State of Industry Panel
Led by PSA President and SSI Hall of Famer Bill Bozeman, the State of the Industry pitched hot issues at (left-right) NetOne’s David Carter (also an SSI Hall of Famer), National Cyber Security Alliance’s (NCSA) Michael Kaiser, Imperial Capital’s John Mack and Chuck Wilson of the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA). Cybersecurity continued to be a pressing topic, even as the majority of physical security integrators are playing the wait-and-see game. But Mack said he believes there are huge opportunities ahead for physical security integrators to move more into the information technology sector, working with IT in the many places in which physical and logical are and will continue to intersect. He urged security integrators to attend the RSA tradeshow to get a better handle on the market and its rich partnering opportunities. Wilson stated that NSCA members are trying to learn more about cybersecurity like everyone else. He said they are especially worried about the potential liability exposure wiping out their business.