The Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST) is now accepting nominations for the inaugural FAST Security Technician of the Year Awards, an initiative recognizing security technicians who have demonstrated excellence, premier customer service and leadership within their organizations. 

Honorees selected in this year’s award program will be recognized Nov. 15 at ISC East. 

FAST, a nonprofit organization promoting careers in the physical security technology and life safety industry, was created in 2020 through a partnership of the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA). 

“At FAST, we are thrilled to introduce our new Security Technician of the Year Awards to recognize the folks in field who keep our industry sound and functioning. We would not be the strong industry we are today without their hard work and dedication,” said FAST Board of Directors Chair Kerri Sutherland. “We anticipate a great deal of nominations, and we are eager to celebrate the winners!” 

Award nominations are open to members of SIA and ESA. Each nominee must have at least one year of professional experience in the security industry. Nominees will be evaluated on criteria including their tenure of service to the security industry, significant projects and events, character and culture, customer service and broader impact to their company industry and/or community.

Nominations for the 2023 FAST Security Technician of the Year Awards will be accepted through Aug. 31. For more information and to submit a nomination, go here

The FAST website offers job seekers information about the security industry’s growth and unique position at the convergence of cutting-edge technology and a mission that matters, the types of roles available in the industry, what employers are looking for, leading certifications in physical security and cybersecurity and a jobs board featuring immediate opportunities in security technology and life safety. Learn more about the organization here.