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
SIA Education@ISC West programme with its security sessions & informative presentations of Connected Security Expo were also a huge success Continuing the momentum that started on Day 1 of ISC West, sponsored by SIA, Day 2 once again saw heavy foot traffic as attendees descended on the Show Floor in large numbers to soak up as much information as possible from the 1,000+ exhibitors showing thousands of products. And just like Day 1, the crowded aisles continued right up until the show floor closed at 5 p.m. Many attendees took advantage of a multitude of informative exhibitor demos, as well as the opportunity to discuss innovative products and technologies with technical and engineering experts. For exhibitors, these conversations provided valuable insight into customer wants and needs, which can be valuable in determining the course of product updates and new product development. Feedback from exhibitors and vendors about ISC West 2016 has been overwhelmingly positive, which should come as no surprise given attendance numbers and the depth of the conversations taking place on and off the show floor. “As usual, the number and quality of attendees at ISC West continues to amaze us. The announcement of our new name has been very well-received by the industry, as evidenced by the foot traffic in our booth, which is the best we’ve ever seen,” said Tom Cook, Vice President, Sales, Hanwha Techwin America. “We are very happy with the interest and enthusiasm we've seen for our biometric access control and identity management solutions over the first two days of ISC West. Given the size of the show and the number and quality of attendees, this is an ideal place for us to introduce the industry to SRI Identity,” said Mark Clifton, President, Products and Solutions Division and Vice President, SRI International. SIA Education@ISC West programme Thursday was the third and final day of the lauded SIA Education@ISC West programme, which once again saw large numbers of attendees for many of its sessions. The programme featured sessions covering topics on almost every aspect of security and safety, including “Access Control Trends in the Education Sector” and “The Latest and Greatest in Open Space Video Surveillance: Multi-Sensor Camera Technology.” The day’s Signature Series Session, “If You Only Knew What Hackers Can Do,” provided insight into how organisations can use cyber intelligence to protect themselves from attacks. Connected Security Expo The second day of the Connected Security Expo @ ISC West was also a success, as attendees visited with exhibitors and took in a number of informative and insightful presentations held on the Innovation Stage in the lobby. In the Day 2 keynote, “The Future of Cyber Security,” Matthew Rosenquist of Intel Security outlined the future of cyber security, providing valuable insights around the challenges and opportunities for 2016, while also reviewing how to better address IT vulnerabilities. Thursday morning’s Security 5K Run /2K Walk, held annually on the second day of ISC West, raised $95,000 to support Mission 500, an organisation that supports children and communities in crisis. ISC West 2016 wraps up on 8th April, 2016, with the show floor open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.