Tag: Security Industry Association

Cannabis Advocacy Group Talks Policy, Security, and the Future

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is one of the oldest and largest trade associations representing legal cannabis businesses. In an exclusive interview with Total Security Advisor, NCIA spokesperson Bethany Moore said these businesses need security professionals to help protect their facilities because they are “at high risk for theft and robberies due to the […]

Cannabis Security: 9 Pro Tips to Protect a Growing Industry

This is Part 1 in a two-part series covering the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) recently held Vertical Insights Symposium on Cannabis Security. Part 1 will explore how security managers can protect cannabis establishments, and Part 2 will examine legal considerations when working with such businesses. In the past, robbers used to target banks if they […]

Congressional Action on School Security in Bipartisan Measure

Update: As expected, Congress passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, and President Joe Biden signed it into law on Saturday, June 25. Congress is poised, as of this writing, to pass the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA), the gun and school safety measure carefully negotiated over the last few weeks in response to the mass murders at […]

Faces of Security: Bobby Louissaint from Meta

Why would Bobby Louissaint, a busy security leader at a tech giant, feel the need to get personally involved in mentoring others and promoting diversity? “Well, number one, because I’m black,” he said. “People don’t realize how hard it is to be black in the security industry.” In Total Security Advisor‘s latest “Faces of Security” […]

Security, Law Enforcement Leaders Comment on Texas School Shooting

On May 24, an 18-year-old gunman shot and killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Law enforcement, including nearby U.S. Border Patrol agents, ultimately killed the mass shooter. The Uvalde massacre marks the deadliest U.S. school shooting since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., which claimed the lives […]

ISC West Wraps 2022 Security Event with ‘Record-Breaking Growth’

ISC West, hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor the Security Industry Association (SIA), came to a close on March 25th with record-breaking attendance growth for 2022. As the first major security and public safety event of the year, ISC West took place March 22-25 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas (SIA Education@ISC: March 22-24 | Exhibit […]

Faces of Security: Kim Hooper from Amazon

Remember when Amazon was mostly an online BOOK store? Wow, things have changed! The company has exploded into an e-commerce giant, entertainment producer, and provider of a bunch more other tech and services. During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions relied on Amazon to deliver essential goods (and, let’s admit it, some non-essential impulse buys) to their […]

Security Product Roundup from ISC West 2022

Here at Total Security Advisor, we’ve been keeping our finger on the pulse of what was new and exciting at ISC West 2022 (International Security Conference & Exposition) this year in beautiful Las Vegas. Held March 22-25, ISC West was located in the Venetian Expo Center and attracted security professionals from around the world. Officials […]

Security Industry Association Welcomes New Board and Committee Leaders

The Security Industry Association (SIA) welcomed a new chair, presented five new and four returning members to the SIA Board of Directors, and announced several new committee leaders at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership gathering, held March 22 during ISC West. James Rothstein, operating partner at Lee Equity, assumes the position as SIA’s chair of the board. Rothstein—who has nearly 35 years […]

Flying to ISC West? 10 Travel Tips for a Smooth Trip

Thousands of security pros are expected to converge on Las Vegas for the ISC West 2022 tradeshow and conference, happening at the Venetian Expo March 22-25. If you’re flying to the major industry event (or anywhere during the month, really), we’ve got some good news and some bad news for you. The bad news first: […]