Two converging worlds: cyber and physical security

Monday, 13 December 2004, 10:56 AM EST

Not long ago, government agencies and other organizations had two sets of security guards: one group protecting buildings, offices, labs and other physical structures; the other monitoring networks for hackers and other cybercriminals. But that's changing.

More and more, companies, government agencies and other organizations are looking holistically at their security management and practices. This convergence of cyber and physical security, in part, has spawned the Open Security Exchange, a consortium of private-sector technology companies developing vendor-neutral interoperability specifications and best practices guidelines.

By Dibya Sarkar at FCW.

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