An industry that was formerly the concern of physical security now requires a converged security approach. The convergence of cyber and physical security will allow security teams to have better communication and broaden their scope of intelligence that couldn’t be otherwise accomplished by operating in silos.
For physical security professionals managing safety and security risks to locations and facilities, this might involve access control, camera systems, or even drones. But consider this: The Internet is undeniably where people go to communicate. An offensive approach using Internet chatter and data from social media, news, blogs, and the Dark Web is necessary to mitigate risks to human lives and protect brand interests.
Risks are not always the concern of one department which means operating in silos is no longer the most efficient approach to security. Many enterprises separate their security departments into physical security and information security, where adopting a converged security approach might be a more effective way to protect a company’s important assets.
While some people may assume that violent criminals do not share their intentions of violence on the Internet, people are using online environments to share these intentions more frequently. Although not all violent incidents involve the Internet, some criminals believe that the anonymity that the Dark Web offers allows them to gain support from their online community without being identified.
Organizations are starting to view cybersecurity as an operational challenge rather than as an IT issue. Facilities, employees, and executives are increasingly connected to the Internet and the physical security of these assets gets more complicated as it evolves.
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