The SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard – developed by the Security Industry Association (SIA) – has been approved by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) technical committee on alarm and electronic security systems as an international standard. The latest version of SIA OSDP will be listed as IEC 60839-11-5 and be available in the IEC Webstore. SIA OSDP is an access control communications standard developed by SIA to improve interoperability among access control and security products. Maintained and developed by the SIA OSDP Working Group since 2011, the standard was submitted to the IEC as a candidate standard in 2016. Legacy access control solutions “This is really exciting for the industry,” said Anthony Diodato, co-chair of the SIA OSDP Working Group and founder and chief technology officer at Cypress Integration Systems. “While the process may have been long, the industry can finally point to an international standard that brings higher security and greater functionality to new and legacy access control solutions.” SIA OSDP is an excellent example of how various industry stakeholders can come together to contribute" In the coming weeks, SIA will release a mirror standalone document to the IEC standard – OSDP 2.2 – which will replace SIA OSDP 2.1.7 and be available in the SIA store. “SIA OSDP is an excellent example of how various industry stakeholders can come together to contribute and collaborate on a pivotal international technology standard that provides real business and operational value to the industry,” said Steve Rogers, co-chair of the SIA OSDP Working Group and president at IQ Devices. Comprehensive testing program The news of international standardisation comes soon after SIA announced various other tools and services to promote interoperability and education around the OSDP standard, including OSDP Verified – a comprehensive testing program that validates device conformance to the SIA OSDP standard and the related performance profiles – and the OSDP Boot Camp series, which offers OSDP training for system integrators and practitioner teams. These OSDP advancements have been a team effort within the SIA OSDP Working Group, and SIA particularly acknowledges Rodney Thayer, convergence engineer at Smithee Solutions, for critical engineering and technical support as the project progressed through the IEC submission and approval process. “The availability of an internationally recognised standard will further create opportunities in the access control marketplace to meet customer requirements,” said Thayer.
The PSA track at ISC West will cover best practices in systems integration, risk management, video analytics trends PSA Security Network®, the world’s largest electronic security cooperative, recently announced it will host an education track at ISC West 2016 and cybersecurity sessions at the Connected Security Expo @ ISC West in Las Vegas, NV. The PSA track at ISC West will feature a full day of training sessions on April 5, 2016 covering best practices in systems integration, risk management, video analytics trends, and the skills needed to migrate the convergence of IT in the physical security industry. The sessions being offered will include: Taking the Edge Off of Systems Integration April 5, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Presenters: Paul Boucherle, Principal, Matterhorn Consulting; Nigel Waterton, Sr. Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Development, Aronson Security Group; Chad Parris, President, Security Risk Management Consultants, LLC; Wayne Smith, President, Tech Systems Are We Secure? Business Know-How for the Risk Discussion April 5, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Presenter: Paul Cronin, Senior Vice President, Partner, Atrion; David Willson, President/Chief Executive Officer, Titan Info Security Group; Fred Terry, System Integration Section Manager and Cyber Security Lead, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Video Analytics: The Real Past and the Imagined Future April 5, 2016 | 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Presenters: Bill Bozeman, President/Chief Executive Officer, PSA Security Network; Matthew Kushner, President and CEO, 3xLOGIC; AJ Frazier, Vice President, Sales for the Americas, Agent Vi; Mahesh Saptharishi, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President, Avigilon The Hottest IT Skills in the Physical Security Space April 5, 2016 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Presenters: Eric Yunag, President and CEO, Dakota Security Systems Inc.; Randy Gross, Chief Information Officer, CompTIA; Jerry Bowman, InfraGard National Board of Directors; David Sime, VP of Engineering and Delivery, Contava In addition, PSA Security Network will host four education sessions at the Connected Security Expo which will be co-located with ISC West. The Connected Security Expo @ ISC West 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 following sessions will be offered on April 6-7, 2016: Mitigating Cybersecurity Attacks on Physical Security Systems April 6, 2016 | 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Presenter: Darnell Washington, President / Chief Executive Officer, SecureXperts Engaging the Board in Cyber Security April 6, 2016 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Presenters: Bill Bozeman, President and CEO, PSA Security Network; Andrew Lanning, Co-Founder, Integrated Security Technologies; Wayne Smith, President, Tech Systems Inc.; Paul Cronin, Senior Vice President, Partner, Atrion How Effective is Your Incident Response Plan? April 7, 2016 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Presenter: David Willson, Attorney/Cyber Consultant, Titan Info Security Group Cybersecurity: Three Steps to Counter External Attacks on Physical Security Systems April 7, 2016 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Presenter: Rodney Thayer, Smithee, Spelvin, Agnew & Plinge, Inc.