Big Data, Connectivity Hot ISC West Topics at Keynote

A panel of industry experts discussed the impacts big data, privacy concerns, the BYOD movement, new entrants into the industry, and other trends will have on security during the keynote address at ISC West 2014.

Big Data, bring your own device (BYOD), new electronic security market entrants and more were hot topics during “The Great Debate 2014: Use It or Lose It!” keynote address at ISC West 2014.

A standing-room only crowd listened intently as Axis Communications‘ Fredrik Nilsson, Brivo‘s Steve Van Till and Tyco Integrated Security‘s Jay Hauhn discussed the onslaught of new technologies and associated issues, challenges and opportunities.

Here are some highlights from the keynote address:

Big Data – This is going to continue to grow, but with it raises the debate over privacy and striking a balance between actionable intelligence and checks and balances to avoid abuse and protect people’s rights. Crowd-sourcing of video and social media will continue to play a larger role in the fabric of security.

Growth Drivers – Security leveraging data for other purposes, and demonstrating how automating tasks can achieve superior results to humans and pave the way toward realizing situational awareness.

Internet of Things – This is definitely coming on fast but it is likely to elevate vulnerability to hackers. Single simple user interfaces was cited as being critical. And there is the question of whether the security industry will seize all the opportunities this will bring or leave it to others.

New Market Entrants – The influx of telcos, cablecos and others is seen as a positive because it will raise market awareness and the competition will drive innovation. They are already here and becoming part of security’s collective “us.”

BYOD – This was called a slippery slope to navigate as organizations attempt to balance employees using personal devices for work and not making them too restrictive while at the same time adhering to organizational security protocols.

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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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