SIA establishes Cybersecurity Advisory Board

Nov. 19, 2015

Silver Spring, Md. (Oct. 26, 2015)—To enhance its cybersecurity posture going forward from National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Security Industry Association (SIA) today announced the empaneling of the SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board.

The SIA Board of Directors voted to establish the Cybersecurity Advisory Board in July.

“In our increasingly networked world, SIA requires its Cybersecurity Advisory Board to guide it ahead of potential cybersecurity issues related to electronic physical security measures,” said SIA Chairman V. John Stroia. “To that end, we have recruited the best and the brightest to serve as advisors on the Cybersecurity Advisory Board and to prescribe and to advocate for cybersecurity strategies and solutions. Following these prescriptions will surely position SIA to prepare its members for challenges related to wider adoption of the Internet of Things and the use of personal devices for security access.”

The empanelment of the SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board follows last month’s introduction of the Connected Security Expo @ ISC West by ISC Events. The conference led event will debut April 6-8, 2016, in Las Vegas, and it will be co-located with the largest physical security event in the Americas, ISC West sponsored by SIA. The Connected Security Expo @ ISC West sponsored by SIA is a conference led event where industry professionals will experience physical security from an IT security lens.

The founding members of the SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board include:

  • Patti Chrzan, Senior Director, Strategic Programs, Digital Crimes Unit, Microsoft
  • Dave Cullinane, chairman, Cloud Security Alliance; Founder, TruStar Technology, Founder, Global Security Risk Management Alliance (GSRMA)
  • Dan Dunkel, Vice President, Strategic Partners, Eagle Eye Networks Inc.
  • Adam Firestone, President and General Manager, KGSS Inc.
  • Hans Holmer, Senior Cyber Strategist, Intelligent Decisions; President and Founder, Asgar Cyber Consultants LCC
  • Ken Mills, Senior Manager, Global Business Development, EMC2
  • Jack Tomarchio, Board Member, SightLogix; Principal, Agoge Group
  • Charles Wheeler, Chief Security Architect, Brivo
  • Jeff Whitney, Vice President, Marketing, Arecont Vision

SIA is a proud member of Protecting America’s Cyber Networks Coalition. For more information on SIA cybersecurity resources, visit our National Cybersecurity Awareness webpage at

About the Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) ( is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers, with more than 600 innovative member companies representing more than 350,000 security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, and owner of the Securing New Ground® conference, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities.