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SSN, SIA celebrate women in security

11th annual issue done in partnership with SIA Women in Security Forum
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12/10/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News’ 11th annual Women in Security December issue is even more special this year, as it was done in partnership with the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Women in Security Forum (WISF).

Women in Security: Kasia Hanson

Intel veteran brings IT expertise and passion to security industry
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12/09/2019

Although Intel’s Kasia Hanson is “newer to the industry,” as she puts it, she has been impressed with the pace at which the industry is moving to grow diversity.

Women in Security: Min Kyriannis

Cybersecurity pro advocates for women and diversity in security
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12/09/2019

As a very technical person, Min Kyriannis, associate, cybersecurity & technology business development, Jaros, Baum & Bolles, started her career in IT and networking, but she also drifted into more creative pursuits. “I decided to design; I did a jack of all trades,” she said.

Women in Security: Rebecca Bayne

Industry leader says don’t be afraid to “be the red car”
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12/09/2019

As a successful business owner in the security industry, Rebecca Bayne of Bayne Consulting and Search, tells other women in the industry to not be afraid to “be the red car” on the racetrack filled with yellow cars — men.

Women in Security: Mary Beth Shaughnessy

Reed Exhibitions veteran shines as ISC Events Director
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12/09/2019

Mary Beth Shaughnessy, who is active in the SIA Women in Security Forum, is first to point out that the group’s mission is to promote, recruit and cultivate the leadership of women for a more inclusive and diversified industry.

Women in Security: Kathryn Bartunek, PMP

Industry consultant sees the great impact women are having in security
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12/09/2019

Although there have been many successful women who have helped and inspired her throughout her career, Kathryn Bartunek said that the first and most important role model was her mother, who founded her own network engineering, staffing and project implementation firm in 1989.

Women in Security: Kerri Sutherland

Diversity and inclusion initiatives are making a difference in security
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12/09/2019

For Axis Communications’ Kerri Sutherland, female role models have played an instrumental role throughout her career.

Women in Security: Linda Ziemba

Founding CEO of AeroDefense finds calling in technology
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12/09/2019

Linda Ziemba remembers it well. It was 2004 and she was working in sales. She had just cold-called the VP of sales for a web security company, who told her about his company’s internet browser security product.

Women in Security: Maria Cambria

Computer programmer found her way to security through IT
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12/09/2019

Graduating with a computer programming degree, Maria Cambria, VP of demand generation for security, FLIR Systems, Inc. has worked in tech roles ever since. Her first job in the video industry was with a startup called NiceEye, where a mentor of hers worked.

Women in Security: Donna Chapman

Industry has come a long way, but more needs to be done
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12/09/2019

After working with a manufacturing company for 7 years, having the opportunity to serve multiple roles, Donna Chapman, now of ASSA ABLOY, was seeking a new challenge with potential for career advancement.

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SSN News Poll March 2020

With the Consumer Electronics Show wrapping up last week in Las Vegas, the show’s influence on and relevance for the security industry becomes increasingly more apparent, as new technology is disrupting and changing the way the industry looks at providing security. This month’s News Poll looks to see just how influential the show is getting.