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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Learning and Development Committee

The SIA Learning and Development Committee (formerly the Education and Training Committee) builds a qualified security workforce by identifying and creating learning, training and career development opportunities for security professionals. Its offerings include instructor-led training, online education, scholarship programs, educational conferences and forums and instructional materials and resources.

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Certification Committee

The Certification Committee ensures SIA certification programs adhere to the standards for the development and maintenance of sound and legally defensible certifications. The committee determines the policies and procedures under which certifications are administered and awarded.

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Government Relations Committee

The Government Relations Committee helps identify and advise SIA members regarding legislation, regulations and other policy trends or pending government actions affecting the security industry and makes high-level recommendations for related actions.

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New Products and Solutions (NPS) Awards Committee

The SIA NPS Awards at ISC West is the premier industry event to recognize new and innovative security products and services. SIA NPS judges present awards in 30+ product and service categories and also recognize the annual Best New Product and Judges’ Choice Award winner out of the entries. Information on submitting entries into the SIA NPS Awards is available on the SIA NPS webpage.

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Standards Committee

The SIA Standards Committee serves as the guiding body of SIA standards programs. Its members work together to develop, promote and advocate industry standards in a coordinated effort with other standards and specification writing bodies. The SIA Standards Committee is chaired by a member of the committee and comprised of Standards Subcommittee Chairs and participants with specific interest areas from the security industry.

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