For many years, cybersecurity was the unmentioned elephant in the room. Possible vulnerability of IP-connected devices to a cyber-attack was seldom, if ever, mentioned, and even the most basic measures to prevent such an attack were not implemented. For the last couple of years, however, the physical security industry has begun talking more about cybersecurity, in some cases with an abounding enthusiasm typical of the newly-converted. Have our discussions sufficiently addressed the long-standing lack of awareness? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Are we talking enough about cybersecurity? Or too much? (And why?)
Granted we are talking a lot about cybersecurity, but our Expert Panelists agree it’s still not enough (and may never be enough!). Cybersecurity is one of those problems that will never go away. More than that, it is constantly changing and reemerging in new forms to forever thwart our best struggles to prevent, protect, and/or address. There will be plenty to talk about for the foreseeable future, and no possibility of every saying enough. So, let the discussions continue.