Everyone Is At Risk

Technology is amazing stuff. However, some of the greatest threats that today’s businessman or woman faces is a cyberattack. Just count the number of breaches in the last couple of years; you know what I mean.

Some of the recent breaches include JP Morgan Chase, Sony, UPS and my favorite, PF Chang’s. The list of breaches is quite extensive, and to that end, some companies are creating a separate network for physical security applications.

I think you will enjoy our cover story from Lee A. Pernice. She knows a lot about networking and security, and she will tell you that a physical security-only network is typically used for intrusion detection, video, access control and related infrastructure.

When you dive into this story, Pernice will give you the benefits of a dedicated security-only network, plus who should consider such a network, and selecting a third-party provider. Once you have made that decision, she will guide you through the steps to consider when designing such a network, and finish up with a case study implemented by Protection 1.

Another contribution comes from Philip Lieberman, president of Lieberman Software, who writes about privileged identities and learning what is at the core of an online attack. A question posed in his story, “has it reached the point where no system is ever fully protected from hackers?”

Lieberman says IT managers should anticipate that their systems will be breached, and sensitive data could be stolen or made public. The real question then is how do you minimize the damage of a cyberattack? Also realize today’s cyber hacker is not naïve and can exploit the network because every account on that network has some level of privilege associated with it.

Want to learn some amazing things about cyber security? It’s all here in these few pages, and adhering to the messages could save you time and business resources in the very near future.

This article originally appeared in the August 2015 issue of Security Today.

About the Author

Ralph C. Jensen is the Publisher of Security Today magazine.

Featured

  • ISC West Is Two Months Away

    ISC West Is Two Months Away

    The annual “vacation” to Las Vegas is less than two months away. I anticipate it will be an amazing show, and furthermore, I expect the show hall to be teeming with interested security professionals. Read Now

    • Industry Events
  • Security Today Launches 2023 Government Security Awards

    Security Today Launches 2023 Government Security Awards

    Security Today is proud to announce the launch of the 2023 Government Security Awards. The Govies honor outstanding government security products in a variety of categories. For this year’s awards program, participants can choose from 38 different categories to enter their product(s) into. Read Now

  • Back to the Basics

    Back to the Basics

    Security is a continuous evolution of practices and procedures. The developments in technology and advancements in threats make security difficult at times. Although security from one location may look different from another location, there is a common goal applied to security measures. The common goal is protection. Read Now

  • The Top Three Security Trends in 2023

    The Top Three Security Trends in 2023

    As security technology has become more widely used, the interest in new capabilities and increased security measures has increased. As we head into 2023, these three trends will shape the security landscape. Read Now

Featured Cybersecurity

New Products

  • Pivot3 Surety

    Pivot3 Surety

    Pivot3 has announced Surety, a new intelligent software framework to simplify the management and monitoring of physical security environments. 3

  • ALTO Neoxx Electronic Padlock

    ALTO Neoxx Electronic Padlock

    Built to withstand all access control needs, the tough new SALTO Neoxx electronic padlock takes security beyond your expectations. 3

  • SAFR® from RealNetworks

    SAFR® from RealNetworks

    A unique feature in SAFR version 3.4 is its ability to automate alerts to security personnel when a spoofing attempt or a fraudulent attempt to gain access is detected. 3