Security Systems News would like to thank its Editorial Advisory Board, which was created to help guide content for the SecurityNext conference education program. Members of the advisory board include some of the top thought leaders in security, a veritable Who’s Who of industry movers and shakers.
Since 1999, Rebecca Bayne has been a search and recruitment professional, known for a thorough, targeted, and conscientious approach to the business and art of matching unique talent with exceptional organizations. To form BCSI, she acquired the Integration Recruitment Division she built and managed for twelve years within a leading industry firm, working with many of the well-recognized companies.
In addition to search and recruitment, she consults with her clients who seek to improve processes and the industry perception of their companies in order to build a competitive edge in securing the very best industry talent. Prior to the decision in 2001 to focus her business entirely in the Physical Security industry, her area of specialization was network infrastructure professionals in I.T.
Bayne has conducted searches for and worked with all levels of technical, operations, sales, management, and executive professionals. She also has a diverse business background and approximately 20 years' experience in consultative selling, business and talent promotion, software training/consulting, and construction management.
Within the security industry, Bourgeix spent more than 20 years as a global security consultant and innovator, at such industry leaders as ADT, HySecurity, Wallace International, Tyco, and SecureState. Currently, he is the President of ESICONVERGENT LLC, a company dedicated to converged assessments and sourcing for the security industry.
He has had years of experience within the physical and cybersecurity arena and has been involved in developing security governance programs and has been integral in the design of enterprise security systems. His primary expertise is Physical, Cyber Security Governance and he is an SME in video security analytics and integration.
Bourgeix’s path has taken him into the physical security barrier industry, gate control, electronic security, managed services security and finally the cybersecurity arena. He has worked on projects throughout the Middle East and Asia, and has spoken at many conferences such as ISC, manufacturer events, and association meetings globally.
As one of the thought leaders in convergence of IT, OT and Physical Security, he presently is involved in creating security standards for the testing of products, systems, and solutions. He also is in the process of developing a model that will explain the Physical Security Kill chain, which will lead to the need for proper predictive analytics across IT, OT, and Physical Security. Pierre has developed a Converged Security Gap Assessment that can assist companies in developing a proper risk rating across IT, OT and Physical Security. He speaks fluently in English, French, and Arabic.
Don Erickson was appointed CEO of the Security Industry Association on Nov. 1, 2011. He previously served as SIA director of government relations from 2006 to 2011.
As CEO, he leads implementation of SIA’s Board Strategic Framework and oversees SIA’s collaboration with industry and vertical market associations and organizations. He is responsible for management of SIA’s operations and programs including marketing, government relations, education and standards initiatives and serves as the organization’s primary liaison to ISC Events.
Prior to joining SIA, Erickson served as manager of legislative affairs for Alcatel and legislative director for the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO). He spent six years on the senior legislative staff of U.S. Sen. Rod Grams, where he facilitated the enactment of legislation pertaining to criminal justice, telecommunications and technology policy.
Erickson has served as a member of several boards including The Catholic University of America Alumni Association, Mission 500, the National Capital Region Security Forum, and the IAHSS Foundation. He was selected as a Top CEO by CEO Update magazine in 2013 and recently named by Security magazine as “One of the Most Influential People in Security” in 2018.
Janet Fenner is currently the President of Defined Agency, the security industry’s first and newest female minority owned and operated Marketing and Public Relations firm. A 20+ year seasoned security veteran and highly respected executive. Fenner was formerly with ISS, Dahua Technology and Hanwha Techwin America (formerly Samsung Techwin) and the Brady Corporation prior to that. Fenner was also recently recognized as one of the security industry’s top female leaders and serves on the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) Board of Directors and SIA’s Women in Security Forum. She is also an active supporter and an advisory board member of Mission 500, a charitable organization focused on the professional security community’s efforts to assist children and families in need across the U.S.
Hanson, who took over this year as chair of Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Women in Security Forum (WISF), has been with Intel for more than 20 years, and is responsible for partner and end user sales of Intel’s Edge.AI portfolio and partner solutions for the Internet of Things. This includes GTM partnerships, co-marketing and developing sales acceleration strategies to drive revenue growth with Safety and Security & Smart City and Venue partners including OEM’s, ISV’s, VMS and System Integrators.
