by Brianna Crandall — October 26, 2018 — ASIS International, the worldwide association for security management professionals, recently announced that The Five Technological Forces Disrupting Security: How Cloud, Social, Mobile, Big Data and IoT are Transforming Physical Security in the Digital Age by Steve Van Till, CEO of Brivo, was selected as the 2018 ASIS Security Industry Book of the Year.
The book explores major disruptors of the security industry: cloud, social, mobile, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT). It also provides a high-level perspective on how the security industry is evolving, as well as practical guidance on how to create better security solutions. The author also examines key questions on the ways new technologies have lowered barriers for entrants in the field and how they are likely to change market dynamics and affect customer choices.
Set in the context of one of the earliest dot.com companies to enter physical security, the narrative is written for professionals from chief security officers and systems integrators to product managers and investors.
Author Van Till stated:
Winning this award is among the highlights of my career. The recognition by the world’s largest organization of practicing security professionals means that the subject matter is adding value exactly where I hoped it would — to the actual business of making our world a safer place to live.
Van Till was honored September 24 at Global Security Exchange (GSX), the security industry’s flagship event. He also hosted an informational “fireside chat” on the expo floor, where he shared details on key topics covered in his book.
According to Van Till:
Security products are undergoing the same consumerization that swept through IT a decade before. This time, IoT and cloud, in combination with machine learning techniques, will play a much more significant role in transforming who the players are and what is possible to accomplish.
The Book of the Year is selected by a panel of ASIS members who review member authored titles using 13 criteria, including relevancy to today’s security threats, importance of the subject in the field, and the uniqueness of the coverage of a new security concept, idea or technology. Authors interested in how they can be considered for next year’s ASIS Security Industry Book of the Year Award can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about The Five Technological Forces Disrupting Security: How Cloud, Social, Mobile, Big Data and IoT are Transforming Physical Security in the Digital Age, visit the ASIS Bookstore or the Brivo website. The publication is available from various publishers online.