersecurity Advisory Board is a board-appointed group of industry cybersecurity experts whose mission is to guide SIA members ahead of potential cybersecurity issues related to electronic physical security measures. The board provides prescriptive guidance and advocacy for new and existing cybersecurity strategies and solutions. This leadership enables SIA to prepare its members for challenges related to wider adoption of the Internet of Things and the use of secure networked devices for security.

The SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board is a collection of representatives from SIA member organizations and partners that are involved in activities geared toward improving the cyber-resiliency of the physical security industry.

The group advises SIA’s Board of Directors, staff and membership on cybersecurity initiatives that have the potential to improve the cybersecurity posture of the industry, including but not limited to creating and curating content in the form of papers, webinars and research; advising education committees on cybersecurity education; providing comment and analysis on cybersecurity-related legislation or standards; and liaising with other associations and organizations on cybersecurity efforts.

SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board Members

The Cybersecurity Advisory Board is comprised of the following individuals:

  • John Deskurakis (Chair), Carrier
  • Jody Booth, Intel
  • Josh Chin, Net Force
  • Ray Coulombe, Security Specifiers
  • Chuck Davis, Caveat Labs
  • Wayne Dorris, Axis Communications
  • John Gallagher, Viakoo Inc.
  • Terry Gold, D6 Research
  • Antoinette King, Credo Cyber Consulting
  • Min Kyriannis, Amyna Systems Inc.
  • Rachelle Loyear, G4S
  • Pauline Norstrom, Anekanta Consulting
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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 methods for mitigating the risk of data breaches.

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