SIA Announces RISE Month Focused on Young Professionals

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Month of November features education, events and content focused on rising security industry leaders

Tim Wenzel

Tim Wenzel

The Security Industry Association (SIA) today announced that the month of November 2016 will feature a number of events and content focused on young professionals in the security industry.

Founded by SIA, RISE is the networking group for the future leaders of the security industry. Geared toward industry professionals in their 20s and 30s, RISE is about making connections, sharing with peers and gaining education designed to encourage personal and professional growth. RISE hosts fun, in-person networking events held during top tradeshows, an online community within SIA360 for networking and sharing ideas, and regular career-growth webcasts on topics of interest to RISE members. The program also sponsors an internship job board as part of the Security Industry Recruitment Center, online at

November’s RISE month begins with a webcast on Nov. 3 featuring Facebook’s Tim Wenzel, Manager, Special Projects & Residential Security, Executive Protection. The RISE Webcast, “5 Strategies for Career Success,” is offered for free and is designed help propel the professional development of young professionals in the security industry. Register for the webcast at

Two weeks later, on Nov. 16, RISE will host a “swarm” meet-up event during ISC East at the Javits Center North in New York City. Young professionals are invited to visit the SIA Booth 151 to network with peers at 11 a.m. over coffee and to enter a RISE-sponsored raffle. (ISC East registration is free online at

Additionally, throughout the month of November, RISE program members will be profiled in SIA’s email newsletter, known as the SIA Update, to showcase the next generation that is driving the security industry.

The RISE group events during November 2016 are open to all young professionals. For more information on how to get involved in RISE or to join the RISE email list, please contact Bryan Miller, SIA manager of operations, at bmiller(at)securityindustry(dot)org or 301-804-4717. Additional information is available at

Upcoming RISE Events

Nov. 1-30: RISE Month, a month focused on the future leaders of security
Nov. 3: RISE Webcast: 5 Strategies for Career Success (with Facebook’s Tim Wenzel) (Register at
Nov. 16: RISE Swarm meet-up at ISC East, 11 a.m. at SIA booth 151

About the Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) ( is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with nearly 700 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, and owner of the Securing New Ground® conference, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities.

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