Tyco Security Products Ramps Up Its Cybersecurity Initiatives

New Cyber Protection Program monitors the product development process and authorizing final product release to ensure compliance with secure best practices.

LAS VEGAS — Tyco Security Products (TycoSP) introduced its Cyber Protection Program at the ISC West. The multifaceted program provides a holistic approach to cybersecurity protection for physical security through each phase of the product development lifecycle. The company says it has developed cybersecurity expertise after many years of providing critical solutions for the United States government and other large multinational customers, and holds several industry-firsts, including FISMA-ready access control and video solutions.

“Our Cyber Protection Program was born from our unique and broad experience in complying with government regulatory standards and meeting the highly complex needs of multinational deployments,” says Steve Carney, senior director, integration platforms, TycoSP. “Our deep understanding of these regulatory rigors helps us to better partner with our customers to more effectively mitigate risks from hackers, activists or other malicious threats when it comes to their physical security systems.”

The Cyber Protection Program is led by a team responsible for monitoring the product development process and authorizing final product release to ensure compliance with secure development best practices. Some of these best practices include:

  • Developing and maintaining the company’s security standards for product development
  • Performing security evaluations and testing on devices, applications and systems
  • Providing guidance to help users configure systems to comply with standards such as FISMA and NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
  • Performing in-house and independent third-party security testing of TycoSP products
  • Evaluating and developing responses to possible vulnerabilities potentially affecting our products as they are discovered

The program has already been implemented across several product lines, including Software House, American Dynamics and Illustra, and the Cyber Protection team is managing the long-term strategy for embedding the same cyber safety mindset across other product lines within the TycoSP portfolio.

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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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