What Physical Security Can Learn From Cybersecurity

Wednesday, July 31st

The Westin Dallas Park Central

About the Session

You can’t have cybersecurity without physical security, and increasingly, you can’t have physical security without cybersecurity. Whether their focus is on hackers or intruders, security teams struggle with the same issues and often compete for the same budget. Increasingly, law enforcement, chief security officers and chief information security officers (CISOs) are concerned with blended attacks that have both physical intrusions in conjunction or in support of cybersecurity breaches. This session will explore the lessons learned from the CISO of Southern Methodist University, which has integrated support for physical security technologies and cybersecurity on the same team. Five years later, the team has completed a campus-wide lockdown initiative, centralized support, increased response time, improved the student experience and helped to reduce crime on campus – all while hardening systems against hacking.

Presented By

Finney, George
Southern Methodist University