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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: 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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Maureen Carlo

Active involvement in SIA, PSA has helped to shape her career
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12/09/2019

Everyone has a unique story as to how they decided to choose their career path and the same holds true for professionals in the security industry. Maureen Carlo, business development manager of BCDVideo’s story began as a communications consultant selling wireless voice and data technologies.

Women in Security: Kasia Hanson

Intel veteran brings IT expertise and passion to security industry
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12/09/2019

Although Intel’s Kasia Hanson is “newer to the industry,” as she puts it, she has been impressed with the pace at which the industry is moving to grow diversity.

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SSN News Poll September 2020

With so many companies working from home, combined with using more online and virtual events and meetings, malicious cyber activity has been increasing as cyber criminals take advantage of so many people letting their guard down during this time. This month's News Poll looks to gauge what SSN readers are experiencing.