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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: Why Security Pros May Benefit From the Coronavirus Outbreak

Why Security Pros May Benefit From the Coronavirus Outbreak

Though COVID-19 is putting serious stress on citizens and myriad industries, history has shown that the security industry will likely remain bulletproof.

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.

Scott Goldfine's Latest Posts

Read: Distribution Roundtable: Distributors Detail How They Continue to Bring Value Regardless of Volatility

Distribution Roundtable: Distributors Detail How They Continue to Bring Value Regardless of Volatility

Experts from the industry’s top wholesale distributors discuss elevating their services to help dealers and integrators navigate global constriction of the supply chain, promising markets, and technologies.

Read: CTSI Execs Discuss Acquisition Frenzy, Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges & More

CTSI Execs Discuss Acquisition Frenzy, Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges & More

CTSI leadership lends insights into the integrator’s aggressive growth, becoming a one-stop shop, operational challenges and golden opportunities.

Read: 2022 Video Surveillance Deep Dive: COVID, Supply Struggles Put Dent in Profits

2022 Video Surveillance Deep Dive: COVID, Supply Struggles Put Dent in Profits

SSI’s Video Surveillance Deep Dive spotlights installations, prices, profits, verticals, challenges and technologies.

Read: How Interface Security Systems Maximizes ROI for Clients

How Interface Security Systems Maximizes ROI for Clients

Leadership for commercial monitored and managed service provider Interface talk leveraging AI to deliver smarter security, network and operational solutions.

Read: How Security-Net Leverages Collective Mindshare & Resources to Realize Greater Success

How Security-Net Leverages Collective Mindshare & Resources to Realize Greater Success

SSI spoke with a half-dozen of Security-Net’s members to find out how their unity is helping them navigate challenges such as the pandemic and supply chain ordeals and propelling them toward new opportunities and success.

Read: Integrators Share Cybersecurity Challenges, Desired Support From Manufacturers

Integrators Share Cybersecurity Challenges, Desired Support From Manufacturers

Most physical security companies have a great opportunity to grow their business by either adding or partnering to add cybersecurity offerings.

Read: 2022 Cybersecurity Deep Dive: Have Integrators Finally Embraced Cyber?

2022 Cybersecurity Deep Dive: Have Integrators Finally Embraced Cyber?

With the growing ubiquity of security devices and systems deployed on enterprise networks, integrators continue to grapple with the mammoth threat of cybercrime. SSI’s 2022 Cybersecurity Deep Dive shows industry’s present posture on knowledge, training, end-user and manufacturer challenges, liability, and opportunities.

Read: Exec Interview: Fire Solutions Starter CertaSite Takes Flight

Exec Interview: Fire Solutions Starter CertaSite Takes Flight

A relative newcomer to the fire/life-safety business has been setting the market ablaze with the swiftness of a backdraft. Find out how the assertive leadership of a seasoned CEO and savvy investors aim to raise the bar on innovation, expertise and service.

Read: 2022 HoF Inductees Share Keys for Success in Today’s Security Industry

2022 HoF Inductees Share Keys for Success in Today’s Security Industry

This year’s honorees were asked, if they were just entering security and planning to make a career out of it, what strategies would they deploy.

Read: Les Gold Named Second-Ever SSI HoF Ring of Honor Inductee

Les Gold Named Second-Ever SSI HoF Ring of Honor Inductee

The SSI Industry Hall of Fame Ring of Honor is annually bestowed upon an existing Hall of Famer (minimum 10 years after induction) who has continued to distinguish themselves with exemplary achievement or contributions.

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