Security Systems News

JUN 2018

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PROTECT WHAT YOU VALUE 1-800-438-4171 • S E C U R I T Y C E N T R A L THERE IS ONLY ONE YOU CAN TRUST WITH CONFIDENCE! MONITORING | TECHNOLOGY | QUALITY | & MORE FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED FOR THREE GENERATIONS. Keynote speakers announced for Cyber:Secured Forum By SSN Staff DENVER—The Security Industry Association, PSA Security Net- work and ISC Security Events have announced the keynote speakers for the upcoming Cyber:Secured Forum—an event centered on how to improve and maintain the cyber- security of integrated solutions and physical security systems. At this inaugural event held here June 4–6, U.S. Attorney for Colora- do Bob Troyer and Judy Smith, chief of the Colorado U.S. Attorney's Office's Cybercrime and National Security Section, will discuss the cyber-threat landscape both nation- ally and locally, including lesser- known cyber threats that impact our daily routines. They will also share the motivation behind the creation of the office's Cybercrime and National Security Section and provide insight into how the office can assist private and government partners. "Integrators who are going to be deploying products onto an end user's network have a responsibil- ity to be literate when it comes to cybersecurity," Bill Bozeman, presi- dent and CEO of PSA Security Net- work, said in the announcement. "Cybersecurity challenges are not going away, and while they certainly present a liability, they also present opportunities for integrators who choose to be progressive and find new ways to support end users in the ongoing race to stay in front of cyber issues." Cyber:Secured Forum, hosted by PSA Security Network, ISC Secu- rity Events and SIA, will explore the ramifications of cybercrime, the strategies for cyber hardening and new technologies and tools designed to improve the security of solutions and systems and provide a framework for developing new business opportunities. "Cyber:Secured Forum is about practical advice that manufacturers, integrators and the security practi- tioner community can take back to their businesses and put into action right away," SIA CEO Don Erickson said in a prepared statement. The event will also highlight cyber-hardening of integrated security systems, how to improve a firm's cyber posture, new cyberse- curity tools and resources for inte- grators and the business of cyber from liabilities to opportunities. "It's going to be different from a lot of other cybersecurity events because a lot of the cyber events in the industry are focused more on cyber in a silo," Will Wise, group vice president of the ISC Security Events, said in the announcement. "What we're really embracing here and uniquely bringing together through our partnership is the mixture of the physical security, IoT, integrators and manufacturers together with IT and cyber." SSN Genetec Security Center Sys- tem Design Training, and the International Association of Professional Security Consul- tants - IAPSC Successful Secu- rity Consulting Course. What is your view on the industry moving forward? The unfortunate reality is that global and local events dictate the increasing need for the products and services that our industry specializes in; however, I find the physi- cal security and fire systems industry to be a dynamic and energizing space to work and provide professional services. The influence of the Inter- net of Things on the security industry opens up many new possibilities. The convergence of physical security systems and IoT provides enhanced security benefits to end users. Manufacturers are developing forward-looking solutions to integrate, communicate and secure IoT devices. —Paul Ragusa Specifically Speaking features Q-and-A with a different security consultant every month. Consul- tants are provided to Security Sys- tems News by SecuritySpecifiers. S P e A ki N g Continued from page 10 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS J UNE 2018 NEWS 11

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