Many view smart cities as the future of urban living, promising to boost the efficiency and effectiveness of city services and the quality of life for residents while helping cities keep pace with growth and the associated pressure on aging infrastructures.
Transformation is defined as: “(noun) a change in form, appearance, nature or character.” Today, the physical security industry is faced with the fact that digital transformation has redefined business risk.
New technologies, including cloud computing, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, are constantly bringing new opportunities and challenges to attackers and defenders alike. This is not just the age of machines but of machine-scale. As such, IT security analysts need new tools to defend the network.
Multiple cyber-attacks and compromise of personal information of millions of people globally show that the complexity and intensity of cybersecurity attacks are on the rise, and it could have broader political and economic ramifications. As cybercrimes become more lucrative and cybercriminals become smarter, cybersecurity too will have to be intelligence driven, enabling a swift response to the advanced attacks.
As many industries adopt IoT solutions for increased security, reduced costs and new opportunities, the buildings industry is looking to do the same by incorporating IoT and mobile functionality into a range of facilities, including around building security systems.
Most people in the physical security industry are familiar with the 5 Ds: deter, detect, delay, deny and defend. These principles seem universally applicable for facility or asset protection use cases. But what principles should we apply in areas of open public access?
Though the manufacturing sector does not attract the sheer volume of total cyberattacks as other areas of the economy, research has shown that coordinated cyber espionage targets manufacturing more than any other sector.
This month, Security magazine brings you the 2020 Guarding Report - a look at the ebbs and flows security officers and guarding companies have weathered in 2020, including protests, riots, the election, a pandemic and much more. Industry experts discuss access management and security challenges during COVID-19, GSOC complacency, the cybersecurity gap, end-of-year security career reflections and more!