Wise will oversee the flagship ISC West event in Las Vegas, ISC East in New York and Card Not Present Expo in Orlando Reed Exhibitions, the global tradeshow company, announces the appointment of Will Wise as Group Vice President of its Security portfolio. Wise will oversee the flagship ISC West event in Las Vegas, ISC East in New York and Card Not Present Expo in Orlando. Wise brings over two decades of security industry experience to Reed, and his expertise will further drive the Security events to deliver physical, IT and IoT security solutions for customers. Previous experience Wise joins Reed after 10 years at UBM, where he ran Sales and Business Development for the technology group, responsible for revenue across events and an integrated media portfolio of Enterprise IT, cloud computing, electronics and IoT markets. Most recently with Penton, Wise was the Managing Director for the IoT Institute, IoTi.com and the IoT Emerge event. Commenting on the new appointment, Ed Several, SVP said, “We are very excited to have Will join the Reed Exhibitions Senior Leadership team. He is an excellent fit with our culture and strategy of innovation, and brings tremendous thought leadership, marketing and sales experience to help lead and grow our Security portfolio as it evolves in an ever-changing industry.” Wise will report to Nancy Walsh, President of Reed Exhibitions USA, as Ed Several has been elevated to a Global role within Reed. Sherida Sessa, Industry Vice President for the Security Portfolio, has been leading the event team for 5 years and will continue to provide consistent leadership and experience in support of Wise. “I am excited to be joining a global leader like Reed,” said Wise, “I look forward to continuing the success of these exciting events and to working to grow these brands to deliver even more value and to address the growing demands of the industry.” Don Erickson, CEO of the Security Industry Association, added “The addition of an IT industry veteran like Will brings the experience and perspective we need to keep us ahead of the global security market.” ISC West opens in Las Vegas on April 5, 2017.
The Connected Security Expo 2017 is dedicated to discussing the overlap of physical devices and IT security Reed Exhibitions today announced that Connected Security Expo will be returning to ISC West, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), for a second year. The expo is scheduled for April 5-7, 2017 in Las Vegas. As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to expand, Gartner predicts that by 2020, 25 percent of all cyber-attacks involve IoT. As such, there is a critical overlap between physical devices and IT security, and Connected Security Expo @ ISC West is the only event dedicated to this area of increasing importance. The inaugural Connected Security Expo, which took place in April 2016 during ISC West in the Sands Expo, maintained a separate show floor and conference programme. Bridging the physical and IT worlds "Being a cloud-based, SaaS model business, System Surveyor found value in having our booth in Connected Security Expo @ ISC West," said Lisa Hugman of System Surveyor, a Connected Security Expo @ ISC West 2016 exhibitor. "It's helpful for the industry to note those companies which are bridging the physical and IT worlds, and having businesses such as ours grouped together in the Connected Security Expo helps. We were pleased with the quality and quantity of booth traffic." Merging Connected Security Expo with ISC West In 2017, Connected Security Expo will undergo several enhancements. First and most importantly, the exhibits will take place within the ISC West Exhibit Hall, making the experience much more convenient for attendees that are visiting both critical events. "The 'connecting' of Connected Security Expo to ISC West is in response to direct feedback from last year's attendees," explained ISC and Connected Security Expo Senior Vice President and General Manager Ed Several. "Feedback from last year's event was overwhelmingly positive from attendees, but as physical and IT security merge, it makes sense to keep this complementary content closer in physical proximity at the show." Dedicated education tracks The 2017 event will also include dedicated education tracks within the SIA Education@ISC conference programme. This unique content is programmed by a Connected Security Expo advisory board comprised of industry experts including Matthew Rosenquist, cyber security strategist at Intel Corporation. "Security and technology are intimately tied together," said Rosenquist. "Cyber is key to the future of physical security and yet if security breaks down, technology is undermined. Cyber and physical security are becoming more symbiotic every year." Confirmed sessions and speakers will be announced in December. Save
The Unmanned Security Expo is the first robotics event to focus specifically on security applications ISC West, the physical security event in North America, recently unveiled plans for the all-new Unmanned Security Expo @ ISC West, launching April 5-7, 2017, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. The Unmanned Security Expo will take place within the larger ISC West event, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), and will focus on aerial drones and ground robotics for security applications. Changes in FAA guidelines The addition of this critical product category to the already robust offerings of the show stems directly from recent changes in FAA guidelines (FAA Part 107) which govern the commercial use of UAVs/drones. The changes, which went into effect in late August, remove many of the previous barriers that limited UAV/drone use in security applications. In response to these changes, PwC has valued the emerging global market for drones in the security industry at over $10B. "We're thrilled to offer this unique content to the attendees of ISC West," explained ISC Senior Vice President and General Manager Ed Several. "ISC's goal is always to provide the industry with the latest products and technologies in security, and Unmanned Security Expo does just that. It's the first robotics event to focus specifically on security applications." "The broader trend of UAVs and robotics has great potential to change the security industry," said Don Erickson, CEO for the Security Industry Association. "SIA seeks to inform our members and influence government policy related to this technology trend so that these new solutions can be used smartly to drive business growth." Unmanned Security Expo details The Unmanned Security Expo @ ISC West will include approximately 40 vendors ranging from UAVs/drones, drone detection, ground robotics, and more. Complementing the exhibits will be a fully functional flight cage, which will host daily technology demos on the show floor. Seminars will also be provided through the SIA Education@ISC conference program, and shorter overview sessions will also be provided for free on the exhibit floor.
