PSA Security Network to Offer Track at ISC West 2015

PSA Security Network , the world’s largest electronic security cooperative today announced it will host a special track at ISC West 2015 on April 14 in Las Vegas, NV. The PSA TEC track at ISC West features a full day of training sessions intended to address current issues for physical security integrators. This year’s sessions will cover cybersecurity, the use of proprietary platforms, and unconventional security solutions. The sessions to be featured include the following:

To Have or To Hire: The Advancement of IT Skills in the Physical Security Space
April 14, 2015, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

As IP-based security technologies and IT-centric systems become more prevalent in today’s physical security solution set, IT skill sets become increasingly more critical to have or to hire. Is your organization prepared to meet the demand? Join us as integrators and manufacturers weigh in on the changes taking place affecting operations, recruiting, partnering, outsourcing and go-to-market strategies.
Moderator: Paul Cronin, Atrion
Panelists: Eric Yunag, Dakota Security Systems; Wayne Smith, Tech Systems; Ian Johnston, Digital Watchdog; Yoav Stern, DVTEL 

Get Off My Cloud! Best Practices in Securing the Cloud

April 14, 2015, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Cloud-based services are more robust and commonplace in security applications than ever before, however, security for the cloud remains a concern. Corporations are blamed for poor security, hackers with malicious intent are a given threat and lax password practices on the part of users make cloud security a tough case to crack. This must-attend session is designed for anyone interested in adopting a more secure cloud strategy for his/her organization. Come hear manufacturers discuss their efforts to provide better security for cloud-based solutions.
Moderator: Tim Brooks, PSA Security Network 
Panelists: Charles Wheeler, Brivo; Dean Drako, Eagle Eye Networks; Rajeev Dubey, Kantech

Open vs. Proprietary Platforms: On Which Should You Build Your Future?

April 14, 2015, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

From proprietary to open solutions, what is the lifecycle expectation of a system platform and how do you decide which is the best system to use? Enterprise customers can’t afford to experiment with major platforms employed in their operations. How do you decide on which platform to standardize? Are you better off with open versus proprietary solutions? Can an enterprise customer ever benefit from being an “early adopter” of technology? Join us to assess the pros and cons of open and proprietary platforms against your present and future business needs.
Moderator: Brian Coulombe, DVS Security 
Panelists: Adam Shane, AMAG; Scott Dennison, Exacq from Tyco Security Products; John DeGeorge, NSYE Euronext; John Fenske, HID Global

The Forum for Creative Security Solutions

April 14, 2015, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

This session examines a series of customer case studies in which innovative and unconventional solutions were developed to solve uncommon problems. Starting with a statement of a unique real-life customer situation that defied a conventional approach, a panel of industry experts and session attendees are invited to offer potential solutions. The final resolution will then be revealed along with the supporting rationale and what was needed from the manufacturer or integrator to make it happen. Cases will be drawn from across the industry and will be selected to showcase truly innovate thinking and approaches by practicing security personnel.
Moderator: Ray Coulombe, Security Specifiers
Panelists: Andrew Lanning, Integrated Security Technologies; Wayne Smith, Tech Systems; Chad Parris, Security Risk Management; Ray Bernard, Ray Bernard Consulting Services 

Protecting the Protectors: Cyber Hygiene for Physical Security

April 14, 2015, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cyber security events are not entirely preventable, yet experts in the cyber security field suggest that a significant risk of cyber incursions could be substantially mitigated if enterprises engaged in good “cyber hygiene.” These best practices are often well-known, simple common sense approaches that should be a part of an enterprise culture. Learn how to reduce risk to your network and enterprise by identifying the most common sources of risk and exposure that can be prevented by effective cyber hygiene.

Presented by: David Brent, Bosch Security Systems; Darnell Washington, SecureXperts

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