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“Five Technological Forces Disrupting Security” is ASIS Security Industry Book of the Year

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Award winning book by Steve Van Till provides thought provoking, forward-thinking insights address the transformation of physical security in the digital age

Alexandria, VA (September 14, 2018)ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, today announced 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 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 companies to enter physical security, the narrative is written for professionals from chief security officers and systems integrators to product managers and investors.

“Winning this award is among the highlights of my career,” said Van Till. “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 will be honored on Monday, September 24 at Global Security Exchange (GSX), the security industry’s flagship event. He will sign copies of the book at 10 a.m. in the ASIS Store, where his book will also be available for purchase.

In addition, he will also be hosting an informational “fireside chat” on the expo floor, Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. Van Till will share details on key topics covered in his book. “Security products are undergoing the same consumerization that swept through IT a decade before,” said Van Till. “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.

To learn more about how you can be considered for next year’s ASIS Security Industry Book of the Year Award, email [email protected]


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Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the world's largest membership organization for security management professionals. With hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS is recognized as the premier source for learning, networking, standards, and research. Through its board certifications, award-winning Security Management magazine, and Global Security Exchange (formerly the Annual Seminar and Exhibits)—the most influential event in the profession—ASIS ensures its members and the security community have access to the intelligence and resources necessary to protect their people, property, and information assets.  Learn more about the work we do at