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On Joining up Physical Security and Cyber-Security

A group of US technology firms have formed an alliance to develop better integration between physical and cyber security systems. The stated aim of the Open Security Exchange (OSE), , is to develop best practices and vendor-neutral specifications to enable the straightforward integration of physical and cyber security systems. Lack of integration between these two aspects is said to constitute a significant security weakness in many organisations. Russell M. Artzt, executive vice president of Computer Associates’ (CA) eTrust security brand, said: “Most corporate security managers wouldn’t dream of having separate security systems for their Windows and UNIX servers. Yet they often have no linkage between their building security systems and their cyber security systems. “The Open Security Exchange is committed to remedying this situation by delivering an interoperability specification to support the effective integration of these diverse areas of security management.” Full Story

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