SIA’s Member Communities

At SIA, we’ve created unique member communities to help advance the opportunities for veterans, young professionals and women in our industry. Our communities are close-knit groups led by passionate volunteers and we invite you to participate in these communities. Learn more about each community and sign-up for the community directly on the linked community landing pages.


RISE: Today’s Rising Stars. Tomorrow’s Security Leaders.

RISE is a SIA community that fosters the careers of young professionals in the security industry, offering an annual conference (AcceleRISE), lively meet-ups at industry events and virtually, an active mentorship program, scholarships and the 25 on the RISE recognition program for emerging leaders.

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Women in Security Forum

The SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) engages all security professionals to promote, recruit and cultivate women’s leadership for a bolder presence within the industry. The community organizes an annual conference (Security LeadHER), the Power 100 recognition program, a scholarship program and networking opportunities, and many charitable programs that impact women seeking professional careers, and networking opportunities.

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Veterans in Security

Veterans in Security

Newest among our communities is the SIA Veterans in Security – a community focused on the issues and concerns of veterans and active military members who are in – or are interested in joining – the security industry. Launched with a kickoff event in May 2024, the SIA Veterans community is also closely involved in efforts to attract veterans to the security industry.

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Find Other Areas to Join and Grow

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