Contributor Profile

Steve Surfaro

Job TitleChief Analyst & Designer



With thirty years of security industry experience, Steve Surfaro is Chairman of the Public Safety Working Group for the Security Industry Association and Vice Chair of the ASIS Security Applied Sciences Council.  He is 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 industry-accredited sessions each year to audiences in the Americas, Middle East and Asia.

Steve is a subject matter expert in artificial intelligence, smart cities and buildings, cyber security attack trends, forensic video, data science, command center design and first responder technologies. He also delivers an industry intelligence feed on Twitter (@stevesurf) and bi-monthly podcasts.

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.  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.

Steve recently appeared on CNBC’s Closing Bell on the subjects of early warning systems and enhanced security screening, following the Mandalay Bay incident.

He is author of the Digital Video Handbook, a DHS S+T publication and the upcoming SIA Tactical and Smart City Solutions Handbook, providing guidance for law enforcement, fire and other first responders. 

Steve is the recipient of the BICSI Harry J. Pfister Award by the University of South Florida (USF) for outstanding contribution to the field of telecommunications/information and communications technology (ICT)

He received his Engineering Degree from The Cooper Union on full scholarship in New York City.  He resides in Phoenix and in his spare time, is a published photographer and prototype creator.

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