Connected Security Expo @ ISC West Will Return in 2017

Launched last year, the co-located event will include dedicated education tracks within the SIA Education@ISC conference program.

NORWALK, Conn. – Reed Exhibitions announces the Connected Security Expo will return to ISC West, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), for a second year. The expo is scheduled for April 5-7, 2017, in Las Vegas.

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to expand, Gartner predicts that by 2020, 25% of all cyberattacks will involve IoT connected devices. As such, there is a critical overlap between physical devices and IT security, and Connected Security Expo @ ISC West will again be dedicated to this area of increasing importance.

The inaugural Connected Security Expo, which took place in April 2016 during ISC West in the Sands Expo, maintained a separate show floor and conference program.

“Being a cloud-based, SaaS model business, System Surveyor found value in having our booth in Connected Security Expo @ ISC West,” says Lisa Hugman of System Surveyor, a Connected Security Expo @ ISC West 2016 exhibitor. “It’s helpful for the industry to note those companies which are bridging the physical and IT worlds, and having businesses such as ours grouped together in the Connected Security Expo helps. We were pleased with the quality and quantity of booth traffic.”

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In 2017, Connected Security Expo will undergo several enhancements, according to a news release. First, the exhibits will take place within the ISC West Exhibit Hall, with the intent to make the experience more convenient for attendees who are visiting both events, according to organizers.

“The ‘connecting’ of Connected Security Expo to ISC West is in response to direct feedback from last year’s attendees,” says ISC and Connected Security Expo Senior Vice President and General Manager Ed Several. “Feedback from last year’s event was overwhelmingly positive from attendees, but as physical and IT security merge, it makes sense to keep this complementary content closer in physical proximity at the show.”

The 2017 event will also include dedicated education tracks within the SIA Education@ISC conference program. The content is programmed by a Connected Security Expo advisory board comprised of industry experts including Matthew Rosenquist, cybersecurity strategist at Intel Corp.

“Security and technology are intimately tied together,” says Rosenquist. “Cyber is key to the future of physical security and yet if security breaks down, technology is undermined. Cyber and physical security are becoming more symbiotic every year.”

Confirmed sessions and speakers will be announced in December.

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