SIAcademy LIVE!

SIAcademy LIVE!

NEW! Instructor-Led Virtual Courses to Help You Grow Your Business and Technical Know-How

SIAcademy LIVE! e-learning programs are presented as tracks with 4-7 hours of training each. These live virtual courses are designed to accelerate your business growth, covering topics like how to do business with the government, how to optimize challenging parts of your integration business and cybersecurity for physical security pros and even technical training on video and access control systems.

The Basics

  • Instructor-led live online programming: Just like SIA’s popular Security Project Management courses, our SIAcademy LIVE! programs are all led by SIA-selected expert instructors in a small-group type format (maximum class size is 25 students). Expect lots of interaction; come ready to ask questions, bring your problems and share collaboratively with other students.
  • 4+ hours of training per course: You'll attend weekly classes covering important topics with each series.
  • 100% virtual! Our e-learning format makes it convenient to fit this into your busy schedule.
  • Missed a class? Don’t worry; all sessions will be recorded for your on-demand access.
  • Certificate of Completion: Once you complete a series, you will receive an official SIA Certificate of Completion, attesting your knowledge in this area.
  • SIA Center of Excellence quality content: Each SIAcademy LIVE! learning series is approved as SIA Center of Excellence content, ensuring it is thorough, vendor-neutral and highly informative.

Upcoming SIAcademy LIVE! Courses

SIAcademy LIVE! Cybersecurity for Physical Security Professionals: Course Begins Oct. 24, 2023

Course Dates: Oct. 24, 26 and 31; Nov. 2, 7 and 9, 2023

Developed in Partnership With:

PSA Security Network

Course Description

In this series, participants will learn about essential cybersecurity and networking subjects that are crucial for physical security professionals. Whether you are responsible for deploying and overseeing security solutions or require a solid grasp of these concepts for effective collaboration with partners and clients, this series of expert-led sessions has you covered.

The topics in this learning series address key concepts covered by the Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification (SICC) that will help you to enhance your cybersecurity knowledge, understand the cyber threat landscape, and become well-equipped to engage confidently in collaborative efforts, ensuring a higher level of security and competence in the physical security domain.

This series is ideal for:

  • Technicians, installers and project managers
  • IT directors, managers and tech support
  • Security consultants
  • Engineers (systems, application and IT), designers and integration specialists
  • Sales and marketing professionals who need to be knowledgeable on customer networks and cybersecurity requirements


Contact for discount code or to inquire about corporate group pricing.

Course Schedule

Session 1: Public Key Infrastructure and Secure Network Communications (Tuesday Oct. 24, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT)

Instructor: Jim Cooper, Chief Technology Officer, Integrated Security & Communication

Session 2: How Vulnerable Is Juice Shop? A Secure Code Review of Insecure Code (Thursday Oct. 26, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT)

Instructor: Joshua Beck, Staff Application Security Engineer, John Deere

Session 3: Best Practices in Patch Management and Software Security (Tuesday Oct. 31, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT)

Instructor: Will Knehr, Senior Manager of Information Security and Data Privacy, i-PRO Americas

Session 4: Advanced Encryption Standards (Thursday Nov. 2, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT)

Instructor: Will Knehr, Senior Manager of Information Security and Data Privacy, i-PRO Americas

Session 5: Onboarding New Technicians and Installers: Upskilling Practices That Work (Tuesday Nov. 7, 3:00-4:00 EST)

Instructor: Jennifer Maines, Director of IT Operations, Life Safety Engineered Systems

Session 6: Defense in Depth and Common Attack Vectors (Thursday Nov. 9, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST)


  • Paul Schmick, Senior Vice President of Security & Technology, Alliance Security
  • Chris Peckham, Chief Operating Officer, Ollivier

Next SIAcademy LIVE! Series:

Cybersecurity for Physical Security Professionals II

Oct. 24, 26 and 31; Nov. 2, 7 and 9

Purchase Access to SIAcademy LIVE! Learning Programs

  • Individual Access: Purchase your access to a SIAcademy LIVE! series for just $199 ($199 for SIA members; non-member rate is $249). Your ticket includes access to all sessions/dates within that course.
  • Corporate Access Package: Purchase access to any SIAcademy LIVE! series for any 5 employees for just $699 ($699 for SIA members; non-member corporate package is $899 for 5 employees).

Past Courses Available for Self-Directed, On-Demand Access

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