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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: 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: 2018 Cybersecurity Assessment Reveals Threats, Priorities for Security Industry

2018 Cybersecurity Assessment Reveals Threats, Priorities for Security Industry

The industry’s storm of confusion, panic and indifference surrounding the specter of cybersecurity has begun to settle, revealing a sharper focus of shortcomings, areas for improvement and opportunities.

Read: How IST Is Thriving by Deploying Both Video Surveillance and Cybersecurity

How IST Is Thriving by Deploying Both Video Surveillance and Cybersecurity

Having rolled physical security into its IT business 16 years ago, Integrated Security Technologies is leading a new wave of network-centric integrators.

Read: Top 13 Security Camera Suppliers to Check Out at ISC West 2018

Top 13 Security Camera Suppliers to Check Out at ISC West 2018

Video surveillance products are bound to dominate ISC West. To help you focus on what matters, we gathered 13 camera suppliers you don’t want to miss.

Read: 16 Can’t-Miss Educational Sessions at ISC West 2018

16 Can’t-Miss Educational Sessions at ISC West 2018

There are over 85 education sessions at ISC West this year spanning a variety of topics. Here are 16 that will help you get to the head of the electronic security class.

Read: How to Plan Your ISC West Trip as Told by a Trade Show Pro

How to Plan Your ISC West Trip as Told by a Trade Show Pro

As a 20-year veteran of ISCWs, Scott Goldfine can tell you a thing or two about mapping out your experience at this year’s show.

Read: Introducing the SSI Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Introducing the SSI Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Ironically, if it was fame they were after the special individuals being honored with induction into the SSI Industry Hall of Fame would likely have chosen a field other than security. See who is receiving one of the industry’s highest accolades and why.

Read: The Insider’s List to ISC West’s Exclusive Gatherings

The Insider’s List to ISC West’s Exclusive Gatherings

When in town for ISC West, make sure to utilize special events, parties and mixers for networking opportunities. Here’s our rolling list.

Read: Super-Regional Provider Ackerman Security Systems Shares Secrets to Success

Super-Regional Provider Ackerman Security Systems Shares Secrets to Success

SSI speaks with Ackerman Security execs who lift the curtain on the business’ people, practices, processes and profit strategies.

Read: Recurring Revenue Report Reveals Direction of Security Industry

Recurring Revenue Report Reveals Direction of Security Industry

Recurring revenue models have been widely promoted and increasingly embraced by security dealers and integrators. SSI’s first research project in this area indicates RMR currently accounts for 35% of those companies’ total revenue.

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