Kasia Hanson, Global Director of Video, Safety and Security for the Network and Edge Group at Intel Corporation, has been named the 2022 recipient of the SIA Progress Award, an honor presented by the Security Industry Association (SIA)’s Women in Security Forum (WISF) celebrating individuals who pave the way to success for women in the security industry. 

Hanson — who serves as SIA’s WISF chair — leads Intel’s global video, safety and security sales for the company’s Network and Edge Group. She is a 22-year veteran of Intel with deep technology expertise across the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence (AI), physical security and cybersecurity, data center and storage. Additionally, Hanson is a Distinguished Fellow for the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience and was named an IFSEC Global Security Influencer in 2021.

SIA’s Progress Award recognizes SIA members who have shown excellence in their advancement of opportunities and success for women in the security industry. Each year’s recipient is determined based on their contributions to fostering women in the industry, promotion of women’s professional growth through mentorship and/or sponsorship, recognitions and awards for related activities and demonstration of the highest levels of professionalism and integrity in the security industry.

SIA will present Hanson with the award on Wednesday, November 16, during the 2022 SIA Honors Night reception. Congratulations!