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NOV 2018

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www.securitysystemsnews.com Nov EM b ER 2018 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS news 8 What is your view on the industry moving forward? I am bullish on the indus- try, as over the past few years the security industry has been evolving and shifting from the traditional siloed approach to the converged approach for PS, IT (including IS and cybersecurity), their opera- tions and management. How- ever, this transition has been moving at a slow pace and has not reached an accept- able maturity level for many organizations. With its cur- rent pace, it falls behind the advancement of bad actors in the cyber-arena and the advancement of technologies and their new risks. Senior business leaders and executives are now aware of the significance of cybersecu- rity's impact on the business. With that in mind, a holistic risk-based approach to secu- rity is going to be the norm for organizations to adopt. Also, the geopolitical fac- tors and their related risks have impacted security man- ufacturers, security providers and organizations. Business leaders are re-thinking the traditional buying meth- ods and are taking the sup- ply chain security seriously. While some manufacturers were proactive on this pro- cess, others will have to fol- low suit in the months and years to come. They will also be further pressed to be part of the process by embracing similar security programs as part of the supply chain enforcement process. Cloud and cognitive tech- nologies are going to continue to add value to security, fur- ther impacting the traditional approach to physical security. Moreover, with the increased advancement in technolo- gies, the disruption of how businesses operate, and the driving centralization of information and computing assets are going to enhance the shift toward logical secu- rity further. I also foresee elec- tronic security devices being limited soon to cognitive edge devices that can learn, under- stand, and act when blasted with meta-data. Such devices will form part of an overall converged security program driven by organizational secu- rity risk. —Paul Ragusa Specifically Speaking features Q-and-A with a different security consultant every month. Consul- tants are provided to Security Sys- tems News by SecuritySpecifiers. Net2 Site Management Made Easy with Provide easy and flexible site management for Net2 System Engineers and Net2 Operators. Our new app enables users to manage multiple sites remotely from a smartphone. Open Door User Administration Roll Call Events & Reports Find out more: paxton.info/3541 Visit us at booth 713 to learn more about our new app. By SSN Staff LAS VEGAS—ASIS International recognized The Five Technological Forces Disrupting Security: How Cloud, Social, Mobile, Big Data and IoT are Transforming Physical Security in the Digital Age by Steve Van Till, CEO of Brivo, as the 2018 ASIS Security Industry Book of the Year at GSX, held here Sept. 23-27. The book explores major disrup- tors of the security industry: cloud, social, mobile, big data, and IoT, the announcement noted. It also pro- vides a high-level perspective on how the security industry is evolv- ing, as well as practical guidance on how to create better security solu- tions. The author examines key questions on the ways new tech- nologies have lowered barriers for entrants in the field and how they are likely to change market dynam- ics and affect customer choices. Set in the context of one of the earliest dot.com companies to enter physi- cal security, the narrative is written for professionals from chief secu- rity officers and systems integrators to product managers and investors. "Winning this award is among the highlights of my career," said Van Till in a prepared statement. "The recognition by the world's largest organization of practicing security professionals means that the subject matter is adding value exactly where I hoped it would—to the actual business of making our world a safer place to live." SSN Continued from page 7 S P eak IN g Steve Van Till authors ASIS' 2018 Security Industry Book of the Year

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