‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Updates – Be In It to Win It

Time is running out to finalize your award nominations for the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Official Entry Nomination Closing Date: Sept. 22, 2017

The ‘ASTORS’ are organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Official Judging will be completed by an AST Panel of Judges comprised of Industry Leaders in their Respective Fields.

AST is pleased to announce the newest additions to the AST Panel of Judges:

Doug Haines, Owner of Haines Security Solutions (HSS)

Doug Haines, Owner of Haines Security Solutions
Doug Haines, Owner of Haines Security Solutions

Doug Haines is a career security professional. He retired from active duty with the US Air Force in 1993. 

He spent the next 20 years working for the U.S. Government, primarily overseas in Europe.  

Mr. Haines has over 45 years of experience in conducting physical security vulnerability assessments and risk analysis. 

He’s been teaching these concepts to architects, engineers, planners, facility managers, security professionals and others involved in developing mitigation strategies and building design planning since 2006.

Mr. Haines is both a guest lecturer and Adjunct Professor teaching access control concepts and security systems integration in academia. 

He’s widely sought after to share his knowledge at industry conferences around the globe.  

Doug Haines
Doug Haines

Whether in India, Saudi Arabia or New York his audiences gain valuable knowledge in solutions strategies they can take back to the office.    

Mr. Haines a subject matter expert in integrating antiterrorism strategies into high occupancy inhabited spaces, regularly contributes to security industry publications, and is an established guest editorialist at American Security Today, frequently shares his knowledge, insights and experience with our public safety and security industry professional readers.

Haines is an active member of the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Architectural Graphics and CAD Symbols for Security Systems, Physical Security Working Group and RISE Scholarship committees. 

Additionally, he was selected as the Sandra Jones Volunteer of the Year 2016 by SIA for helping shape the Associates of Applied Science Degree Program in Security Systems Technology at Mercer County Community College, and his significant contributions to the security industry.

Haines Security Solutions is unique within the security industry in providing classes which focus on developing mitigation strategies with an emphasis on antiterrorism and the building design process.
Haines Security Solutions is unique within the security industry in providing classes which focus on developing mitigation strategies with an emphasis on antiterrorism and the building design process.

Mr. Haines’ company, Haines Security Solutions (HSS) specializes in conducting quantitative risk and vulnerability assessments of federal, state and local facilities worldwide and other security related consulting services.

HSS also develops security criteria, conducts entry control point and security forces manpower studies, drinking water systems and critical energy infrastructure risk/vulnerability assessments, and develops, plans and conducts table-top and full scale antiterrorism, force-on-force, emergency response and disaster preparedness exercises.

  • HSS has been Awarded ‘Certificate of Recognition for Subject Matter Expertise in Building Design’ by the U.S. Army
  • HSS’s Asset Based Risk Analysis (ABRA) methodology was cited as the Platinum GOVIES 2017 Award winner by Security Today. 
  • HSS’s Physical Security Engineering Training and Certification Program is competing for an ASTOR Award in the Best Homeland Security Education Program Category 2017 by American Security Today.

Mr. Haines been married to his wife Carmen for 44 years.  They have a son and two grandsons.

Min Kyriannis, Associate, Cyber Security

Min Kyriannis
Min Kyriannis

Min Kyriannis serves as Cyber Security lead with JB&B Technologies.

With more than 15 years of experience in converged, global, cyber security and physical security, as well as work as a risk management leader, her career has spanned the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Ms. Kyriannis most recently was the technology subject matter expert at New York University’s Office of Construction Management, where she leveraged her technical expertise to develop strategies in enterprise physical security, enterprise information technology, and audiovisual technologies.

Prior to that, she was a project manager for New York University’s Information Technology Services.

Ms. Kyriannis engaged in both asset management and network infrastructure implementation.

She is currently working with groups within JB&B to develop cyber security standards for systems, system controls and devices on converged networks in order to mitigate risks and threats from cyberattacks.

Ms. Kyriannis received her Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Studies, Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, and Master of Arts degree in Food, Nutrition and Business Management, all from New York University.

She is also an active member of ASIS International.

Time is running out to finalize your award nominations for the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Official Entry Nomination Closing Date: Sept. 22, 2017

The ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program has been experiencing an overwhelming response with many top firms competing to secure a prestigious ‘ASTORS’ Award, including industry leaders:

Canon U.S.A. – Genetec GammaTech – GTL  Sharp Electronics –Ross Technology – ATI Systems – FLIR Systems – NEC Corporation –PlateSmart – LRAD Corporation – Rave Mobile Safety – Securiport & the Stockton Police Department, just to name a few!

Be In It to Win IT, and Receive the Recognition your Organization Deserves – to Enter the Competition – go to https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/

American Security Today will be holding the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, November 15th at ISC East, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center in New York City.

ISC East is the Northeast’s largest security industry event!

At ISC East you will have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 225 leading brands in the security industry, allowing you to find out about new products and stay ahead of the competition.

Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies and Unmanned Security, you’re sure to find products and services that will benefit your company and clients.

Sharp INTELLOS™ A-UGVSharp Electronics Corporation – A Featured Corporate Sponsor of the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, will be showcasing the Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV), at the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon at ISC East.

The Sharp INTELLOS™ A-UGV is a multi-terrain, mobile sensor, intelligence-gathering robot that can capture video, audio and environmental data while providing a visible deterrent–proactively and without the aid of a human driver.


Combining automation, mobility and a variety of monitoring and detection functionalities to extend the reach and impact of a traditional security force, the Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV proactive outdoor patrol capabilities offer a compelling advancement over conventional operations.


Additionally, Acoustic Technology Inc. (ATI Systems), Also a Featured Sponsor of the ‘ASTORS’ Awards, will be displaying it’s MassAlertadvanced, net-centric software utilizing state-of-the-art technology to provide the most advanced, reliable and secure Mass Notification System (MNS) with a host of notification options.

With its unparalleled user-friendly graphical interface, MassAlert™ enables system operators to instantly alert and inform personnel of what to do before, during and after an emergency or disaster, and also to broadcast daily announcements and signals. 

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MassAlert® is customized for each client’s specific system and utilizes field unit icons layered onto location maps and building diagrams of the system to provide system overview and real-time status.

Acknowledge the Most Distinguished Vendors of Physical, IT, Cyber, Port of Entry Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Perimeter Protection, Communications as well as Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies in Acknowledgment of Their Outstanding Efforts to: ‘Keep our Nation Safe – One City at a Time’


Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System Interagency Interdiction Operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial/IRIS Recognition Body Worn Video Product Cyber Security
Video Surveillance/VMS Mobile Technology Anti-Malware
Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products And Many Others!


Government Excellence Nominations are at No Cost in Gratitude for Your Service

Please View our Complete List of ‘ASTORS’ Categories & Opportunities for Your Organization to Compete and Distinguish Your Achievements in this Exclusive Opportunity to receive the Recognition Your Organization Deserves.

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AST’s publisher Michael Madsen, announced an AST ‘ASTORS’ Awards Preview Edition to be published in an upcoming AST Digital Magazine – a Full Feature Issue devoted to the competing firms and their achievements with an introduction to our 70,000+ readers.


The highlight of the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program will be the Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East at the Javits Convention Center on November 15th.

AST focuses on New and Evolving Security Threats at All Levels of Homeland Security and Public Safety for personnel who are on the front lines of protecting our communities, cities and nation.

AST reaches both the private and public experts, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges.

For ‘ASTORS’ Sponsorship Opportunities and More Information on the AST 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com or call 732.233.8119 (mobile) or 646-450-6027 (office)