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Scott Goldfine, Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher

Scott Goldfine is Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher of Security Sales & Integration. Well-versed in the technical and business aspects of electronic security (video surveillance, access control, systems integration, intrusion detection, fire/life safety), Goldfine is nationally recognized as an industry expert and speaker. Goldfine is involved in several security events and organizations, including the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), ASIS Int'l and more. Goldfine also serves on several boards, including the SIA Marketing Committee, CSAA Marketing and Communications Committee, PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Council and Robolliance. He is a certified alarm technician, former cable-TV tech, audio company entrepreneur, and lifelong electronics and computers enthusiast. Goldfine joined Security Sales & Integration in 1998.

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Scott Goldfine's Latest Opinion Posts

Read: It’s Time for Manufacturers to Step Up Their Cybersecurity Game

It’s Time for Manufacturers to Step Up Their Cybersecurity Game

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine says manufacturers should take a more proactive approach in responding to cyber concerns.

Read: Turbocharge Your Security Company With These Best Practices for 2018

Turbocharge Your Security Company With These Best Practices for 2018

Check out these tips from security experts handpicked from a “Best Practices” roundtable session during the most recent SSI Summit.

Read: 5G Is Coming, Here’s How It Will Effect IoT and the Security Industry

5G Is Coming, Here’s How It Will Effect IoT and the Security Industry

One of the most significant developments that will enable IoT to grow exponentially is the emergence of 5G cellular communications.

Read: Why Security Pros Should Look at Telecoms for Inspiration, Not as Threats

Why Security Pros Should Look at Telecoms for Inspiration, Not as Threats

The race for residential revenue is heating up as more and more competitors enter the fray. Here’s a few reasons why you should get to know your competitors.

Read: Why You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed of the Term ‘Alarm Dealer’

Why You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed of the Term ‘Alarm Dealer’

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine explains why you shouldn’t let negative connotations of “alarm dealer” deter you from embracing industry roots.

Scott Goldfine's Latest Posts

Read: What’s the Best Way to Define Security Professionals?

What’s the Best Way to Define Security Professionals?

From “alarm dealer” to “security integrator,” security pros have gone through a lot of labels over the years. Here’s why it’s more important to focus on what you offer, rather than what you call yourself.

Read: Campus Constituents Take Aim at Swift Active Shooter Action at CSC East

Campus Constituents Take Aim at Swift Active Shooter Action at CSC East

A couple of hundred campus security end users and others allied to the education market shared best practices at annual conference.

Read: How CPI Security Won the 2019 Monitoring Technology Marvel Award

How CPI Security Won the 2019 Monitoring Technology Marvel Award

Co-sponsored by The Monitoring Association and SSI, the Marvel Award recognizes monitoring centers for creating and/or using cutting-edge technology.

Read: Cyber:Secured Forum Takes a Logical Approach to Physical Security

Cyber:Secured Forum Takes a Logical Approach to Physical Security

Presentations held during the two-day cybersecurity conference focused on best practices and security benefits of collaboration.

Read: How PSA’s Managed Services Program Seeks to Prime Providers

How PSA’s Managed Services Program Seeks to Prime Providers

Leading integrator group PSA expects managed security services to power a major industry shift and opportunity.

Read: Owen Security’s Dedication to Customer Service Makes It an SSI Installer of the Year

Owen Security’s Dedication to Customer Service Makes It an SSI Installer of the Year

Heaping hospitality onto colleagues, customers and community alike, Owen Security Solutions has captured SSI’s 2019 Small Installer of the Year Award.

Read: SSI Installers of the Year Share How They Handle Top Hurdles

SSI Installers of the Year Share How They Handle Top Hurdles

Five Best of the Best winners share their companies’ top three challenges and how they deal with them.

Read: Commitment to Improving and Saving Lives Makes Acadian an SSI Installer of the Year

Commitment to Improving and Saving Lives Makes Acadian an SSI Installer of the Year

With all the precision and pinpoint accuracy of a Drew Brees pass, Acadian Total Security is hitting the bullseye as SSI’s 2019 Midsize Installer of the Year.

Read: The ‘SES Difference’ Makes Securitas Electronic Security an SSI Installer of the Year

The ‘SES Difference’ Makes Securitas Electronic Security an SSI Installer of the Year

Bringing impressive resources, expertise and leading-edge solutions to bear, Securitas Electronic Security has been named SSI’s 2019 Large Installer of the Year.

Read: The Security Industry Has Moved Past Fear-Based Marketing: Do This Instead

The Security Industry Has Moved Past Fear-Based Marketing: Do This Instead

Is your company allocating at least 10% of its operating budget to marketing and utilizing social media? If not, you’re lagging behind your competitors.

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