Cyber:Secured Forum Takes a Logical Approach to Physical Security

Presentations held during the two-day cybersecurity conference focused on best practices and security benefits of collaboration.

DALLAS ― Physical and logical security are going to merge, it’s not a matter of if but how quickly they will assimilate each other and work more effectively together in collaboration. That was the overriding message and sentiment during the second Cyber:Secured Forum in Dallas.

Produced in partnership among the PSA Security Network, Security Industry Association (SIA) and Reed Exhibitions, the two-day conference drew around 200 security industry professionals for one-and-a-half days of general sessions, breakout presentations, networking and table-top vendor exhibits.

The event is an outgrowth of the Cybersecurity Congress that PSA exclusively partnered with Security Sales & Integration on four years ago in Denver, and the electronic security industry’s acknowledgement, awareness, concern and action on the subject matter has exploded from mild to extreme during that short time frame.

This year’s presenters and content was uniformly good, especially the “View From the CISO’s Office” and “Technologies Transforming Cyber-Physical Security” general sessions featuring high level end users. Some of the breakouts leaned a little too heavy on IT for most physical security types and some of the vendor presenters were a little too promotional.

Overall, the Cyber:Secured Forum was well produced with many industry movers/shakers and thought-leaders in attendance for an event that was mercifully held within the host Westin Hotel as the mercury hovered near triple digits throughout.

Continue on for a visual summary and informational highlights of what transpired.

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Scott Goldfine is Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher of Security Sales & Integration. Well-versed in the technical and business aspects of electronic security (video surveillance, access control, systems integration, intrusion detection, fire/life safety), Goldfine is nationally recognized as an industry expert and speaker. Goldfine is involved in several security events and organizations, including the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), ASIS Int'l and more. Goldfine also serves on several boards, including the SIA Marketing Committee, CSAA Marketing and Communications Committee, PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Council and Robolliance. He is a certified alarm technician, former cable-TV tech, audio company entrepreneur, and lifelong electronics and computers enthusiast. Goldfine joined Security Sales & Integration in 1998.

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