Mr Stephen Surfaro


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With thirty years of security industry experience, Steve Surfaro is Chairman of the ASIS Security Applied Sciences Council and Chairman of the Public Safety Working Group for the Security Industry Association. He is also Standards Team Leader for the DHS S+T Video Quality in Public Safety Group. Steve is published in a wide range of security publications and delivers over 100 industry-accredited sessions each year. Steve is considered a subject matter expert in security sustainability, smart cities and buildings, cyber security attack trends, forensic video, data science and command center design. He also delivers an industry intelligence feed on Twitter (@stevesurf). He recently served as Public Safety Solutions Designer on the Super Bowl LIVE! Event, a multi-day sports themed event in Downtown Houston that attracted over 1M fans, and included the NFL Experience, multiple concerts, sports studios and many attractions. The City of Houston Police Dept considered it so successful that the solutions used will be re-deployed for crime reduction, early warning and traffic management. He is author of the Digital Video Handbook, a DHS S+T publication and the upcoming Tactical and Smart City Solutions Handbook, providing guidance for law enforcement, fire and other first responders. Steve is the recipient of the Roy N. Bordes Council Member Award of Excellence from ASIS International. He received his Bachelor of Engineering from The Cooper Union in New York City. He lives in Phoenix, is an avid photographer and periodically volunteers at local charter schools encouraging youth technology learning programs.