The 2018 Future of Physical Security study conducted by Microsoft and Accenture found that the threat landscape has changed in recent years. “The digital revolution has transformed the world in a multitude of positive ways — but it has inadvertently created new threats,” the study noted in its introduction. The survey of 200 senior physical security leaders across multiple industries described the physical security industry “at various levels of maturity, and at worst a decade behind” when it comes to its response to the digital transformation.
The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), established in 2000 to receive complaints of Internet crime, released its annual report, revealing the organization received an average of 800 complaints a day and that Americans lost $1.33 billion in 2016.
Farpointe Data posted the first radio frequency identification (RFID) Cybersecurity Vulnerability Checklist for access control manufacturers, distributors, integrators and end users to use to protect their access control systems from becoming hacker gateways to their facilities and IT systems.
On a beautiful fall Sunday I sat down to watch my Patriots take the field when I was startled by a creature scurrying across the floor. My own curiosity and a screech from my wife encouraged me to identify the breach.
I have spent a lot of time traveling the security circuit and educating myself about the threats of cybersecurity. Last month I had the privilege to participate at the PSA Cybersecurity Congress, a collection of industry experts and integrator executives. The event covered a lot of ground, and although I consider myself up on the times, I was pleasantly shocked with the abundance of new knowledge I took away from it. Here are a few thoughts from my integrator ownership seat and panel moderator perspective.
IBM Security Services 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index reports on all aspects of Cyber Security. The above information is gleaned from IBM’s high-duty reporting on the cyber security problem that “isn’t going away” anytime soon.
In our September issue, we present the "The Bigger Picture of Enterprise Access Control". See "Low Light Camera Performance Continues Its Rapid Rise" and find out how "Transformative Leadership: The Past Can Predict the Future" in this month's SDM Magazing.