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OCT 2017

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www.securitysystemsnews.com O CTO b ER 2017 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS news 8 SIA announces 2017 SNG keynote speaker certain aspects of their business strategy—and drive unique discus- sions throughout the conference." In her role at PwC, Littlejohn is responsible for crisis management, background screening, physical security, information security, travel security, forensic investigations and security awareness programs, SIA noted in the announcement. Her keynote presentation will focus on the security requirements of a global advisory firm—an important topic for the strategic planning by execu- tives of security manufacturers and integrators attending SNG 2017. SNG seeks to provide CEOs and other business leaders with two days of executive strategizing and networking. SSN By SSN Staff SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Secu- rity Industry Association today announced Rose M. Littlejohn, managing director, security, meet- ing and events services and U.S. travel, PricewaterhouseCoopers, as a keynote presenter for Secur- ing New Ground 2017, to be held in New York City, Oct. 26-27. "We are honored to welcome Rose Littlejohn to Securing New Ground, where attendees will gain incredible insight from an influen- tial security leader," SIA CEO Don Erickson said in a prepared state- ment. "With her global security responsibilities, Rose's perspective will encourage executives in the audience to think differently about S P eaki N g Continued from page 6 classified facilities, the company is uniquely qualified to assist cli- ents in government projects and code compliance. Our specialties include con- sultation, requirements defini- tion, requirements based equip- ment selection, specification writing, systems design and engineering, estimating/budget- ing, construction administration and systems commissioning. We also have a UL Consulting Division, and we are intimately familiar with UL294 Access Control Systems and UL1076 Proprietary Burglar Alarm Sys- tems and offer full UL liaison services and support. Specialties include: preliminary conformi- ty assessment, UL submission preparation and evaluation, UL "in lab" testing and support, UL compliance documentation, UL technical deficiency resolution, UL cost limit increase mitigation and NIST/FIPS certification liai- son support. We are a current member of UL STP205 and STP205A Stan- dards Technical Panels and pro- vide input for the UL Standards development process. Additional areas of inter- est and expertise include NIST requirements relating to UL1076, including FIPS 46-3 (TDEA) and FIPS 197 AES encryption, and FIPS 201 PIV. Also, NISPOM relating to Intru- sion Detection Systems; D/CID 6/9 Annex B Intrusion Detection Systems and Annex F Personnel Access Controls; and HSPD 12 and Homeland Security. We also support several well known consulting firms based in the San Francisco Bay Area and have worked as a partner on projects on every continent. We enjoy sharing our skill sets with our partners and peers to improve collaboration and raise our collective competencies. That sharing of knowledge is the most exciting thing I think we do—it's exhilarating! Can you talk about what new or emerging technologies you are seeing or specifying today? I am excited to see where the biometric technologies are headed. A few years ago, much of what is available today was just a dream. I see the day when we, ourselves, will be the only credential we need to access everything from 'pay for play' to access to critical infrastructure sites and everything in between. —Paul Ragusa Specifically Speaking features Q-and- A with a different security consultant every month. Consultants are pro- vided to Security Systems News by SecuritySpecifiers.

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