By Tim Wilson
In most organizations, those who guard the fences and those who guard computer networks still work in separate departments. But at the co-resident annual meetings of the world's biggest physical security professionals' association and the world's biggest cybersecurity professionals' association, there is more interaction between the two groups than ever before.
Here at the co-resident (ISC)2 World Congress and ASIS International meetings, nearly 20,000 physical and logical security pros will attend sessions and exhibits together. Their interests aren't always the same, but issues such as mobile security and protecting critical infrastructure are increasing the overlap, leaders say.
"Protecting critical infrastructure is probably right on top of the stack of issues that are driving the physical and logical sides together," says Hord Tipton, executive director of (ISC)2, an association of more than 80,000 IT security professionals. "For years, critical infrastructure has been about protecting the physical plant, but with Stuxnet and other attacks, there is a lot more concern about the cyber side."
Source: Dark Reading