The Security Industry Association (SIA) welcomed a new Chairman and new Directors to the SIA Board of Directors during ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The SIA Board of Directors ratified the selection of Scott Schafer, Principal at SMS Advisors LLC, as SIA Chairman of the Board during an organisational meeting of the Board held at ISC West. “I thank the Security Industry Association for entrusting me with the responsibilities of SIA Chairman of the Board,” said Schafer. “As a longtime member of SIA, I understand the value the association has delivered to its members the importance of driving even more value though great execution of our strategic plan going forward. I would like to thank Denis Hebert for his many contributions to SIA during his term as chairman. We look forward to his future engagement with the SIA board.” SIA executive committee Following the ratification, the SIA executive committee for 2018 now includes:These leaders will help SIA navigate through emerging opportunities while ensuring the association’s programmes are achieving their full potential" Chairman: Scott Schafer, SMS Advisors Vice Chairman: Dan Moceri, Convergint Technologies Treasurer: Rich Cillessen, Siemens Industry Secretary: Pierre Trapanese, Northland Controls Immediate Past Chairman: Denis Hebert, Feenics Voting members The SIA membership ratified new voting members of Board of Directors (listed alphabetically by last name): Scott Dunn, Senior Director, Business Development Solutions & Services, Axis Communications Janet Fenner, Director, Business Development, Dahua Technology Mike Foynes, Senior Director, Global Security, Microsoft Corporation John E. Mack III, Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Investment Banking, Imperial Capital, LLC Tom Nakatani, Vice President, IT, Customer Monitoring Technology, ADT The Chairman and Directors of the SIA Board serve two-year terms. “SIA members will continue to be well-represented through an impressive set of directors who are well-respected within the global security industry,” said SIA Chairman Schafer. “Collectively, these leaders will help SIA navigate through emerging opportunities and challenges while ensuring that the association’s programmes and events are achieving their full potential for all of our members.”
As an authorised VAR of Quantum’s SAFE software, Siemens will provide enterprise-level physical security solutions Quantum Secure has formed a value-added reseller (VAR) alliance with Siemens Industry, Inc. Building Technologies Division. As an authorised value-added reseller of Quantum Secure’s SAFE software suite, a comprehensive physical security management solution that connects disparate physical security, IT and operational systems and reduces costs and risks by automating manual security processes, Siemens Industry, Inc. Building Technologies Division will provide enterprise-level physical security identity and management solutions to its customers. “We are pleased to expand our value-added reseller channel by collaborating with Siemens Industry, Inc. Building Technologies Division to bring our unique SAFE solutions to a broader range of customers worldwide,” said Kurt Takahashi, Vice President, North American Sales and Marketing, Quantum Secure. “We look forward to working closely with Siemens to forge strong customer relationships and establish the benefits and value of the comprehensive SAFE suite of software products.” Today’s security requirements demand a comprehensive security infrastructure that includes both the physical and logical security spectrums. Crucial to this need is an end-to-end solution that manages identities, compliance and events across disparate physical security systems. Quantum Secure’s SAFE product effectively addresses these challenges with best practices that reduce both costs and risks. The SAFE suite of applications is broken down into five areas: Physical Identity and Access Management, Compliance and Risk Management, Security Intelligence, Mobile Solutions, and Interoperability and Automation. These applications help automate physical security functions, such as role-based access, self-service administration and reporting into a single easy-to-use and easy-to-manage web-based interface. “Our agreement with Quantum Secure allows us to provide our global customer base with an industry-leading identity and access solution that addresses the need to manage access rights across disparate systems,” said Rich Cillessen, Vice President of Enterprise Security, at Siemens Industry, Inc. “We’re excited to be working with a clear market leader to provide our customers with the innovative, robust SAFE software suite.” Quantum Secure (Booth #2305) and Siemens (Booth #2525) will be exhibiting at ASIS 2014 in Atlanta, GA from September 29 – October 2, 2014.