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ISC East postponed, new dates not yet determined

Security Industry Gala also postponed

NEW YORK—ISC East organizers announced that the trade show scheduled for Oct. 29-31 here at the Javits Center is postponed, due to Hurricane Sandy.
The Security Industry Association’s Gala, originally scheduled for Oct. 30, has also been postponed.

PSA Security a cyber champion


WESTMINTER, Colo.—PSA Security Network was a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month last month. It joined a growing global effort among colleges and universities, businesses, government agencies, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote online safety awareness.

Where integrators can go for cybersecurity advice, expertise

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Researching cybersecurity is eye-opening, PSA Security Network CEO Bill Bozeman told me during a recent call about PSA's cybersecurity program, which is moving into its second year.

Bozeman said that "when and if" a cybersecurity breach occurs in a physical security system, integrators will be "in the line of fire" in terms of liabillty.

With the objective of "educating our partners about cybersecurity so they can mitigate the risk," PSA has formed partnerships with cybersecurity service providers and manufacturers who have "proven expertise" in cyber security.

Among the partners is a law firm that specializes soley in cybersecurity law for physical security companies. In my opinion, that alone should make integrators think twice about ignoring cybersecurity education.

Bozeman emphasized that PSA is not in the business of certifying or testing any products or services. Rather, Bozeman has been working with a group of cybersecurity experts and some integrators to "vet" partners for integrators.

PSA is launching a webinar series to introduce cybersecurity partners to integrators and "set up potential parnterships." The series launches this month and will go through April.

PSA has also come up with a checklist of "Six things integrators can do now" to protect their businesses. Here's the list. More details are available here.

1. Conduct a cybersecurity assessment

2. Educate your team

3. Purchase cybersecurity insurance

4. Update your contracts

5. Choose cyber-hardened products

6. Educate your customers


PSA-TEC tackles cybersecurity with education, spotlight sessions, new certification at annual event

Special educational sessions include ‘Adapt or Die’ integrator panel discussion

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—“Think, explore, connect” is the theme of PSA-TEC, PSA Security Network’s annual education and training event that will take place here May 3-8.

PSA names new director of education


WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA Security Network has appointed Barbara Shaw as its new director of education, according to a news release.

Google security manager to keynote PSA event


WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Robert Bastida, regional safety and security manager at Google, will deliver the keynote address at PSA Security Network’s PSA-TEC 2013, according to a company statement.

Making the shift to managed services

Why are some integrators dragging their feet, while others are reaping rewards of the managed services model?

The security industry can be just like any other when it comes to transitions, adaptations, market trends or the next big thing. Especially when the next big thing looks a lot smaller.

Sharon Shaw: 'Nothing can keep you from being successful'

For the fourth consecutive year, Security Systems News is profiling women who are making their mark in the traditionally male-dominated world of security. Shaw, president of Integrator Support LLC, is one of six women featured this year.

PSA welcomes newest vendors to premier program


WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA Security Network announced new additions to its Premier Vendor Partners program, according to a company statement.

PSA-TEC to hold educational sessions


WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA-Tec and PSA Security Network plan to hold a full day of educational sessions at ISC East this year.