We live in a digital age. This fact makes the data center one of the most critical infrastructures of our modern era. And because data centers house servers that store and manage all of our data (billions of exabytes), a breach of any kind would be devastating – not only to the center itself, but for the hundreds or even thousands of businesses that trust the data center for safe storage. That is why the implementation of effective security measures are so important.
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Your physical security system must comply with regulations specific to your industry. A regulation that is of major concern to security managers is the requirement to restrict physical access to a building. A failure to comply with this regulation could result in a number of associated liabilities, ranging from physical harm to an employee or guest, to hefty fines and bad press.
Managing the entry to the best of your ability is key to compliance regulations. Security entrances mitigate unauthorized entry, though the level of mitigation various based on the type of entrance implemented. Security mantrap portals receive an A+ grade when it comes to regulatory compliance. What catapults this solution above the other entrance solutions available, like turnstiles and security revolving doors? We’ve got three reasons…
Welcome to the second installment of our S.T.A.R.T.S.S.® blog series!
In this series, we’re taking a deeper look at our S.T.A.R.T.S.S Decision Methodology, which provides a framework for choosing the best security entrance and provider to meet your specific physical security needs. To see the introduction to the S.T.A.R.T.S.S. series, please click here.
Today’s topic: Security
Welcome to our S.T.A.R.T.S.S.® blog series! We have decided to create a series dedicated to helping customers choose the best security entrances to meet long-term security and organizational needs and avoid costly mistakes.
Over the next several months, we will write about the eight key factors to consider, and provide details about each to guide you in your decisions. These eight factors are the building blocks of the Boon Edam S.T.A.R.T.S.S. Decision Methodology, which we use every day when helping customers choose and install the security entrances that will best meet their needs, support their objectives, and deliver maximum ROI.
You’ve probably already done a ton of preparation to harden your organization against breaches. This could include creating firewalls on your network, applying network patches, establishing an information security policy, training your employees not to open phishing emails, implementing strong access control measures, setting up a strong password system, and more. Overall, you are feeling pretty good about your company’s cybersecurity strategies and overall cyber health. With all the work you’ve done, what could you still be missing?
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Yet, that’s not an easy task in the security industry, given today’s competitive environment where manufacturers are too often locked in a race to the bottom with respect to pricing.
A few years ago, a New Jersey teenager sneaked out of his home in the middle of the night and made himself famous overnight. He crawled through a hole in the perimeter fenceline, and made it past a sleeping security officer to go all the way up to the 104th floor of 1 World Trade Center. At the top of the building, he took selfies for two hours and posted them on social media. If that young man had been interested in stealing, committing arson, or breaching the company’s IT systems, the situation would have been disastrous. As might be expected, the security officer was fired, the contract security company was under review, and overall security of the building was scrutinized. Unfortunately, security breaches like this happen every day, although not always at such a high profile, and not always reported.
Can you sell a security solution? Of course, you can. You’ve been successfully doing it for many years and your company has been profitable, as well. You have benefited from the incredible growth that the physical security industry has experienced in the past few years that has supported thousands of integrators with new business and a recurring revenue model. Security end users are requesting innovative technologies in door hardware, access control systems, video surveillance and more to secure their facilities.
The problem with some employees is that they are too nice. They let people in behind them without thinking about it. Most of us are not raised to close a door in someone’s face, so we hold a door open for them, or we let them in behind us, especially if they have forgotten their credentials at home. Good manners, right? Yes, but not good security.
Even though they’ve been around for decades, sales of security doors and turnstiles have increased markedly in the last several years. Some of the biggest companies on the planet are implementing them globally and tying them into their access control systems. Why now? What has changed?
Every organization faces a wide range of risks on a daily basis. Of all these various risks, there are five specific categories affected by access control, where the risks increase significantly when an unauthorized person has gained access into a controlled area. To manage any of these risks, you have a choice: you can choose to respond after the infiltration occurs or prevent infiltration from happening up front.