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Approved Protection Systems would like to thank all of the attendees at our Cyber Threats in Physical Security Systems Seminar, as well as our three featured speakers, Andrew Alspach (InfoSafe), Kevin Houle (Identiv) and Steven Ciric (Sony).
Physical Security Systems
The reality is that physical security systems can be very vulnerable and can serve as a doorway to full network cyber-attacks. The danger increases as physical security systems grow more Internet- and network-connected with the general corporate network. As a company that offers physical security system design, installation, and service, it is our goal to stay informed, to educate both our employees and customers, and merge our knowledge of network design and configuration with best practices in installation procedures.
The Cyber-security Challenge
From Target’s 2013 security breach, which resulted in 40 million customer’s credit and debit card information being stolen, and an additional 70 million individuals’ contact information being compromised, to the June 2015 breach of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management where personnel records of 4.2 million current and former federal employees were compromised by a massive cyber-attack, it has become clear that no person, business or government is 100% immune to the ominous specter of cyber-attack.
Not Just For Big Business
These large corporation, high-profile breaches are hot topics in the news. However, small business can not be lulled into a false sense of security that hacker’s are only targeting big business – up to 60% percent of cyber-crimes target small business. Today’s cyber-criminals tend to focus on the easiest targets with the weakest security resources. Whether it’s identity theft or creating system-wide destruction to affect critical infrastructure, all bets are off for the hackers. The impact of a cyber-attack can be far-reaching, including financial losses, theft of intellectual property and loss of customer confidence and trust. Training and awareness are important first steps in mitigating these attacks. To that end, we invite you to join us for an informative seminar.
Keynote Presentation Highlights
• A brief history of computers and cyber-crime.
• Real-world stories of hacking and identity theft, including behind-the- headline details of recent high-profile data breaches (and some you may never have heard about).
• The potential risks for cyber-attacks performed through building access, security, and control systems and best practices to prevent attacks through physical security systems.
About Mr. Alspach
Andrew Alspach is President and founder of InfoSafe (a Storage Innovation Technologies Company). Mr. Alspach has over twenty years experience in corporate and information security. He is a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist, and a member of InfraGard (an FBI/Private Sector group devoted to Critical Infrastructure/Key Resource protection), as well as current Co-Chairman and past Chairman and Law-Enforcement Liaison for the Southwest Michigan Chapter of ASIS International (formerly known as The American Society for Industrial Security). Mr. Alspach is certified in Crisis Management and Incident Response, has received extensive and diverse training from the Department of Homeland Security, and has served on a number of technical development groups and industry associations. He is also a member of the Crime Prevention Association of Michigan and the High-Tech Criminal Investigation Association, is a Guest Lecturer for the Columbia University Masters in Business Information program, and has presented versions of this program there and at numerous other venues over the past 3 years.
Access Control Solutions
Mr. Kevin Houle will speak about access control and share how Identiv’s premise access solutions offer the most innovative selection of readers, controllers, and credentials. Identiv has been regarded as the global standard for high security access control in critical government facilities for over three decades.
Mr. Matt Virga will feature cameras from Sony Electronics’ Security Systems Division, which produces a full line of professional security and surveillance technologies that set industry standards for image quality and performance. All products are based on Sony’s advanced image sensors, which provide greater resolution at higher speeds than any other imaging technology.