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From Seed to Sale: Securing a Cannabis Operation Poses Unique Challenges

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The cannabis industry is one of the fastest-growing verticals in the United States, offering a variety of opportunities for businesses seeking to capitalize on continued state deregulation. Amid global shutdowns, shelter-in-place orders, loss of jobs and the ever-present threat of illness, cannabis sales skyrocketed in 2020. A study conducted by Leafly using state tax and…

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The Long Path to True Convergence: Where Do Things Really Stand and Why Have They Not Progressed Further?

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The ongoing digital transformation means limitless opportunities for those who can harness the digitization of the physical world safely and effectively. But these changes have forever altered the threat landscape, leaving no entity without risk. According to the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), today’s threats result from hybrid attacks targeting both physical and…

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What SIA Members Need to Know About Federal Contractor Employee Vaccination Rules

With the Dec. 8 deadline for federal contractors and many subcontractor employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 fast approaching, affected security industry suppliers are building and implementing compliance programs. This SIA video roundtable discussion featuring Diz Locaria, partner at Venable, LLP; Lynn de Séve, founder and president of GSA Schedules, Inc.; and Fabiola Francisco,…

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Foundation for Advancing Security Talent Extends Free Job Postings to the FAST Jobs Board for SIA and ESA Members

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Electronic Security Association and Security Industry Association members will be able to list jobs for free through August 2022 to help the security industry recover from the business impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. DALLAS, Texas – The Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST) has announced an extension of its free job listings for Electronic Security…

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SIA Technology Insights – Summer 2021

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In every issue of SIA Technology Insights, we try to look to the cutting edge (and sometimes even to the bleeding edge) of security technology, to ensure you stay current with the steady whir of technology change. This edition examines the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on security operations, from touchless access control to temperature screening, as well as topics like how security technology is evolving from detection to intervention and prevention.

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Touchless Entry Is Here to Stay: How Modifications to Building Access Promote Both Security and Safety

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immense impact on nearly every aspect of our lives, including how people interact and perform their jobs and even how buildings are designed. The goal of all these changes? Reducing human-to-human contact and, thus, slowing or stopping the spread of the virus. As a result, businesses are challenged to…

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The Year That Changed Security: How the Pandemic Shaped the Use of Technology in 2020 and Going Forward

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To say that the year 2020 was challenging is a huge understatement. In March of last year, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted life around the world. Regular business operations and the economy came to a halt. Businesses such as those in retail, stadiums, casinos, hotels and restaurants were particularly hard hit. Unemployment spiraled, as did frustration…

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Relevant Security Technologies Under the American Rescue Plan Act

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In this video, get an overview of which safety and security solutions fall into allowable uses under ARP and CARES Act funding. On April 28, the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted Part 1 of the 2021 SIA GovSummit, the nation’s premier government security conference connecting government, security and technology. This daylong virtual conference featured insights…

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