As we honor the men and women who protect the United States, Security magazine would like to take a moment to reflect on those who have served, who are on active duty, and who have died for their country.

The security industry has always had strong ties to the military –There are numerous organizations and companies that make it a prerogative to hire military veterans, and Security magazine’s Security 500 thought-leaders and the Most Influential People in Security often list veterans at the top of their fields.

So today, in honor of our U.S. Veterans, we at Security wish to thank you for your service.

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