Todays guest helped write the standard for how security designs are specified and how integrators engage with consultants. There is so much more to how a security system should get designed. What goes on behind the scenes and how the products you get offered is discussed by two industry veterans in todays episode.
Ray Coulombe, a 30+ year security industry veteran, established SecuritySpecifiers in 2010 to address the need for the physical security industry to more effectively engage with the specifier community. In 2017, Ray initiated the highly successful CONSULT Technical Security Symposium to expand this engagement. In 2015, Ray was awarded SIA’s Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award by SIA for his role in leading the CSI Division 28 update effort. He is on the Electronic Technician Association’s (ETA International) competency boards for Information Technology Specialist and Electronic Security Networking Technician certifications, both of which he holds. He sits on the PSA Security Network Education Advisory Board, and, for more than 10 years, he wrote the Tech Trends column for Security Technology Executive (STE) and Security Business magazines. Formerly, Ray was COO and co-founder of SyPixx Networks, and he has played a significant role in the development of several other technology companies in the industry. Early in his career, Ray served as a Captain in the United States Air Force, where he was involved in the development and production of TV, laser, and infra-red guided missiles. He holds a BSEE from Cornell University; Masters degrees in Management from MIT and Information Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; a graduate certificate in Cyber Security from the University of Rhode Island; and numerous professional certifications. He belongs to ASIS, IEEE, ETA International, and the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. Currently, he is co-sponsoring with SIA a cyber security competency certification effort for security industry technicians.