Security Systems News

SEP 2018

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Page 9 of 35 S EPTEMBER 2018 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS news 6 with cutting-edge CLOUDENABLED IP CAMERAS Become a Cloud Partner Today! visit REAL RMR FOR REAL SECURITY PROFESSIONALS Backed by a company with over 60 years of experience in the security industry we are providing a NEW opportunity for yet another way to INCREASE YOUR PROFIT WITH EVERY INSTALLATION! SPECO CLOUD STORAGE By SSN Staff SILVER SPRING, Md.—T h e Security Industry Association (SIA), in partnership with the ASIS Foundation and the Build- ing Owners and Managers Asso- ciation (BOMA) International, jointly released guidance for practitioners in the security and building management fields. Intelligent Building Manage- ment Systems: Guidance for Pro- tecting Organizations provides a framework to help decision mak- ers assign a risk-based criticality or impact to their building and asks relevant security questions to develop appropriate mitiga- tion strategies. It also serves to establish a common language between the many intelligent building stakeholders. The guidance is based on original research, Building Auto- mation & Control Systems: An Investigation into Vulnerabili- ties, Current Practice and Secu- rity Management Best Practice, by David J. Brooks, Michael Coole and Paul Haskell-Dow- land of Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. The research provides an exhaustive overview of identified intelligent building critical vulnerabilities and miti- gation strategies. "The ASIS Foundation is delighted to work with our partners BOMA and SIA to sup- port such critical research in a rapidly developing but insuffi- ciently understood field," San- dra Cowie, CPP, director, global security and business continuity, principal, and 2018 ASIS Foun- dation president, said in the joint announcement. "Building automation invokes cutting- edge issues and technology such as the Internet of Things and advanced video analytics, as well as traditional concerns such as physical access control and proper procedures. The inte- grated whole undoubtedly poses challenges that are still emerg- ing. This research is indispens- able to helping our members get a handle on both the challenges and the opportunities of this fast-growing market." According to the report, the intelligent building market is growing 31 percent per year and is expected to exceed $59 billion by 2023. These systems are increasingly embedded into the contemporary built envi- ronment due to the demand for reduced operating costs, gov- ernment regulation, and greater monitoring, control and oper- ability. However, this growth comes with a substantial set of security vulnerabilities that many security and facility pro- fessionals have not accounted for. Importantly, the research finds a significant disconnect between security and facility professionals' perceived under- standing of intelligent building threats and risks versus actual dangers. In addition, the report revealed that a lack of common terminology and practices can result in misunderstandings and siloed views of associated secu- rity risks. The report findings emphasize the need to: • Take a multidisciplinary proactive management approach New guide on securing intelligent buildings to intelligent building vulner- ability mitigation. • Fuse multidisciplinary participants into an intelligent building security team. Additional findings include the recognition of intelligent building integrators and cyber- security experts as partners who can help organizations better understand threats and risks and more effectively achieve intelli- gent building security. "The research developed by the ASIS Foundation provides insights that should be leveraged by our members and the indus- try to better understand and identify vulnerabilities within intelligent building systems," Don Erickson, chief executive officer, SIA, said in a prepared statement. "An essential out- come from this project is the recommended guidance and checklist that will help security practitioners and security tech- nology solutions providers work together to implement strategies to mitigate against potential risks." SSN the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Apple," the announcement read. ASIS also announced the "D3 Xperience." This event, supported by Association for Unmanned Vehicle Sys- tems International (AUVSI), will educate attendees on the impact of unmanned systems on the security industry. Edu- cation and demos will show- case the emerging technol- ogy around the use of drones, droids and counter-UAV defense systems. Lastly, the Innovative Prod- uct Awards Showcase will high- light new products and services on the GSX show floor that are poised to disrupt the security marketplace. The submission deadline for the IPAs is Aug. 3. "In addition to these fea- tures, the exhibit floor will house an International Trade Center and the ASIS Hub, which includes access to ASIS Council representatives, live streaming interviews, and fireside chats," ASIS said in its announcement. SSN Continued from page 5 GSX

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