Mark Peterson appointed chairman of Security Industry Association (SIA) Security Applications Standards Subcommittee.

The Security Application Standards Subcommittee will develop standards for specific applications of security technology to solve specific problems and produce standards that define those solutions. These efforts would combine the OSIPS component interfaces along with specific binding standards to serve specific application needs. The Subcommittee may build upon the existing component interfaces for a specific application requirement. In the area of performance related standardization this group may also address standardization activities for application requirements.  Current activities incluse: Access Control for Gate Operations, and Common User Interface Standard for First Responders and Large System Users.  For more information visit


M. C. Peterson & Associates LLC to conduct educational sessions at 2008 International Foundation of Cultural Property Protection (IFCPP) conference in Boston, MA.

The International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection’s Tenth Annual Conference, Seminar, Exhibits & Certification Program will be held in Boston, MA, August 17-20, 2008 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. We are very excited about this unique opportunity to explore a new and outstanding cultural community. The theme for this year's big event will be "Getting Your Hands Dirty – Taking the Extra Step".

Co-hosted by the New England Chapter of the IFCPP and Harvard University Art Museums, the Foundation will continue the tradition of bringing the very best in programs, presenters, and conference activities to attendees from across the U.S. and abroad, with representation from every aspect of the professional spectrum. The IFCPP conference team welcomes administrators, facilities managers, human resources personnel, registrars, curatorial staff, security staff, and law enforcement professionals from cultural and public institutions of any size or scope to participate in the leading protection event of the year. Instructors and presenters are the nation’s leading authorities in the cultural property protection community. For more information on the IFCPP visit their web site at