Security Initiatives That We Would Have Seen At ISC West

While some facets of security stay the same, like the use of detection systems and video surveillance, technology changes the standards security measures should meet. As ISC West has been postponed due to the Coronavirus, Joseph Gittens, Director of Standards at the Security Industry Association (SIA), updated Marketscale host Daniel Litwin on standards initiatives in the security industry.

One of the emphases of security standards is verification. “Standards don’t lead to interoperability unless there’s a way to tell if vendors are implementing it correctly,” explained Gittens. The SIA is focusing on OSDP, a type of control access protocol, to improve functionality and security while also creating a way for companies to prove they are using security technology up to standard specifications.

Gittens also highlighted that as verification programs are developed to enhance interoperability in the industry, it’s important to develop both base standards and unique profiles. For example, the standard profile for a unique use case like government implementation will be different from the profile for banks using the same security systems.

Another trend in security initiatives is 5G. Gittens explained that in the security industry, “use cases will mostly be around public safety.” Video surveillance in cities, for example, requires a lot of bandwidth so 5G will affect infrastructure and technology surrounding these systems. The SIA “will be focusing in next 18 months,” said Gittens, on smart cities and how to educate people on and support the implementation of 5G in smart cities.

Tune in for more details and keep watch for the announcement of a new date for ISC West. For more updates and information about security, standards, and technology, check out Marketscale Software & Electronics.

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