Hanson joined Intel in 2000 and prior roles included: Platform and Distribution Sales Director - Intel Storage and Memory Division, responsible for growing SSD sales in Distribution and ramping Intel’s new 3D NAND SSD products globally, She also led Intel’s multi-billion dollar PC business with HPI, delivering multiple years of record double digit growth in commercial and consumer PCs. Kasia has deep technology experience across the Channel and Distribution, Multi-National OEMs, Software and cross vertical including Fortune 500, Government, Oil and Gas, Entertainment and Retail.
Jim Henry, an independent consultant, recently joined Butchko•ESI, led by Senior Partner Pierre Bourgeix and CEO Benjamin M. Butchko. Prior to this, he was Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Securitas Electronic Security, Inc (SES).He joined SES via the acquisition of the Public Safety and Security division of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in June 2018. From December 2010 through June 2018 Jim was Executive Vice President (EVP) for Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions, Inc. (Kratos PSS), a division of Kratos Security and Defense Solutions (KTOS). Henry’s title of EVP for Kratos PSS was assumed on Dec. 15, 2010 via the acquisition of Henry Bros. Electronics, Inc. (HBE) by Kratos PSS.
From November 2001 through December 15, 2010, he was Chairman and CEO of HBE, headquartered first in Saddle Brook, N.J., and then in Fair Lawn, N.J. HBE was sold to a public company in 1986, reacquired by a team led by Henry in 1989, and grown as a private company until Henry took it public in November of 2001. HBE was originally founded as an electronic repair shop in Paramus, N.J. in 1950 by John (Jim’s father), Hartford and Raymond Henry (the three “Henry Brothers”). Under the ownership of the “Henry Brothers” from 1950 to 1986, HBE grew to have three divisions: Security Systems Integration, Land/Mobile Radio Systems, and Consumer Electronics Sales/Service. Jim Henry joined HBE as an Applications Engineer in June of 1978 after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.
Antoinette King, PSP, DPPS, SICC, founder of Credo Cyber Consulting LLC, which she launched this year after spending time at Axis Communications as a key account manager with a focus on end user engagements in the NY/NJ region. She has more than 20 years of experience in the security industry, beginning her career as a field technician responsible for the installation, design and implementation of integrated security solutions. During the 17 years leading up to her joining Axis Communications, Antoinette worked for several security integrators as an outside sales account manager designing security solutions and project managing.
King is a Board-Certified Physical Security Professional (PSP). She has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Bachelors of Science in Managing Security Systems, and her Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity Policy and Risk Analysis.
She actively participates in many industry associations. She is a founding member of the Association of Data and Cyber Governance. Antoinette is also an active member of ASIS holding positions as Chapter Chairperson of the Hudson Valley Chapter, member of the Women in Security (WIS) Global Council, serving on the WIS Publications Committee, and WIS Strategic Alliance Committee. King is also an active member of the Security Industry Association (SIA), serving on the Ethics Working Group, Data Privacy Advisory Board, and the Cybersecurity Advisory Board, and is a member of Women in Cybersecurity (WiCys).
In January of 2021 Min Kyriannis launched Amyna Systems, a technology start-up company focused on IoT cybersecurity. Prior to that she served as the Head of Cybersecurity and Head of Cybersecurity and Technology Development at Jaros, Baum & Bolles, where she pioneered and developed an industry-leading cybersecurity program for building systems.
Kyriannis has 25-plus years working in industries involved with enterprise and converged systems, information technology, operational technology, cybersecurity, physical security and risk management across the globe. She is a recognized technology leader and has held roles on both the client and consultant side, applying the experience to adopt a holistic view to technology and security across all building systems. She currently assists in developing best practices for a variety of different security programs across different markets.
She was recently ranked as one of the top 20 Cybersecurity Professionals in IFSec’s Global Influencers Security & Fire 2020 and was named SIA’s 2020 Jay Haughn Winner. She currently serves as co-President of Women In International Security – NY Chapter, Chair of SIA’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board and a member of the Advisory Board of SecuritySpecifiers. She also previously served as Vice-Chair of SIA’s New Product Showcase Committee.
Billy Langenstein is currently Director of Security Services and Investigation for the National Football League (NFL), based New York City. Prior to working for the NFL, he worked at U.S. Bank Stadium where he was responsible for security, public safety and emergency preparedness, medical services, transportation, guest experience and event oversight. Working closely with the Minnesota Vikings, MSFA and the entire community, his goal is to deliver a safe, clean and family experience at each event.
