LAS VEGAS — In an effort to promote collaboration and information sharing between the two groups, ASIS Int’l and the Security Industry Association (SIA) will formally announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at ISC West on Thursday.
The main goals of the agreement are to foster growth of the security industry, promote public safety, and protect critical infrastructure globally. Among the issues that may be addressed by the two associations are: privacy concerns over the use of security technologies; the development of an educated security workforce; voluntary consensus standards; and the availability of federal and state financial resources for the protection of critical infrastructure during a time of fiscal austerity.
“A key strategic SIA goal is to increase our collaboration with organizations within the security industry toward the common goal of protecting critical infrastructure around the globe,” explains SIA CEO Don Erickson. “Combining the expertise of technology leaders from the supplier community within SIA with the vision of leading security practitioners from ASIS will help shape the future direction of the homeland security industry. We can do more working together to achieve our common objectives in the fields of education, government relations, research and standards than we can do on our own.”
ASIS represents more than 38,000 security practitioners worldwide. SIA, a trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers, represents more than 450 member companies.
For more information, visit asisonline.org and siaonline.org.