Joe Gittens is the director of standards for the Security Industry Association. In this capacity, he is the staff liaison in direct support of the various technical efforts underway in the SIA Standards subcommittees and working groups. Joe provides leadership in assessing and educating SIA members on emerging technologies that require the industry’s attention – advancing the continued convergence of physical and information security. He was recognized as a 2016 American National Standards Institute Next Generation Standards award winner for his work with SIA and liaising with other standards development organizations.

Joe holds degrees in mechanical engineering and economics from the University of Virginia and spent his early career performing technical research in various fields ranging from information technology to financial services.​

Key Responsibilities

  • SIA standards and technology projects
  • SIA  Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) outreach and training
  • Cybersecurity

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