Everyone Is At Risk
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Aug 01, 2015
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.
Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.