Physical/IT Security Convergence: What It Means, Why It's Needed, and How to Get There
Source: Open Security Exchange
Today's corporate security infrastructure is a patchwork. Most organizations maintain multiple, separate physical and IT security systems with no integration among them. This situation has become a growing liability as security concerns and the need to address privacy and regulatory compliance issues grow. The Open Security Exchange (OSE) was formed to address these concerns and enable these benefits. The Open Security Exchange(SM) (OSE) is a not-for-profit association of security experts that provides a forum for end-users, manufacturers, integrators, consultants and allied organizations to mutually define opportunities for converging physical and IT security. This white paper is part of that effort. It discusses what convergence means for businesses, the business drivers for convergence, and the OSE's Convergence RoadmapSM to help organizations plan for and achieve convergence.