Convergence Q&A

Laptop Security

 Our corporate executives and sales personnel leave their personal and corporate laptops and cell phones at home, and the company provides them with special cell phones and laptops for their trips that do not contain any corporate or personal data. These devices are configured with strong security, and are wiped clean immediately upon return.
— Corporate security director, global manufacturing company

New Question:

Q: Are IT and Physical/Corporate security on the same page with regard to convergence concepts?

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Ray Bernard, PSP, CHS-III is the principal consultant for Ray Bernard Consulting Services (RBCS), a firm that provides security consulting services for public and private facilities. Mr. Bernard has also provided pivotal strategic and technical advice in the security and building automation industries for more than 18 years. He is founder and publisher of The Security Minute 60-second newsletter ( For more information about Ray Bernard and RBCS go to or call 949-831-6788.