“We do not hold the keys to all of the solutions to keep our country safe and secure – you do. There is always an opportunity for you to work with the U.S. government,” said William N. Bryan, Acting Under Secretary for Science and Technology for the DHS Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T). In a keynote presentation yesterday morning, Bryan stressed how S&T wants to work with the security industry, across the globe, to accelerate R&D and deliver solutions that enable communities to adapt and respond to the speed of innovation and complex threat cycles.
In his role as chairman of the Security Industry Association (SIA), Scott Schafer, principal/CEO at SMS Advisors LLC, welcomed security industry luminaries to the annual meeting of SIA membership on the first day of ISC West 2019 on Tuesday. Schafer addressed SIA members at the meeting, which is known as The Advance, to recognize significant achievements by industry leaders and to highlight key accomplishments made by SIA during 2018.
It wasn’t hard to identify an overall “theme” to TEC 2019, held March 11-14 in Denver. Managed services was a dominant topic throughout the event, with multiple sessions covering different aspects — including how to approach it, finance it, train for it and profit from it. Of course there were also many education programs focusing on emerging technologies, critical issues in the industry, and tool development in a variety of disciplines including business management, sales and marketing, HR and recruiting, project management and operations, and installation and service.
ISC Security Events, PSA Security Network and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have revealed the preliminary agenda for the 2019 Cyber:Secured Forum, a conference connecting the worlds of cyber security, physical security and systems integration. This second annual cyber security educational summit will be held at the Westin Dallas Park Central July 29-31 in Dallas, Texas.
ONVIF, a global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, will again be participating in ISC West 2019, April 10-12, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., with a presence in the exhibition as well as a speaker in the educational programming.
Viakoo, the company that provides solutions to help enterprises achieve maximum uptime, reliability and performance of physical security and IoT systems, has announced PSA Security Network as its latest Platinum Partner.