ISC West 2016 launched the SIA sponsored Connected Security Expo, offering keynotes addressing cyber security future Following a recent trend spanning the last several years, attendance at ISC West sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA) has once again broken new records. The 2016 edition of ISC West attracted the largest attendance and hosted the largest number and square feet of exhibits in the long history of ISC West. The ISC West exhibition floor saw a record almost 30,000 industry professionals and offered attendees the opportunity to learn about, test and discuss cutting-edge products and technologies from a record 1,072 exhibiting companies and brands. These results contributed to packed aisles and steady traffic to participating exhibitors. Connected Security Expo @ ISC West 2016 ISC also included the launch of Connected Security Expo @ ISC West sponsored by SIA (CSE), which focused on building a holistic security strategy for the connected enterprise, including how physical and information security can be used together to mitigate new and emerging cyber threats in a hyper-connected world. The Expo offered a conference programme, leading-edge exhibitors, dynamic keynotes addressing the future of cyber security and an Innovation Stage, offering attendees of both CSE and ISC West a number of free, innovative and informational sessions throughout the first two days of ISC West. “We are thrilled with the industry’s support of ISC West 2016. This year’s exhibit floor was the largest ever, and security professionals from around the globe have clearly embraced the event,” said Ed Several, Senior Vice President, ISC Events. “ISC West has become a barometer of what is in store for the business end of the security industry in the coming year, and based on what we saw at ISC West, I’d say the industry is poised for a great year.” 2016 SIA Education@ISC West conference "The compelling SIA Education@ISC conference sessions provided clear direction and insights to be immediately brought back and put into practice by end users and channel partners as a key part of their strategies" says Don Erickson, CEO, SIA The 2016 SIA Education@ISC West conference, held April 5-7, offered ISC West attendees more than 65 sessions providing critical information security professionals need to stay on top of the trends impacting the security industry today. 2016 SIA Education@ISC programme included eleven workshops covering topics such as Dealing with Active Shooters, Developing the Problem-Solving Mindset, Cyber Security, Critical Thinking for Security Professionals, Creating Fully Engaged Customers, and New-Age Selling. The SIA New Product Showcase (NPS) saw 99 entries from 85 companies. In addition to honouring the Best New Product and the Judges' Choice Award, the NPS judges presented awards in 26 product and service categories, and also presented honourable mention awards in eight categories. TIGER from LYNX TFG Ltd. won Best New Product at the NPS Awards Ceremony held April 6. Text Speak Design took the Judges’ Choice Award for its Text Speak Ear Bridge. “The innovative products exhibited at ISC West and on display through the SIA New Product Showcase reflect the incredibly fast-growing IP-centric security industry. The compelling SIA Education@ISC conference sessions provided clear direction and insights to be immediately brought back and put into practice by end users and channel partners as a key part of their strategies,” said Don Erickson, CEO of SIA. Held on the second day of ISC West, the 7th annual Security 5K/2K Run/Walk raised more than $95,000 to support Mission 500, an organisation that supports children and communities in crisis. Those who weren't able to make it to the show (or need more information on exhibitors/events) can download the ISC West mobile app or utilise My Show on the ISC West website to reference exhibitors all year long. ISC Events also announced the dates for ISC West 2017, with the exhibition to occur April 5-7 and SIA Education@ISC to present its education conference April 4-6.
