August 3rd Webinar: Why Cybersecurity Matters in a Physical Security World

Aug. 3, 2023
This webinar will examine the complexities of physical and cybersecurity risk planning. Our experts will discuss why a converged approach protects both network-centric physical security systems and critical business data.

This event was originally held on August 3, 2023 and is now available for on demand viewing.
Sponsor: Genetec 
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Physical security and cybersecurity assets and systems can be targeted, separately or simultaneously, resulting in compromised systems and/or infrastructure. Yet physical security and cybersecurity divisions are often still treated as separate entities. When security leaders operate in these siloes, they lack a holistic view of security threats targeting their enterprise. As a result, attacks are more likely to occur and can lead to impacts such as exposure of sensitive or proprietary information, economic damage and loss of life. Convergence is a formal collaboration between previously disjointed security functions. Organizations with converged cybersecurity and physical security functions are more resilient and better prepared to identify, prevent, mitigate and respond to threats.

Convergence also encourages information sharing and developing unified security policies across security divisions. An integrated threat management strategy reflects an in-depth understanding of the cascading impacts of interconnected cyber-physical infrastructure. As rapidly evolving technology increasingly links physical and cyber assets—spanning sectors from energy and transportation to agriculture and healthcare—the benefits of converged security functions outweigh the challenges of organizational change efforts and enable a flexible, sustainable strategy anchored by shared security practices and goals.

This webinar will examine the complexities of physical and cybersecurity risk planning. Our experts will discuss why a converged approach protects both network-centric physical security systems and critical business data and why the holistic strategy is good for business.


Steve Sacks
Associate Director
Digital Risks Americas

 Steve Sacks is an Associate Director within Control Risks’ Digital Risks Americas practice. In this role, Steve regularly briefs boards, executives and managers on the intersection of digital risk with business strategy and operations. He supports organizations to improve their cyber security management through a wide range of programmatic assessments, policy/governance advisory, regulatory compliance and cyber crisis management exercises. Steve specializes in providing technology risk, regulatory risk, intelligence and geopolitical risk advisory to executive clients throughout the Americas region. He serves as a cyber risk strategist addressing business impacts posed by new and disruptive threats to critical business functions and operations.

Michael Gips, JD, CPP, CSyP, CAE
Global Insights in Professional Security, LLC

Michael Gips, JD, CPP, CSyP, CAE, is the principal of Global Insights in Professional Security, LLC, a firm that helps security providers and executives develop cutting-edge content, assert thought leadership, and heighten brand awareness. He is a senior advisor to the Network Contagion Research Institute, a nonprofit that exposes misinformation and disinformation. Mike is also a partner in the Knowledgebase of Insider Threats, a searchable compendium of insider incidents, as well as an associate at Signpost Six, a Netherlands-based firm that specializes in insider risk. Mike writes a monthly leadership column for Security magazine and frequently presents at professional and industry conferences. In 2021, he won recognition as Best Security Consultant in the U.S. Outstanding Security Performance Awards competition.

Mike served previously as Chief Global Knowledge Officer at ASIS International, with responsibility for Editorial Services, Learning, Certification, Standards & Guidelines, and the CSO Center for Leadership & Development, which he started as a membership organization in 2008. Before that, as an editor for ASIS’s Security Management magazine, he wrote close to 1,000 articles and columns on virtually every topic in security. In his early career he was an attorney who worked on death-penalty cases, workplace issues, and intellectual property matters.

Mike has a B.A. in history and Spanish from Tufts University, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, and a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School. Besides ASIS’s Certified Protection Professional designation, he holds the Chartered Security Professional designation and the Certified Association Executive credential.

Moderator: Steve Lasky
Editorial Director

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