Modern security requires converged security
The lines between the cyber and physical security worlds and the varying operational teams that manage them, are not as distinct as they used to be. For too long, security decisions have been made in a vacuum, solving for a given business unit’s concerns over the needs of the entire organization. It’s simply no longer effective for the Information Technology group to focus solely on securing networks and applications without insight or concern for how their physical security counterparts are protecting entrances or tracking the location of employees. When there’s a lack of convergence between groups, numerous operational and financial inefficiencies will be the unfortunate result.
That’s why organizations are increasingly moving to a new integrated model of converged security for both their human resources and technological tools that enable them to bridge the gap between the cyber and physical worlds and create smarter and more efficient solutions that manage risk in real time. Converged security can move security into the future and give organizations a way to view threats holistically and align security goals in a centralized and realistic manner. Put simply, it’s the next step in the natural evolution of security.
While technological convergence is taking place more slowly than operational convergence, recent advances in microelectronic manufacturing have begun to show signs of progress. Whereas in the past there has been a plethora of basic, disparate and single-function devices to choose from for physical and logical access, platforms like the SentryCard (www.sentryenterprises.com) have emerged that combine several critical security technologies into a single converged solution. In addition, other thin, flexible formats are emerging to meet the growing needs of the ”Wearable” and IoT markets.
To learn how SentryCard can make your organization more secure and simplify safety initiatives, please click here to contact Sentry Enterprises.
About Sentry Enterprises
Founded in 2013, Sentry Enterprises is a Chicago-based company with expertise in creating ultra-thin microelectronic security devices. The company offers a proprietary, patented, platform focused on providing proof-positive identification whether accessing a building or computing network. Sentry Enterprises’s solutions solve numerous risks facing today’s enterprises, from biometric authentication for access to privacy, contact tracing and hygiene issues.
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John Calzaretta, President & Chief Revenue Officer, Sentry Enterprises