It Will Take a Village to Make the Security Industry Cyber Secure

May 15, 2019

When it comes to who is responsible for the security industry’s cybersecurity preparation, the correct answer is everyone: manufacturers, security integrators and dealers, consultants and end users.

“As the industry developed technology at a crazy pace the emphasis was on how we have to get out the latest and greatest, and nobody was taking the time to test the systems from a cyber security perspective. It’s harder to add cyber security after the fact” says Christine Lanning, president, Integrated Security Technologies

In Gordon Ramsay’s latest reality TV show, “24 Hours to Hell and Back,” chef Ramsay and his team pick a failing restaurant and, over the course of 24 hours, use a combination of training, physical changes and tough love in an attempt to get them back on track and save them from themselves. The theme of every episode is teamwork and the distinct roles everyone plays from owner to head chef to server; those not pulling their weight are often asked to leave. Why talk about a cooking show? Because like these restaurants, many in the security industry have suddenly realized — almost overnight — they are in trouble when it comes to how they handle the issue of cybersecurity. And while they may have started out by pointing fingers at others, such as the end users or “IT,” they have now come to realize that the only way forward is teamwork and making sure each participant in the security chain plays their role to the best of their ability. READ MORE FROM SDM MAGAZINE

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