Managing security is tough. It’s not just because the stakes are getting higher while the resources are getting tighter. The plethora of tools needed and skills required are overwhelming. Not to mention the pressure of validating threats in real-time to minimize oversight and false alarms. While cyber and physical breaches may be different in nature, they both warrant attention. With so much data coming in fast from everywhere: CCTV, sensors, network infrastructure, social media, alarms, access control, utilities, etc., security professionals need an automated way to get that 3600 picture in real-time regardless of the threat origins so risks can be managed holistically.
At IFSEC 2019, a premier security conference which took place in London just a month ago, the topic of ‘Converged Security’ took center stage. “Change is the only constant, and the way to deal with that is by converging physical and cyber security, which have operated in separate silos in the past,” said Sarb Sembhi, certified information security manager (CISM) and CISO at Virtually Informed. “To cope with the constant changes in the world around us, we need bring physical and logical security together in a single security operations center (SOC) to provide a single view,” he added. The vision of a converged SOC is now a reality as demonstrated at the conference.
Intelligent GSOC, a joint solution by Micro Focus and Vidsys, combines data aggregation, analytics, workflow and visualization into one. If you missed IFSEC conference, there is another chance to check out our joint solution at the upcoming security conference, Global Security Exchange (GSX), happening September 10-12 in Chicago. Reserve a GSOC demo appointment to get a private, 1-on-1 consultation to witness converged security in action for yourself.
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