SIA Vertical Insights Symposium Series

Gain Insight Into Key Verticals

NEW! A Series of Virtual Events Focused on Top Vertical Markets, Designed to Bring Together Practitioners, Security Integrators, Solutions Providers, Consultants and Others Involved in Protecting These Key Sectors:

  • Health Care Safety and Security (April 15)
  • K-12 Education Safety and Security (June 24)
  • Energy Sector Safety and Security (July 29)
  • Public Transportation Safety and Security (Dec. 7)

Register for Access to Vertical Insights Symposiums

Your ticket to a SIA Vertical Insights symposium includes:

  • 3 hours of virtual training content
  • Downloadable resources
  • Personalized introductions
  • Virtual networking

Registration Rates (all prices are per symposium):

  • $49 for practitioners (security managers, CSOs, security directors and affiliated staff). Government registrants can also access this rate. (This discounted rate is subject to verification of your position.)
  • $89 for SIA members
  • $99 for non-member industry attendees

Interested in sponsoring a symposium? Contact SIA's Marc Benson.

Next Symposium:
Thursday, April 15

Reducing workplace violence in hospitals and other healthcare settings

Health Care Security Symposium

Bonus: Symposium attendance is approved for 2 CEUs for the IAHSS' CHPA certification.

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2021 SIA Vertical Insights Symposiums

When: Thursday, April 15, 1-4 p.m. EDT

Health Care Security Vertical Insights Symposium

Join us for the first Vertical Insights Symposium on health care security! These are unprecedented times in health care security, with practitioners and their providers challenged to meet new demands in a rapidly altered environment. This half-day online event will address several of these challenges.

Earn recertification credits: This event is approved for 2 CEUs for the IAHSS' CHPA certification.

Ideal for:

  • Health care security leaders, including chief security officers, security managers, security directors and security support staff
  • Systems integration company staff serving health care clients
  • Consultants/specifiers/engineers
  • Executive leadership and business development professionals working with health care clients
  • Product managers responsible for solutions targeted for health care applications

Produced with support from:

Allegion Dell Technologies LenelS2Salient Systems

Agenda (All Times EDT)

1:00-1:05 p.m. – Welcome

1:05-1:35 p.m. – Keynote Address: A Post-Pandemic Vision of Hospital Security

Hospital safety and security policies and procedures have changed significantly during the past year because of the pandemic. Will the future look more like 2019 or 2020? Or will it be something completely different?

  • Mark Reed, Director of Support Services, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital

1:35-1:55 p.m. – What Do the Numbers Say? Findings from Health Care Security Research

In this session, a leading researcher will analyze the data and trends from this unique era in health care security.

  • Niall Jenkins, Consulting Director, Security and Building Technology, Omdia

1:55-2:25 p.m. – Meeting Compliance Demands: Guidance from the Joint Commission and CMS

Regulators will provide insights into how hospital security practitioners can deploy compliant policies and solutions.

  • James Kendig, Field Director, The Joint Commission
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Speaker TBA
  • Moderator: Bonnie Michelman, Executive Director of Police, Security and Outside Services, Massachusetts General Hospital

2:25-2:40 p.m. –  Networking Break: Meet Other Participants

2:40-3:10 p.m. – A Cost Center No More: Leveraging Integrated Security Equipment for Operational Efficiency

Learn how hospitals are implementing innovative approaches that expand the functionalities of security equipment beyond protection and risk management.

  • Robert Leahy, Senior Systems and Technology Manager, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Shawn Reilly, Risk Evaluation and Security Training Program Development, Tech Systems
  • Chris Sessa, Director, Financial and Healthcare, Salient Systems
  • Moderator: Ron Hawkins, Director of Industry Relations, SIA

3:10-3:40 p.m. – Securing the Digital Perimeter: Protecting Patients by Countering Cyberthreats

Cyber attacks can lead to data breaches, ransomware demands, a compromised physical security system and other devastating results. How can hospitals defend against them?

  • Doug Coppola, Director, Health Care Solutions, LenelS2
  • Lee Kim, Director of Thought Advisory, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
  • Avi Rubin, Director, Johns Hopkins University Health and Medical Security Lab, and Technical Director, Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute
  • Moderator: Joe Gittens, Director of Standards, SIA

3:40-4 p.m. – Good-Better-Best: A Guide to Implementing Security Systems in Health Care Facilities

Security leaders within the SIA membership developed this tiered approach to help practitioners identify the right solutions for their locations­­­.

  • Sean Ahrens, Security Market Group Leader, Affiliated Engineers
  • Cameron Walker-Miller, Associate Director of Standards, SIA

4 p.m. – Closing

Register for Symposium

Cost: Registration for the Vertical Insights Symposium series starts at $49 for practitioners (security managers, CSOs, security directors and affiliated staff) and IAHSS members. Government registrants can also access this discounted $49 rate. SIA member rate access is $89; non-member industry tickets are $99. Your registration includes full access to the entire program and networking activities, plus all handouts/downloads/reports. Practitioner and government rate is subject to verification of your role/position.

SIA Vertical Insights Symposium Series