ISC West educational sessions bring into focus some of the challenges, issues and opportunities faced by systems integrators What will be the hot technology at ISC West 2016 this year? Devices to detect drones, more affordable biometrics, or cameras with 360 degrees of clear vision? You’ll probably see some of the above and much more if you’re attending the security industry’s largest trade show, scheduled for April 6 through 8 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. For systems integrators, there are many reasons to attend – including targeted educational sessions designed to help companies do business better, expand into new markets, and learn about emerging trends in technology. ISC West educational sessions, produced in partnership with the Security Industry Association (SIA), Silver Spring, Maryland, continue to bring into focus to some of the challenges, issues and opportunities facing today’s systems integrators. More than 1,000 exhibitors and some 28,000 attendees are expected at the event this year. Search for innovations in products and services Jon McNamara, Sales Manager for Mijac Alarm, Rancho Cucamonga, California, will be attending the show for the third time, but says his company has been traveling to the exposition/conference for about 10 years. This year, he says Mijac will be looking closely at one leading company’s security and video management platform for one of their customers, as well as stopping by the booths of other manufacturers to see what’s new or interesting with technology that they might be able to apply to other customers. The six targeted sessions provided by PSA focus on video analytics, IT skill sets, successful systems integration practices and how to assess cyber security efforts from vendor partners “ISC West helps us keep in touch with all our manufacturers' representatives as well as gives us a look at some of the products that may provide us new options with our customers and prospects moving forward,” McNamara said. New to ISC West is the Connected Home Pavilion, where show producer Reed Exhibitions is bringing the custom home electronics market to traditional security, including entertainment and control solutions. The Connected Home Pavilion is part of the Connected Security Expo @ISC West, focusing on collaboration and learning about nascent markets, such as the Internet of Things and how it applies to security contractors. Ed Several, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Reed Exhibitions, says the Connected Security Expo is designed to be a breakthrough learning experience for security professionals. Integrator-centric specifics PSA Security Network, Westminster, Colorado, continues to participate in the ISC West educational tract, providing sessions that focus on the integration side of the business. Called PSA TEC @ISC the six targeted sessions provided by PSA include business, technical and other topics focusing on a wide range of areas, including video analytics, IT skill sets, successful systems integration practices and how to assess cyber security efforts from vendor partners. The California Alarm Association (CAA), one of the largest charter organisations of the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Irving, Texas, always has a strong presence at the show and is one of the endorsing organisations of ISC West along with PSA Security. Jerry Lenander, Executive Director of CAA, says several important CAA-sponsored events will be held during the show, including the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation (AIREF) Golf Tournament, SIA/ISC Love Security reception at the Venetian Rockhouse, CAA Leadership Breakfast on opening day, Wednesday, April 6 and Public Safety luncheon on Thursday, April 7.
