Next Generation Securityis not just the focus of the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) ISC West 2013 educational program; it’s the means by which leading security professionals create enterprise-wide value through security. Today’s security experts understand the complex interdependencies between security and business performance and protection, as well as the need to deliver measurable value to bottom-line business results.

Increasingly, next generation security products and technologies are providing intelligence to help businesses make tough, data-based decisions across the enterprise, such as where to invest, how to increase profitability and sales, and how to optimize resources. From the use of big data analytics to manage huge volumes of data to get ahead of problems, opportunities and competitors, to the leveraging of intelligent video to analyze and respond to events in real-time, enterprises are using previously hidden business intelligence to make solid decisions, ensure compliance across various systems, and provide critical dashboard information across business units.  

At ISC West 2013, scheduled for April 9-12, the SIA Education@ISC program and the SIA New Product Showcase (NPS) explore the emerging technologies and products that are changing the landscape of modern security. Through the conference, participants learn what it takes to turn data from access control systems, video and social media into actionable intelligence and apply it across various markets, including critical infrastructure, education and healthcare. Two “Next Generation Security” tracks feature sessions such as Smart Buildings, Towns and Cities: Physical and Cyber Technologies and Case Studies; Intelligent Video Round-Up; and Turning Access Control Data Into Security Intelligence.

Conference planners restructured the 2013 educational program to provide attendees practical information on how to unify current and future infrastructure technologies and added “Learning Labs” to help them gain hands-on experience while onsite. Further, the conference schedule has been shifted – Each day, the program starts and ends earlier than usual to give attendees more time to explore the show floor without sacrificing learning opportunities.  

Through the SIA New Product Showcase, ISC attendees get the first look at the products and technologies that are revolutionizing the security industry. In addition to awarding the Best New Product and Judges’ Choice awards, this year NPS added a spotlight on Emerging Technologies. This new component, which will be judged separately from other entries, highlights exciting technologies that are not yet ready for market – the solutions that may well be next year’s Best New Product.

Aligning security with C-suite expectations to meet strategic enterprise goals is what today’s security is all about. Join us at ISC West to ensure you are prepared to meet the challenge.

For more information, contact Arminda Valles-Hall at, 301.804.4707.