"From the end user’s perspective, security executives are looking for security providers who can collaborate fully to address current and future risks, leveraging analytics and data to assist not only with security and safety, but contribute to business continuity and promote a tangible return on investment."
- Security Megatrends: The 2018 Vision for the Security Industry, produced by SIA at the end of 2017.
While new priorities under a new administration may shift projections in the future, developments
in the year 2016 backed up the findings of the SIA/Freedonia report.
The above quote comes from the "Transformation of the Channel" section within SIA's second annual Security Megatrends report, and it speaks to how collaboration will be shaping the marketplace in the year ahead. It’s critical thinking for security market leaders, and importantly it points to the need for partnerships in the security industry. To address these specific concerns, for example, SIA teamed up with the International Security Management Association (ISMA) to produce the SIA-ISMA Security Industry Technology Forecast, addressing significant challenges in an effort that began in 2014. With the forecast, ISMA security practitioners worked with SIA security providers to align solutions and services with security needs.
Founded in 1969, the Security Industry Association (SIA) brings together manufacturers, integrators, distributors, service providers, and others working across the world to protect people and infrastructure. SIA supports our corporate members in a collective effort to advance the state of industry through education and certification, standards and advocacy.
SIA and its programs benefitted from great partnerships throughout the year, including its strongest partner ISC Events, the security portfolio of Reed Exhibitions, and our combined efforts to produce and support programming for ISC West and ISC East 2017, the largest security products trade show in North America and the fastest growing, respectively. For Securing New Ground (SNG) 2017, SIA again relied on terrific support from the Global Security Risk Management Alliance (GSRMA), who assisted by fielding top security practitioners for SNG panels and presentations.
Over the course of 2017, SIA also deepened its partnership with ASIS International to collaborate to the advantage of security practitioners and security companies. As you will see in the 2017 SIA Annual Report, collaborations helped to advance the state of the security industry in the last year.
As we look forward to 2018, SIA continues to deliver incredible value to its members through enhanced partnerships. As evidence, look no further than the Cyber:Secured Forum on June 4-6 in Denver, Colorado, produced in partnership with PSA Security Network and ISC Events. Of course, SIA has enjoyed a long relationship with PSA Security Network, the world's largest systems integrator cooperative, and the upcoming forum will bolster SIA’s initiatives in cybersecurity as well as its advantages for integrators.