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Leading security associations join forces

Teaming up helps deliver increased services to global security leaders
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03/23/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. and SILVER SPRING, Md.—ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have entered into a partnership to best aid in the COVID-19 recovery and rebuilding efforts of their diverse group of 34,000 member professionals and over 1,000 member companies.

ISC West rescheduled for July 20-22

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03/13/2020

LAS VEGAS— Reed Exhibitions announced that ISC West, originally scheduled for March 17-20, has being rescheduled for July 20-22, 2020, here at the Sands Expo Center.

PSA, SIA team up to create cyber track for PSA TEC 2020

Former State Department senior advisor for innovation Alec Ross to keynote
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02/19/2020

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA and the Security Industry Association (SIA) are teaming up to provide a cybersecurity track at PSA TEC 2020, an annual systems integrator focused conference, held April 20-23 at the Sheraton Downtown in Denver, Colo.

SIA commends new trade agreement

The US-Mexico-Canada agreement will create a more open trade landscape while removing unnecessary trade barriers.
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01/31/2020

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) commends Congress and the administration on the signing of the much-anticipated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

SIA announces RISE Scholarship winners

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01/09/2020

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected five recipients for the 2020 SIA RISE Scholarship, a program offered through SIA’s RISE community of young security professionals that supports the education and career development goals of young indu

Ric McCullough joins SIA’s Executive Council

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11/01/2019

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, the global systems integrator consortium, announced its president, Ric McCullough, has joined the Executive Council for the Security Industry Association.

SIA, other organizations urge Congress to consider facts, benefits of facial recognition

Favorable uses for public safety, national security and fighting fraud
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10/21/2019

SILVER SPRING, Md.—As part of a coalition of organizations and trade associations, the Security Industry Association (SIA) issued a letter to Congress outlining its concerns regarding potential bans on public-sector uses of facial recognition technology.

SSN unveils new conference, advisory board and look

Publication has big plans under new ownership
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08/14/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—There is a lot of excitement at Security Systems News these days as we unveil our new SecurityNext conference, our newly formed Editorial Advisory Board and a new look and refresh to our logo (see below), weekly Newswire and print publication.

ESA and SIA team up to create workforce development strategies

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03/06/2019

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Electronic Security Association (ESA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) are collaborating on a joint strategy to help their members identify, recruit and retain qualified employees for a variety of professional roles within manufacturer and integrator businesses.

SIA’s new conference AcceleRISE, inspiring the next generation security professional

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The countdown to SIA’s new conference acceleRISE has begun with plans for security leaders to share ideas and inspire tomorrow’s up and coming young security professionals via coaching, business skill development and networking. This event is to take place August 14-16 at the Radisson Blu in downtown, Minneapolis.

Having never been to Minnesota and being the extreme foodie that I am, I did a little research and discovered a meat-centric American grill that I would totally check out — Butcher & The Boar. Glancing at their menu, offerings include:

      • Delectables to share: artisan cheeses, red wine jelly, house-made crackers and breads.
      • Tantalizing main meals: Wagyu ribeye, Filet Mignon, coffee-brined duck breast and smoked salmon salad.
      • Mind-boggling desserts: sweet potato cream brulee with orange coriander, dark chocolate ganache baked tart accented with mascarpone … the list goes on and on. I mean, you’ve got to stay properly nourished to soak up all the knowledge of this event’s keynotes, panel sessions, team-building    exercises, peer networking and workshops!

“Finding and keeping qualified talent is the number one issue facing SIA members and the industry,” CEO of SIA, Don Erickson, said in a press release. “AcceleRISE will provide young security professionals with a compelling learning experience, ignite new thinking, strengthen leadership skills, sharpen business acumen and ultimately propel attendees forward as stronger contributors to their employers’ success.”

With topics such as introducing the security industry ecosystem, project and time management, inspiring yourself to innovate and more, attendees will walk away with:

       • Insight into leadership, business and soft skills development;
       • Understanding of emerging security trends and principles of critical thinking; and
       • Insight from accomplished security professionals, offering real-life examples of security-related career paths.

“Today’s young professionals bring a unique perspective to the workplace,” Erickson told SSN. “They are creative and critical thinkers who will become stronger contributors to engineering, sales, marketing, customer service and project management teams by having access to the compelling experience offered through AcceleRISE. Designed by young professionals with input from managers, this event will complement the quality educating and training offered by employers today.”

Security Systems News is honored to be a participant in this event to continue to engage with the young security professionals of tomorrow.
 

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