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Educating integrators about cybersecurity for work on college campuses and elsewhere

IST’s Andrew Lanning: ‘It's incumbent upon us to elevate our game’
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03/17/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Andrew Lanning enjoys visiting college campuses and “the ubiquity of their Wi-Fi access.” But the reason he is on campus, usually, is that easy Wi-Fi access means easy prey for hackers and cyber threats.

SIA and Mercer launch security degree program

Classes designed train young people start tomorrow
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02/24/2016

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association and Mercer County Community College announced that classes for its inaugural course of Mercer’s Systems Technology associate’s degree in Applied Science, are beginning this week.

Local security businesses see rise after tragedies

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12/17/2015

NEW YORK—Security companies close to an active shooter event, like the recent shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., have seen a rise in business following the occurrence, reported the International Business Times.

Security pros can get BS through SIA/college program

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The University of Phoenix College of Security and Criminal Justice and SIA have partnered to provide those who have completed a SIA Certified Security Project Manager credential with 21 credit hours to apply toward a bachelor of science in security management.

Video verification and I-View Now, providing more information

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

SIA and Security Systems News hosted a webinar last week, focusing on I-View Now and what video verification can do for alarm businesses. Presenters underlined the value and importance behind verification, such as the ability to provide police with more information before dispatch.

SIA honors Coulombe of SecuritySpecifiers

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09/24/2015

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association will present the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award to Ray Coulombe of SecuritySpecifiers at SIA Honors Night Nov. 18.

Lippert Award given to Frank De Fina posthumously

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09/10/2015

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association today announced that Frank De Fina, former senior director, strategic sales, for Hikvision USA, will receive the 2015 George R. Lippert Memorial Award posthumously.

SIA opposes proposed changes in GSA pricing policy

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07/20/2015

WASHINGTON—A proposed fundamental change in GSA’s pricing policy would adversely impact the security industry, especially its small businesses, according to Jake Parker, SIA’s director of government relations.

State legislatures and security technology

LPR, body cams, data centers are topical in 2015
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05/07/2015

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Legislation dealing with security technology, most notably body-cams for law enforcement and data centers’ tax status, made an appearance at the state level this year, according to SIA.

SIA’s Security Advocates gives members stronger legislation voice

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04/09/2015

WASHINGTON—SIA has launched an interactive online advocacy program to help strengthen its impact in Washington and at state capitals.

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