Security Cornerstones Learning Series

Essential education on core business and technology topics of the security industry

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SIA RISE Program

Security Cornerstones Learning Series

SIA's Security Cornerstones Learning Series provides a fundamental overview of the business practices and technologies used within today’s physical security industry.  Designed primarily for novice security professionals, it also promotes greater understanding of technical concepts for career veterans with a focus on elements of the industry they may not interact with directly or regularly.

The series includes e-learning modules which drive a go-at-your-own-pace understanding of the technology-based approaches that enhance physical security. Familiarity with the language of security industry technology is helpful but not required, as much of the basics will be covered.

About Security Cornerstones:

  • Approximately 10-20 minutes per module
  • On-demand education covering security and technology basics
  • Designed to help you learn the security industry
  • Free for SIA members, including academic members, or $29/module for non-member access
  • Content developed and vetted by SIA, security practitioners and veteran security industry experts

Available Learning Modules

Security Cornerstones - Security Ecosystem Learning ModuleModule One: The Security Ecosystem

The first module is The Security Ecosystem. This module offers a comprehensive exploration of how the industry works, which segment of the industry provides what services and the various stakeholders that are involved in a successful security deployment.

Module TwoModule Two: Access Control

The second module is Access Control. Physical access control Is the practice of granting and restricting access to different areas using various forms of locks and barriers. This module will introduce participants to key concepts in physical access control.

Upcoming Learning Modules

Module Three: Video Security

The Video Security module will be released Q3 2019.

Topics to be covered in this module:

  • What Is the Difference Between Digital, Analog and IP?
  • Camera Basics: Types and Functions
  • What is a Video Management System?
  • Video Analytics

Module Four: Intrusion, Alarms and Monitoring

Topics to be covered in this module:

  • How Does Home and Small Business Security Monitoring Work?
  • What Is a Central Station?
  • What Is the Relationship Between Central stations, Law Enforcement, Service Providers and Consumers?

Module Five: Security & Convergence

Topics to be covered in this module:

  • How Does Physical Security Fit Within the Internet of Things?
  • Cybersecurity
  • Security as a Business Tool
  • Forging Relationships Between Security and IT
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