Cyber:Secured Forum is coming soon! ISC Security Events, PSA Security Network and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have come together to create an educational two-day event connecting the worlds of cybersecurity, physical security and systems integration. This second annual cybersecurity educational summit will take place July 29-31 at the Westin Dallas Park Central in Dallas, Texas.
One key offering at Cyber:Secured Forum 2019 is Technologies Transforming Cyber-Physical Security, featuring a distinguished panel of executives from leading organizations. Advanced cloud capabilities, artificial intelligence, facial recognition analytics and quantum computing have all been mentioned in trade and general business press as the next big disruptors. But how quickly do implementers of security need to understand and weave these technologies in their solutions? Technology evangelists from leading technology platform organizations discuss these technologies and others, including the security problems that they solve and the new attack surfaces and risk that they present.
SIA spoke with Jimmie Lee, one of the session’s panelists and head of security applications – global security at Facebook, about what attendees can expect at this engaging session.
What worries you the most about the connected nature of physical security technologies?
Jimmie Lee: That as an industry, we are over-engineering and focused on the wrong problem securing our technology. The approach is simple and nothing new. We must simply align with IT and information security best practices. Trying to converge on a new approach will introduce vulnerabilities that we cannot predict.
What are you most optimistic about when it comes to connected security technologies?
JL: There will be an uprising and a shift away from the traditional convergence ideology with physical security technology. Our industry requires a divergence away from integration of our history and our future. We require a hard pivot to well-understood IT and information security best practices.
What is the first question you ask a potential vendor when assessing a connected security solution?
JL: What is your solution architecture and road map? Explain your security posture and how you designed it into your entire solution and product life cycle.
Joining Lee on the panel are Min Kyriannis, associate, cybersecurity at Jaros, Baum & Bolles; Edward Lee, security and trust advisor at Google Cloud; and William P. Woods, senior directory – security intelligence at McAfee. Attendees will learn how security technologists see technology and well-established best practices from the IT world will help improve the industry’s cybersecurity posture.
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