Industry Execs to Provide Valuable Insights into the Impact of the IoT at ISC West 2017
Seminar to Discuss the Benefits and Potential Risks of Increasingly Networked Systems

Walkersville, MD (March 16, 2017) – The ever-increasing number and variety of devices featuring networking capability have created highly integrated systems that deliver numerous benefits, including advanced communications and remote management, as well as increased levels of data capture and intelligence. However, along with all these advantages, the Internet of Things (IoT) also raises many new issues for security professionals.


Attendees who register for “The Pros and Cons of the Internet of Things” seminar at ISC West 2017 will come away with insights on the good and the bad of today’s connected world. The assembled panel of thought leaders, representing nearly every category within the industry, will discuss the ins and outs of networking technologies and cybersecurity, as well as the role of the IoT for professional security applications. Armed with the best practices these experts will provide, security professionals will be well-equipped to provide their customers with even greater value from their security solutions.


“The industry’s continued migration to network-based systems is changing the way surveillance and security systems are designed, implemented and managed, and the impact of the IoT cannot be understated,” said Rick Caruthers, Executive VP, Galaxy Control Systems. “This panel discussion will help attendees better understand the effects of the IoT on our industry, and how they can more effectively harness new network technologies.”


The seminar will be moderated by Ron Hawkins, Manager of Special Projects and Partnerships, Security Industry Association (SIA). Panelists include Ronnie Pennington, National Sales Engineer, Altronix Corporation; Rick Caruthers, Executive Vice President, Galaxy Control Systems; Tom Cook, Vice President, Sales, Hanwha Techwin America; Chris Camejo, Director of Product Management – Threat Intelligence, NTT Security; Ken LaMarca, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, OnSSI; Don Campbell, Vice President, Products, Quantum Secure; and Bud Broomhead, Chief Executive Officer, Viakoo .


“The Pros and Cons of the Internet of Things” is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Registration is available online at