Langenstein also spent five seasons with the Washington Nationals as the Director of Event Operations. Prior to joining the Nationals, he worked as an Operations Assistant with Live Nation assisting with the event operations and production at many of their music venues.
A native of Philadelphia, Pa, he graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Master’s degree in Sports Management from Georgetown University. He is an NCS4 Industry Leader Under 40 award winner and achieved the Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) certification. His commitment to the profession is vast, as he is the Vice Chair of the Stadium Committee for the IAVM, Faculty Member for the Academy of Venue Safety and Security, Professional Sport Facilities Advisory Committee for the NCS4, member of the Event Safety Alliance and a Master Trainer for Team Coalition.
His true passion is in the realm of professional development and leadership by taking continuing educational classes and sharing the knowledge with his colleagues and continuing to be a student in the industry.
Christine Lanning leads an elite team of system integrators as President of Integrated Security Technologies — a woman-owned, small technology business in Hawaii in business since 1998. IST’s mission “Leading Hawaii to a Safer Place” reflects her history of commitment to the local community and the security industry.
In 2014, she was awarded the ASIS Woman of the Year Award and in 2015 became the first female elected to the Board of Directors for PSA Security Network, North America’s largest electronic security cooperative. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Information Systems. Christine is a champion for culture building and leadership, believing in Ho’ohui (creating connections and building bridges together).
Andrew Lanning started his career in the computer and electronics field in 1982 beginning with COBOL, FORTRAN, and ASSEMBLER programming languages. He continued his electronics career as a radar and missile weapons technician in the United States Navy earning a combat action ribbon in 1988 during Operation Praying Mantis in the Persian Gulf. After the Navy, he joined the electronic security industry in 1994 and Co-Founded Integrated Security Technologies with his wife Christine in Honolulu Hawaii, in May of 1998.
Nationally, Andrew serves the security industry through membership on the National Defense Intelligence Sharing and Analysis Center (ND-ISAC) policy working group, as chairman of the InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA) Electronic Security Industry Cross Sector Council, and as a Board Member of the Security Specifier’s Consult advisory group.
In Hawaii, Andrew serves as the current President and Defense Industrial Base Sector Chief for the InfraGard Hawaii Members Alliance. He also serves on the Board of Directors as treasurer for the National Defense Industry Association Hawaii Chapter. He is a graduate of the Honolulu FBI Citizens Academy, an active member of the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, and a founding member of The Rotary Club of Hickam Pearl Harbor.
In 2019 Andrew was honored to receive the PSA Security Network President’s Paul Marcus Award for industry leadership as well as the Security Industry Association’s Jay Hauhn Award for industry partnership. In 2020 he received the SIA Women in Security Progress Award for spearheading their nascent scholarship program and in 2021 he was selected as the IFSEC #1 Influencer in Fire and Security among Manufacturers/Vendors/Installers/Integrators.
Andrew double majored in Psychology & Anthropology at University of Hawaii-West Oahu and earned his Master of Communications degree from Hawaii Pacific University in 2011.
Christopher Peckham is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Ollivier Corporation, where he is responsible for operations including software development, project management, and customer deployments.
Previously he served as the Senior Vice President, CTO and Special Projects at Kratos Public Safety & Security Solution, Inc. In his capacity as the CTO, he led efforts on complex projects and programs and was the primary driver of the technology efforts that maintained the company's innovations in emerging trends. He served as CIO of Henry Bros. Electronics at the time of its acquisition by Kratos. Previous to that, he was Director of Operations for SunGard Higher Education.
Dr. Peckham received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and his M.B.A. from Rutgers University. He is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP) and a licensed professional engineer in the state of N.J.
Steve Van Till is the President and CEO of Brivo Inc., a leading worldwide provider of cloud-based access control and Software-as-a-Service solutions for physical security. He has previously served in a variety of senior management roles in high technology companies spanning Web development, healthcare, and satellite communications.
A previous Board Member of the Security Industry Association (SIA), he also currently serves as Chairman of the SIA Standards Committee. He is a frequent author and speaker, as well as the inventor of numerous patents in the fields of physical security and identity management.