SSN Publisher Quits, Starts New Print Trade Magazine

Author: John Honovich, Published on May 11, 2018

After a decade as the publisher and face of Security System News (SSN), Tim Purpura has joined the UK's Hand Media where they are starting a new print trade magazine for the Americas.

It is the first new print security magazines in years. Good idea or not? In this note, we review the state of the trade magazine world and how Hand aims to go global.

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