Connected Security Expo selected this year's keynotes based on their expertise in the convergence of physical and cyber security trends Connected Security Expo @ ISC West, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), announced recently esteemed IT visionaries as its keynote speakers. Leading IT security practitioner Herb Kelsey, who developed the first secure cloud-computing environment for the Air Force Cyber Command, Wurldtech CEO and President Paul Rogers and Intel Security Cyber Security Strategist Matthew Rosenquist will lead respective discussions focusing on building a holistic security strategy for the connected enterprise, and how to mitigate cyber threats in a hyper-connected world. The organisers of the Connected Security Expo selected this year's keynotes based on their transformative insights on the convergence of physical and cyber security trends. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from these market leaders, who have disrupted their industries while driving new avenues of success. Reducing the time to detect tamper: Physical security’s mission against cyber threats Speaking about the connected world, where today’s technology offers users accessibility and connectivity to all kinds of devices, Herb Kelsey, Chief Architect, Guardtime, and Paul Rogers, President and CEO, Wurldtech Security Technologies, and General Manager of GE Industrial Cyber Security, will address the vulnerabilities derived from the Internet of Things, as well as the need of enterprise IT teams to converge to understand when their environments have been tampered with to quickly restore breaches. The speakers will also discuss how to align operational technology (OT) and IT security priorities and come together to update and modernise security to protect legacy infrastructure systems. Over the past 20 years, Kelsey has provided IT leadership for enterprise architectures in commercial and government markets. He has served as a trusted advisor to the Executive and Legislative branches of the U.S. government on security matters, developed a secure cloud-computing environment for the Air Force Cyber Command and helped shape the security approach for IBM’s Smarter Planet Initiative. In his role at Wurldtech, a GE company, Rogers has spearheaded the development of cyber security initiatives to protect critical infrastructure and the industrial Internet. During his career, he has held several global leadership positions within GE, including Chief Development Officer at GE Digital and General Manager of the Software Solutions Group at GE Power. Today’s security leaders are finding themselves at a crossroads between ensuring the safety and security of physical assets and keeping critical data safe from outside threats The future of cyber security Matthew Rosenquist, Cyber Security Strategist, Intel Security, will discuss the challenges associated with cyber security, a difficult and serious endeavour that forces IT leaders to strive to find balance in managing the security of computing capabilities that connects and enriches lives. Rosenquist will outline the future of cyber security and provide valuable insights around the challenges and opportunities it presents in 2016 — and review ways to better address IT vulnerabilities. Rosenquist has nearly 25 years of experience in the field of security, the majority of which has been spent building and managing Intel’s first 24/7 Security Operations Centre, overseeing several internal security products and services, deploying the company’s enterprise-wide intrusion detection program, and serving as Intel’s first Incident Commander for worldwide IT emergency responses. “Today’s security leaders are finding themselves at a crossroads between ensuring the safety and security of physical assets and keeping critical data safe from outside threats, and the launch of Connected Security Expo @ ISC West is a testament to the fact that this discussion is at the forefront in the marketplace,” said Ed Several, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Reed Exhibitions. “Our keynote speakers come from vast backgrounds that encompass both public and private sectors, offering a wealth of information on the convergence between the physical and cyber security challenges we face and will continue to face as threats grow.” The inaugural Connected Security Expo, being held April 6-8, 2016, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, focuses on the latest trends facing IT and cyber security practitioners. Connected Security Expo, which is co-located with ISC West, the largest physical security event in the Americas, is geared toward helping security leaders keep pace with the challenges of bridging the gap between physical and logical security, while helping secure critical data, people and assets across the connected world.
SIA Education@ISC education classes presented on topics such as wearable cameras, campus security, and IoT ISC East 2015 sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), delivered a solid audience of security professionals with an 8% increase in attendance and a sold out Show floor. ISC East, the largest physical security tradeshow in the northeast, offered the security industry over 210 exhibitors, 18 SIA Education@ISC education classes and the largest Featured Product Showcase all in one location at the Javits Center. “This year’s ISC East was outstanding,” said Ed Several, Senior Vice President, ISC Events. “The Show floor was 3,000 sq.ft. larger than last year, the attendance increased by 8% and the SIA education classes were informative and valuable. ISC East sponsored by SIA is moving in the right direction. We thank the entire industry along with SIA for their great support.” SIA Education@ISC education series The SIA Education@ISC education series presented complimentary classes on hot topics such as wearable cameras, scalable storage, open space video surveillance, campus security, why IoT matters and the smart home market. “The attendee-packed exhibitor booths at ISC East and standing-room only SIA Education@ISC conference sessions reflected the enthusiasm that continues to drive technological growth and ingenuity throughout our industry,” said Don Erickson, Chief Executive Officer, Security Industry Association. “We had not exhibited at ISC East since 9/11. Our participation at ISC East 2015 resulted in quality conversations and leads that exceeded our expectations. Thank you for getting the right audience on the show floor, ” said Rebecca Hall, Perennial Software. "Gem Electronics developed 3 New HD 1080p Product Lines this year. These products are absolutely necessary to achieve perfect performance on the New HD-TVI, CVI and AHD security systems. ISC East proved to be the Undisputed BEST Show that we have attended all year to introduce these products to marketplace. The attendees were all well informed and therefore I had no time wasted. Every moment was productive and I am sure is that our business will benefit enormously,” said Bill Pitcher, Gem Electronics. Event highlights The largest ever Featured Product Showcase boasted 40 products from cameras to biometric access control devices to Cloud-hosted security platforms. The coveted People’s Choice Award, voted on by attendees, was awarded to iLuv for mySight, a Wi-Fi Cloud-Based HD Video Camera for Home and Business Monitoring. In addition to the products and exhibitors, ISC East offered attendees the chance to swing a club at their favourite golf course in the Golf Simulator sponsored by OneRoof, Ganz Security, ZKAccess and Connectwise. On Thursday, 19th of November, attendees and exhibitors had the chance to meet baseball great, Darryl Strawberry sponsored by Rapid Response. With the growing event, ISC East presented tools to make the most of an attendee’s time including My Show, an online tool to plan the schedule and connect with exhibitors before the Show. At the Show, the ISC East Mobile App sponsored by Genetec synchs with the My Show account to bring the agenda as well as to navigate the Show floor all from mobile device. ISC East 2016 Next year ISC East will be held November 16-17, 2016 at the Javits Center. Over 20,000 sq.ft. of space has been renewed for ISC East 2016.
