SDM – ISC West Show Daily – Day 1 – Cybersecurity Measures

4 Keys For Integrators To Provide The Best Cybersecurity Measures Skip Sampson Poor cybersecurity is all too common today. Businesses large and small have been hacked, whether it’s been done to shut down systems, steal information or simply to disrupt operations. The reality is that a cybersecurity attack on a business can be costly — both from a dollar and cents perspective, as well as a public relations standpoint.It was just two years ago that an HVAC system served as the conduit for the 2014 cybersecurity hack at Target. In addition, there have been numerous documented cases of cybersecurity breaches through other devices, including security systems. The reality is that any business with a network switch, NVR, surveillance camera or access control system connected to the network is vulnerable to an inside or outside attack unless they put some measures into place. Within the security market, there is an ever-growing awareness about cybersecurity issues. Security professionals have extended their knowledge base beyond how to protect the perimeter of a building to include how to protect the digital perimeter. Because of the interrelated nature of doing business, it’s imperative that both the security systems integrator and their customer be vigilant against cybersecurity breaches since a threat to one partner could in turn affect the other. What are some steps to take to ensure you are providing the best cybersecurity measures? Practice What You Preach It’s one thing to put a client’s system through its paces by subjecting the client to risk analysis and audits, performing penetration tests and securing data through the installation of secure devices on servers. However, it’s...