One Day, One Angry CISO... One afternoon, I received a call from my client who was the CISO of an F100 Financial institution. He said “I’m very upset. Our CSO is telling me that you’re being very difficult and jeopardizing the deadlines. You need to get down here IN PERSON.” Somewhere between his … [Read more...]
Hello World, of Sorts After years of being a vocal critic of the deficient cybersecurity within the physical security industry (some would say curmudgeon), 2018 marks the end of an era. In the sea of topics, ranging from banana cables to communication protocols to IP Camera bandwidth, the … [Read more...]
When I started on the InfoSec side nearly 20 years ago, I hadn’t a clue about physical security or that it even existed. Sure, I was aware that you needed a card to get through a door, but not the infrastructure or program behind them. I really didn’t have any interest, either, but got pulled into … [Read more...]
Terry Gold will be speaking at the annual ISC West physical security conference in Las Vegas on April 18th, 2018. The Session, "The Future of Physical Security: The Decade Ahead" will draw from his recent research in working closely with some of the largest end user organizations to understand … [Read more...]
OK folks. You are now getting redirected to a new website with a new name, emails sent from a D6 domain, etc. We are the same company, but with a new name. Why the change and what does this mean? This has been in the works for about a year and were waiting for the nod from the US Patent and … [Read more...]
Both physical security and information security have the word “security” in common, but historically, that’s where the similarities stop. However, that’s changing today—and it’s driven by necessity. Some security professionals are getting dragged kicking and screaming into the new era, while others … [Read more...]
After specializing in the identity and authentication space for the past 15 years, I can say that in the biometric industry, they always seem to say "this is the big year". It references biometrics going mainstream and mass scale from one where its only pervasive acceptance has been physical … [Read more...]
Sony getting hacked shouldn't surprise anyone. Not because it is Sony, but rather because its just an exclamation point to 2014 already being "the year of the hack". Personally, several things standout as to what is and is not unique, and lessons we can take away. First, Sony is not unique, … [Read more...]
I engage in a variety of conversations in physical access that span manufacturers, integrators and end users in the physical access control space about systems that must live for the next decade or two. Traditionally, technology decisions had been made with a heavy influence from existing … [Read more...]
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