At the Connected Security Expo, industry professionals will experience physical security from an IT security lens Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading event organiser, recently announced the further expansion of its Reed Global Security platform with the creation of Connected Security Expo @ ISC West sponsored by The Security Industry Association (SIA). The conference led event will debut from the 6th-8th of April 2016 in Las Vegas and will be co-located with the largest physical security event in the Americas, ISC West sponsored by SIA. With Cloud, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and now Internet of Things (IoT) strategies continuing to take shape, logical and physical security leaders from almost every industry are being challenged to keep pace and secure their critical data, people, physical assets and supply chains across a more connected world. The Connected Security Expo @ ISC West sponsored by SIA is a conference led event where industry professionals will experience physical security from an IT security lens. IT security professionals will join physical security leaders from a wide range of industries to explore how physical security can help mitigate cyber threats and bridge the gap between security and IoT. "The coming of age of IoT is accelerating the need for security practitioners to work more closely together" said Larry Whiteside, CISO for Lower Colorado River Authority. “Forward thinking organisations are starting to close the gap that has historically existed between information security and physical security teams. An event like this will provide the forum to bring these audiences together to collaborate, discuss with vendors, practitioners and thought leaders. There is a lot of opportunity for us to learn each other’s roles and scopes in a lot more detail which will help us make better decisions around connected security." Connected Security Expo @ ISC West – bringing logical and physical security together With a focus on collaboration and learning, Connected Security Expo @ ISC West goes beyond the traditional tradeshow experience with a conference led event geared at exploring security in a more connected IoT world and learning from industry thought-leaders about the changes required in people, processes and technology to future-proof the security industry. Conference led event will explore the evolving role of Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) as they continue to connect the dots across their organisation's security posture. Designed for CISOs and their teams, the educational tracks focus on how to develop a holistic view of security from both a logical and physical stand point. Immersive experiences delivered in a highly interactive exhibit hall format built to facilitate information sharing from security thought leaders, practitioners and exhibitors. Smart IoT pavilions – Test drive the future in security vendor smart themed pavilions that leverage a combination of case studies, visual presentations and immersive showcases. Innovation stage – Featuring IoT Security Smart Talks and Keynotes in the heart of exhibit floor. Technical breakouts - Participate in interoperability Labs and "birds of a feather" sessions. Access to ISC West sponsored by SIA – Connected Security Expo conference badge holders will gain access to both the Connected Security Expo floor and the ISC West sponsored by SIA exhibition floor which contains over 1,000 security exhibitors and brands giving visitors the opportunity to collaborate with over 29,000 other security practitioners under one roof. "Connected Security Expo at ISC West is designed to be a breakthrough learning, sourcing and collaborative experience for security professionals" said Ed Several, Senior Vice President & GM for Reed Exhibitions. "This conference led event provides the security industry with a unique and immersive platform to address the most complex challenges associated with a more connected world while exploring security innovations delivering combined visibility across logical and physical security." "True convergence of IT and physical security is a reality that will be on display in an impactful way at Connected Security Expo at ISC West. SIA is proud to be the sponsor of this exciting new event that is yet another great example of how SIA and ISC Events are working together to drive success for our ever-changing industry" said Don Erickson, CEO, Security Industry Association.