SIA Names Members of Cybersecurity Advisory Board

The board will be charged with keeping SIA ahead of the curve on potential cybersecurity issues related to electronic physical security measures.

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Security Industry Association announced the members of its newly created SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board to “enhance its cybersecurity posture going forward from National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.”

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The SIA Board of Directors voted to establish the Cybersecurity Advisory Board in July.

“In our increasingly networked world, SIA requires its Cybersecurity Advisory Board to guide it ahead of potential cybersecurity issues related to electronic physical security measures,” says SIA Chairman V. John Stroia. “To that end, we have recruited the best and the brightest to serve as advisors on the Cybersecurity Advisory Board and to prescribe and to advocate for cybersecurity strategies and solutions.”

Following the board’s recommendations will help position SIA to prepare its members for challenges related to wider adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the use of personal devices for security access, Stroia says.

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The empanelment of the SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board follows last month’s introduction of the Connected Security Expo @ ISC West, which will debut April 6-8, 2016, in Las Vegas and be co-located with ISC West. The Connected Security Expo @ ISC West event, sponsored by SIA, is geared for industry professionals to experience physical security from an IT security lens.

The founding members of the SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board include:
• Patti Chrzan, Senior Director, Strategic Programs, Digital Crimes Unit, Microsoft
• Dave Cullinane, chairman, Cloud Security Alliance
• Dan Dunkel, Vice President, Strategic Partners, Eagle Eye Networks
• Adam Firestone, President and General Manager, KGSS
• Hans Holmer, Senior Cyber Strategist, Intelligent Decisions
• Ken Mills, Senior Manager, Global Business Development, EMC2
• Jack Tomarchio, Board Member, SightLogix; Principal, Agoge Group
• Charles Wheeler, Chief Security Architect, Brivo
• Jeff Whitney, Vice President, Marketing, Arecont Vision

SIA is a member of Protecting America’s Cyber Networks Coalition. For more information on SIA cybersecurity resources, visit its National Cybersecurity Awareness Web page at here.

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