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The mission of The Security Network is to advance security by “Fostering Innovation through Collaboration” worldwide. We are a unique non-profit, non-partisan, San Diego, CA-based organization that promotes two goals – the rapid commercialization of dual-usage security technologies from around the world and the development of effective regional security.
The U.S. is a huge producer and user of security technology. But security is an international industry, and while the U.S. represents approximately 50 percent of the world’s expenditures in the defense, first responder and homeland security fields, more than 50 percent of the world expenditure on security technology development is outside the U.S.! As result, the U.S. needs to benefit from foreign advances while the foreign markets need to benefit from U.S. technologies. The Security Network functions as a catalyst to bring innovative technology providers together with U.S. and international channel partners and users
Growing relationships with an increasing number of U.S. and international partners in countries including Australia, Canada, Estonia, France, Mexico, New Zealand, and the UK are testament to the mutual need that we recognize to identify innovative, dual/multi-use security technologies and services around the world and help create visibility with potential channel partners and users to promote rapid adoption. The result should be getting best-of-breed technologies into the hands of first responders and warfighters as well as the commercial security field as quickly and inexpensively as possible. The linkages of The Security Network stretch out across the U.S. and internationally, which has led to success stories that include foreign companies finding partners and selling into the U.S., foreign companies finding partners and selling to other countries, U.S. companies finding foreign partners and selling outside the U.S., and tech transfer from government lab to the private sector.
We have grown up in San Diego and are, therefore, focused on helping organize the local security community, raising the awareness of San Diego as a leading security technology center in the U.S. and – working with our extensive Advisory Committee and local partners – promoting the region as a virtual testbed for technologies from around the world. San Diego enjoys a reputation as a collaborative environment. This combined with world-class strengths in important, fast-growing fields – including C4ISR, cyber security, robotics, secure communications and sensors – makes it an ideal location to test technologies and find partners.
The Security Network does not create trade shows – we create technology networking events that are designed to promote collaboration. We try to keep the price affordable so small to medium-sized enterprises – the real innovators around the world – can afford to participate. And while we definitely want large systems integrators to attend to find potential technology partners, we don’t want them to overwhelm with their size. Our events are about innovative technology companies finding channel, financial and strategic partners, so finding and attracting the right participants from government, military and the systems integrators that are looking for innovative technologies is important.
While most of our events have taken place in San Diego because that is our base (and we are a resource-limited non-profit), we are interested in promoting regional security in other areas, as well. We have put on events in Los Angeles and Seattle, WA in conjunction with the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate and local partners. We look forward to putting on events with partners on the East Coast and possibly internationally depending on opportunity and resources available to do a good job.
Thanks for your interest in The Security Network. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon!
Michael Jones – President