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Senate passes of Bipartisan DIGIT Act

The SIA-supported bill will facilitate the growth of IoT technologies
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01/14/2020

WASHINGTON.—The U.S. Senate recently passed the Developing and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, which calls for the creation of a working group of federal entities and experts from the private and academic sectors tasked with providing recommendations to Congress on how to facilitate the growth of connected IoT technologies.

SIA announces RISE Scholarship winners

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01/09/2020

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected five recipients for the 2020 SIA RISE Scholarship, a program offered through SIA’s RISE community of young security professionals that supports the education and career development goals of young indu

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: Joey Rao-Russell

Industry pro sees bright future for women in security
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12/09/2019

Coming from a family with many members involved in law enforcement, Joey Rao-Russell, president and CEO, Kimberlite Corporation Sonitrol got into the security industry by accident.

Women in Security: Shanna Gray

Gate Logic Security president says the industry chose her
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12/09/2019

Sometimes professionals don’t pick the security industry, it chooses them. As is the case with Shanna Gray, president of Gate Logic Security, who never aspired to work in the security industry to begin with.

Women in Security: Eva Mach

Leading companies is second nature for business-savvy integrator
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12/09/2019

Eva Mach of Pro-Tec Design, a 100 percent employee-owned company that specializes in security, credits her parents for instilling in her from an early age the absolute conviction that she can be whatever she set her mind to be and her husband with encouraging and supporting her all the way.

Women in Security: Kelle Shanks

Security veteran talks about her success in a male-dominated industry
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12/09/2019

When asked what it has been like to work in a primarily male-dominated industry for the past 26 years, Convergint Technologies’ Kelle Shanks said being a woman actually helped her stand out.

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.

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: 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.

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