Security Industry Association (SIA)

Silver Spring, MD 20910


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Silver Spring, MD 20910

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The Security Industry Association ( is the leading trade group for businesses in the electronic physical security industry. SIA protects and ­­advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation on Capitol Hill and throughout the 50 states; producing cutting-edge global market research; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; and opening global market opportunities. As the sole sponsor of the ISC expos and conferences, SIA ensures that its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers as well as unparalleled learning and networking opportunities.

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Security Industry Association Reveals 2023 SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100 honorees

March 14, 2023
This initiative, presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum, honors 100 women in the security industry each year who are role models for actively advancing diversity, inclusion...
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SIA Announces WISF Power 100

March 8, 2023
SIA Women in Security Forum to host a networking breakfast and Power 100 celebration at ISC West
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Kim Loy, Brendan McFall named recipients of the SIA's Chair’s Award

March 6, 2023
The award, which recognizes SIA members’ diligent efforts in furthering the association’s mission and commitment to its future, will be presented to Loy and McFall at SIA's membership...
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Security Industry Association releases details for 2023 SIA GovSummit

March 3, 2023
The 2023 GovSummit program includes specialized sessions on essential topics, highlights how security product standards help meet government needs and explores the latest policies...
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Security Industry Association opens nominations for the 2023 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards

Feb. 27, 2023
The recipients of this year’s Women in Biometrics Awards will be honored at the 2023 SIA GovSummit, SIA’s annual government security conference.
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ONVIF, Security Industry Association to host webinar to discuss “State of Standards”

Jan. 18, 2023
A key component of the discussion will be how web standards and other standards from outside the industry are impacting the standards landscape for companies developing security...
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SIA releases 2023 Security Megatrends report

Dec. 13, 2022
Cybersecurity of physical security devices tops the list
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SIA updates guidance after FCC ban of China-based surveillance devices

Nov. 30, 2022
The FCC said the order will require adjustments by all companies that may still be providing this equipment, and impact product offerings, costs and other business operations ...
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Intel's Kasia Hanson to receive the SIA Progress Award

Nov. 1, 2022
Honor presented by SIA’s Women in Security Forum (WISF) celebrating individuals who pave the way to success for women in the security industry
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Security Industry Association names Scott Schafer as 2022 George R. Lippert Memorial Award Winner

Oct. 27, 2022
SIA's past board chair and longtime association member will be recognized for his dedicated security industry service at the 2022 SIA Honors Night

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Can't-Miss ISC West 2023 Events and Educational Sessions

March 13, 2023
Get involved at the show with charity, fundraising, networking, education and much more
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SIA responds to lawmaker demands to halt facial recognition technology at TSA checkpoints

Feb. 10, 2023
The Security Industry Association issued a statement Friday in response to several U.S. Senators calling for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to halt the use of...
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The Role of Standards in the Security Industry

Feb. 10, 2023
A Security Industry Association online panel examines the progress of interoperability standards, the role of standards creators, and what the future holds.
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SIA will develop the curriculum for its new apprenticeship program and connect job seekers with security systems integrators for paid apprenticeships featuring on-the-job training, learning and preparation for careers in the industry.
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A closer look at SIA's new Apprenticeship Program

Nov. 9, 2022
SIA director of learning and development Dr. Elli Voorhees outlines the early goals for the 2023 program, including potential curriculum, recruitment, job placement, integrator...
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John Loud, right, with Kirk MacDowell and outgoing ESA Chairman Jamie Vos during the ESA Board Meeting at ESX.

Security Business Exclusive Q&A: New ESA Chairman John Loud

Nov. 8, 2022
Coming off a long-awaited victory against false alarm fines in Georgia, the renowned security business owner looks ahead to two years at the helm of the Electronic Security Association...
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Security Industry Association welcomes Peter Boriskin as chair of SIA Standards Committee

Oct. 17, 2022
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Peter Boriskin, chief technology officer at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions, as the new chair of SIA’s Standards Committee.
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While the American Data Privacy and Protection Act is still in the relatively early stages in Congress, it could have a major impact on security businesses – from manufacturer to integrator to end-user.
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Analysis: The Potential Impact of a National Privacy Law

Oct. 12, 2022
While the American Data Privacy and Protection Act is still in the relatively early stages in Congress, it could have a major impact on security businesses – from manufacturer...
Jon Polly is the Chief Solutions Officer for ProTecht Solutions Partners, a security consulting company focused on smart city surveillance. Connect with him on linkedin:
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Tech Trends: Mobile Access

June 10, 2022
Demand by college campuses, organizations looking to hire and retain top talent, and building property managers indicate the future is a mobile credential
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Can't-Miss Sessions at ISC West 2022

March 10, 2022
SIA and ISC West are offering a robust educational offering that should appeal to a wide array of integrators, consultants and more
Brian Coulombe can be reached through Linked in at
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Tech Trends: Raising the Cybersecurity Bar

March 10, 2022
Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification (SICC) is gathering momentum in the industry, especially among integrators

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SIA and ASIS NYC chapter announce 2022 keynote speakers for ISC East

Sept. 29, 2022
Tomás Maldonado, CISO of the National Football League and Ryan McKenzie, Vice President of Stadium Technology at MetLife Stadium headline ISC East's Keynote Series
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Security Industry Association announces RISE Scholarship opportunity

Aug. 15, 2022
SIA invites young professional members and students to apply for the program offering $3,000 scholarships to further educational goals
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Security Industry Association reveals Keynote Speakers for 2022 GovSummit

May 20, 2022
SIA GovSummit 2022 will be held May 24-25 as an in-person conference at the National Housing Center in downtown Washington, D.C.
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Security Industry Association announces founding members of SIA Utilities Advisory Board Steering Committee

May 2, 2022
SIA created the Utilities Advisory Board to offer insight and education to security practitioners, members of the security industry and other stakeholders
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SIA finalizes the itinerary for its May 24-25 GovSummit 2022 event

April 18, 2022
SIA GovSummit brings together government security leaders with private industry technologists for top-quality information sharing and education on security topics
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James Rothstein, an operating partner at Lee Equity, assumes the position as SIA’s chair of the board. Rothstein – has nearly 35 years of experience in the security industry.
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SIA welcomes new chair along with new executive committee, board members and committee leadership

March 23, 2022
James Rothstein, an operating partner at Lee Equity, assumes the position as SIA’s chair of the board.
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ASSA ABLOY named as the 2022 Winner of the SIA NPS Merit Award

March 15, 2022
Company will be honored for its commitment to the SIA New Products and Solutions Awards during the SIA NPS Awards Ceremony at ISC West