Higher Learning at PSA-TEC ‘University’

“We decided this year it was time to really turn up the heat on executive level business practices. We put together an entire suite of offerings for the people that an owner turns to, the inner circle, to make those tough decisions,” Bradley says. “It is that circle of influence in management in the company that needs to get together and commiserate and rehone our skills on things like marketing and building a staff.”

Rounding Out the Proceedings

Each year the conference brings attendees face-to-face with suppliers during an assortment of evening networking events including the opening mixer, Vendor Appreciation Awards Banquet, a hospitality event and a “jam session” highlighting the musical prowess of PSA-TEC participants. And attendees will once again peruse an exhibition floor filled with the latest wares from nearly 100 top manufacturers and service providers. 

Anticipation is also building for a keynote address by the person often referred to as the greatest con man of all time. Frank Abagnale will discuss his extensive knowledge on identity theft at the event’s opening mixer on May 5.

Perhaps best known for his life story, which played out on the big screen in Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Abagnale is hugely popular on the lecture circuit, entertaining audiences with what he’s learned from his days as an imposter and how his life has changed since then.

During the 1960s, by the age of 21 he had successfully impersonated many disparate professions and cashed $2.5 million dollars in forged checks before being apprehended in France. Since those notorious days, Abagnale has spent more than 30 years working with, advising, and consulting the FBI and hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world.

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About the Author


Although Bosch’s name is quite familiar to those in the security industry, his previous experience has been in daily newspaper journalism. Prior to joining SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION in 2006, he spent 15 years with the Los Angeles Times, where he performed a wide assortment of editorial responsibilities, including feature and metro department assignments as well as content producing for latimes.com. Bosch is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a degree in Mass Communication & Journalism. In 2007, he successfully completed the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association’s National Training School coursework to become a Certified Level I Alarm Technician.

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