IT breaches are becoming the next generation of physical access control breaches as sensitive data or video surveillance footage can be extracted by criminals looking to cause physical harm or steal intellectual property.
Physical and logical access control share one common problem: the prevention of one type of infringement does not necessarily preclude the other. The typical issue faced when joining the two is that they have traditionally been installed, diagnosed and treated as separate entities of one application; sometimes even separate systems. How can we unify two platforms that have, up until recently, been constructed as technologically incompatible? The connection between physical and logical access control has traditionally functioned on a “separate but equal” basis, where two different, equally critical systems are deployed but exist in completely different realms. Today, increasing technological innovation in the IT sphere finally allows these two applications to join forces for a more unified solution based on common standards and shared information necessary to both physical security and IT departments.
- Physical and cyber security threats are growing.
- Next-generation access control is unifying physical and logical protection.
- Unified, IT-centric access control is lowering total cost of ownership.
- FICAM-tested access control solutions provide higher levels of security.
About Scott Sieracki
Scott Sieracki is interim CEO of Viscount with responsibility for driving the company’s global strategy, business development, sales and partner channel. He and his team are responsible for driving revenue growth of Viscount’s IP-centric access control products in both the commercial and federal marketplaces as well as the continued growth of its telephone entry solutions.
Prior to joining Viscount, he served as the Vice President of Sales for IDV solutions an enterprise risk visualization company. Prior to that, he served as the Vice President of Sales for Quantum Secure/HID. Earlier in his career, he served as Director of Sales for North America for Software House/Tyco, and as President and co-founder of Open Options.