Alice DiSanto has been named the 2022 recipient of the SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award, which recognizes individuals for excellence in leading SIA committees and advancing member objectives.
The Security Industry Association (SIA), will present DiSanto with the award at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, which is scheduled to take place on March 22 during ISC West.
DiSanto was first introduced to SIA in 2014 and immediately became actively involved, becoming a founding member of the SIA Women in Security Forum Steering Committee and chair of the forum’s Charitable Giving Subcommittee.
SIA’s Women in Security Forum is a community that works to engage all security professionals to promote, recruit and cultivate women’s leadership for a more inclusive and diversified industry.
DiSanto has executive leadership experience with firms in the Fortune Global 500, four upstart companies, and a regional hospital. As a marketing, sales, and public relations professional, she has industry knowledge of automotive, security, technology, health care, direct marketing, and nonprofit.
Alice DiSanto has worked in the field of cutting-edge technology in roles with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Sharp Electronics Corporation’s robotics division, and she currently serves as vice president of global marketing for Rajant Corporation, which was recognized with a 2021 Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award for Best Wireless Video Surveillance Network, in the AST 2021 Homeland Security Awards Program.
DiSanto’s interviews and articles can be found across security trade and robotics publications, and she is a regular panelist and moderator for industry education sessions and webinars.
(In her former role as Director of Marketing for Sharp’s robotics division, Ms. DiSanto was responsible for the development of the overall strategic marketing plan and brand strategy of the Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV). Ms. DiSanto participated in the first-ever Unmanned Security Expo at ISC West in Las Vegas to provide her professional expertise. Courtesy of Robolliance and YouTube.)
DiSanto graduated magna cum laude from Susquehanna University with a dual major in marketing and human resource management.
“Achievement has come by committee,” expressed DiSanto on her role overseeing the SIA Women in Security Forum’s charitable giving. “Together, the Women in Security Forum Charitable Giving Subcommittee strives to do ‘Good Works’ through demonstrative service of deeds and in-kind donations.”
“Giving is the pulse of this group, yet moreover, the heartbeat of the Security Industry Association. We are a network focused on safeguarding those around us. Through efforts like the CAN DO Challenge and Essentials 4 Job Security, servitude to our community comes through one-on-one acts of kindness.”
“To be recognized for leading all of you to help someone else is a gift beyond measure, and I am truly grateful,” continued DiSanto.
Under DiSanto’s charitable giving leadership, the SIA Women in Security Forum has presented annual efforts like the CAN DO Challenge, which inspires individuals to help overcome America’s unprecedented hunger issue by donating “cans” or “doing” acts like delivering or serving meals during the holiday season.
Another initiative held at ISC West is the Essentials 4 Job Security Giveback, in support of Dress for Success Southern Nevada offering acts of kindness and donations to help women trying to get back into the workforce feel more confident and self-assured as they take steps to improve their lives.
“Through her leadership of the SIA Women in Security Forum’s charitable initiatives, Alice DiSanto has galvanized many in the security industry to give back to the community and do good works with great impact throughout the United States,” added SIA CEO Don Erickson.
“SIA applauds Alice for her dedication to making a difference and fostering generosity among security professionals, and we look forward to recognizing her for her achievements at The Advance this year.”
Advance 2022 will take place during ISC West on Tuesday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. PDT, in a special membership meeting, where attendees will review official association business, recognize volunteer achievements from the past year, and exchange market intelligence for the year ahead.
This year’s Advance 2022 event will feature a presentation from special guest speaker Matt Barnette, CEO of PSA Security Network, as well as presenting the SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award, and 2022 recipients of the SIA Chair’s Award, Member of the Year Award and Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award. To participate, go to www.securityindustry.org/upcoming-events/the-advance.
Rajant Takes Platinum in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Homeland Security Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now entering it’s Seventh Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
Best Wireless Video Surveillance Network
The Rajant Hawk is a high-performance, dual-radio industrial-grade, wireless Kinetic Mesh BreadCrumb.
Infused with Rajant’s patented InstaMesh protocol, the Hawk offers higher throughput with enhanced security performance using 256QAM, 80 MHz channels, and hardware acceleration.
The Hawk is reliable in extreme environmental conditions and has several mounting options, and contains two transceivers delivering MIMO operation over multiple frequencies for reliable and resilient connections.
The platform combines high-speed, highly flexible mobile connectivity to reliably power new applications at the edge with unlimited coverage through a Layer-2 multi-radio mesh fabric extended across the deployment.
(Introducing the Hawk, one of Rajant’s newest industrial-grade high-performance BreadCrumb platforms that offer dual MIMO transceivers, up to 1.7Gbps aggregated data rate, higher throughput, and enhanced security performance. Courtesy of Rajant and YouTube.)
*Rajant was also recognized in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards highlight the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
The United States was forever changed 20 years ago on September 11th, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.
In the days that followed 9/11, the critical needs of protecting our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.
Our 2021 keynote speaker featured a moving and informative address from TSA Administrator and Vice-Admiral of the United States Coast Guard (Ret), David Pekoske; to our attendees who traveled from across the United States and abroad, on the strategic priorities of the 64,000 member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel.
Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton of the New York Police Department, the Boston Police Department, and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was also live at the event, meeting with attendees and signing copies of his latest work ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,’ courtesy of the generosity of our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Premier Sponsors.
The 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by AMAROK, Fortior Solutions and SIMS Software, along with Returning Premier Sponsors ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, and Reed Exhibitions.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.
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In 2021 over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:
- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
- ICE Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI)
- Customs & Border Protection (CBP)
- The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
- Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
- DHS Science & Technology (S&T)
- The National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health (NCDMPH)
- The American Red Cross
- The InfraGard National Alliance
- The Metropolitan Police (MPD)
- The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)
- Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
- The Federal Air Marshals Service
- The San Diego Harbor Police Foundation, and Many More!
Corporate firms, the majority of which return year to year to build upon their record of accomplishment include:
AlertMedia, Allied Universal, AMAROK, ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Axis Communications, Automatic Systems of America, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., Fortior Solutions, guardDog.ai, Hanwha Techwin of America, HID Global, Mark43, IPVideo Corporation, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Lumina Analytics, NEC National Security Systems, NICE Public Safety, OnSolve, PureTech Systems, Quantum Corporation, Rave Mobile Safety, Regroup Mass Notification, Robotic Assistance Devices, Rajant Corporation, SafeLogic, Senstar Corporation, ShotSpotter, Singlewire Software, SolarWinds Worldwide, Teledyne FLIR, Valor Systems, and Wiresecure, just to name a few!
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The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast-changing security landscape.
American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State, and local levels of government as well as firms allied to the government.
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Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture, and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.
These experts are from Government at the federal, state, and local level as well as from private firms allied to the government.
AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website, and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.
AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.
Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.
(See just a few highlights of American Security Today’s 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East. Courtesy of My Pristine Images and Vimeo.)
To learn more about ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, please see the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2021 ‘A Year in Review’.
The Annual CHAMPIONS edition includes a review of Annual ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firm’s products and services, including video interviews and more.
It serves as your Go-To Source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2021 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and/or organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.
From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection, and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION has what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.
It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
For a complete list of 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners, begin HERE.
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