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Facility Security Systems Are Cyber Risks

Another “back door” into organizations starts with the front door access control system.

IT systems are everywhere today, including in facility access control systems. See this National Academies report: The Gates Are Open: Control System Cyber-Physical Security for Facilities.

It highlights another cyber pathway for hackers into organizations, via their physical security systems. How ironic is that!

David Hill shared the report above.
Eric Holdeman is a nationally known emergency manager. He has worked in emergency management at the federal, state and local government levels. Today he serves as the Director, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR), which is part of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER). The focus for his work there is engaging the public and private sectors to work collaboratively on issues of common interest, regionally and cross jurisdictionally.