SIA to Host Securing New Ground Conference in October …

September 04, 2014 | by CI Staff1

The Security Industry Association2 (SIA) is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers, with more than 500 member companies worldwide.

The SIA will host a security industry conference called Securing New Ground3 on October 29-30 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. The conference aims to provide security integrators, dealers, and installers with the latest industry intelligence and networking opportunities.

Securing New Ground has been called the only event that truly provides a sense of the security market where the opportunities lie and where the ground might shift, and will provide education sessions such as The New World of Security: Where CSIOs & CSOs Converge.

Attendees will learn from the companies impacting the market and hear from industry leaders on topics such as trends, research, investments, and strategies driving business growth and profits. There will also be an opportunity to hear from end users about what they expect from security integration firms.

Speakers will include:

  • Mike Howard, CSO, Microsoft
  • Bret Arsenault, CISO, Microsoft
  • Tim Williams, CSO, Caterpillar
  • Ed Levy, Vice President, MetLife Global Corporate Security
  • Vinay Patel, Director of Global Security Systems, Oracle
  • Ken Damstrom, Managing Director of Global Security, Goldman Sachs
  • Brian Allen, CSO, Time Warner Cable

Click here4 to view the entire agenda (subject to change).

Through Oct.

3, SIA Members can register for $1,095; nonmembers, $1,495.

For more information and to register, click here5.


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Mystery Structure In Cupertino Adds To Secretive Nature Of Apple …

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CUPERTINO (KPIX 5) The mystery behind Apple s new product launch announcement on September 92 is deepening with the building of a secretive structure at the site of the planned announcement next month.

Security guards on Thursday were shooing people away from the three-story tall structure, which is wrapped completed in white.

Forklifts hauling huge wooden boxes and semi trucks were seen going in and out of the structure being built next to the Flint Center on the campus of De Anza College in Cupertino, just a few miles from Apple s headquarters.


The Flint Center, where late Apple CEO Steve Jobs first debuted the original Macintosh computer in 1984, seats 2,300 people a much bigger venue than the places Apple usually uses to show off its new products.

Amazing how it all started in Silicon Valley and it s crazy to think that this is where I m from, this is where Apple started, said De Anza College student Julie Du.

Apple is preparing for the big event in dramatic fashion.

Security is tight at De Anza College and guards are posted at every corner surrounding the venue.

The company s vague invitation, simply the date of the event printed with the words, wish we could say more only adds to the mystery.

There aren t a lot of hints in the invite about what we re going to see, said CNET Senior Writer Shara Tibken.

It was a little more coy than a lot of them have been.

Apple is expected to announce a new, larger iPhone at the September event and possibly a computerized watch.


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Security Guard In Fatal Westminster Shooting Won't Be Charged …

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) - A security guard who shot and killed a Westminster man this month will not face charges, the district attorney s office said Monday.

The guard, Gustav Ruppel, shot 24-year-old David Ludewig on Aug.

2 after a confrontation at the victim s apartment complex.

There is insufficient evidence to disprove that Mr. Ruppel was acting in self-defense, District Attorney Dave Young said in a letter to Westminster Police. Accordingly, we will not be filing criminal charges in this matter.

Witnesses said Ludewig, who had been drinking, was celebrating news his wife was pregnant.

Ruppel confronted him about urinating on a trash bin at approximately 1:30 a.m.

Ludewig entered his apartment and returned with an airsoft gun that fires pellets and allegedly aimed it at Ruppel, who then shot Ludewig.

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