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The world of security as we know it now has gone far beyond what the AV/tech industry used to know it as – which was solely the physical. Of course physical security is still in great demand – however, now added to installed cameras and recorders (which are not at all considered “conventional” anymore)…

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… comes physical security in trending tech categories, including algorithm-based passcode technology and biometrics.

Read: Engadget Lockly’s smart locks promise better security through algorithms

Read: Veridium Why Do Biometrics Improve Security?

Convergent AV will bring focus to devices, algorithms, biometrics and more in our physical security category (coming soon).

When discussing network security, the industry has become more familiar with what this entails, and there are those in the industry considered knowledge-base – here is AVIXA Releases Recommended Practices for Security in Networked AV Systems – which begins:

Audiovisual systems are becoming increasingly central to global operations as they offer expanded remote management capabilities. This upward trend of AV systems operating over enterprise networks can pose a serious risk for security breaches, therefore it’s critical for AV professionals to understand and mitigate these risks. AVIXA’s new Recommended Practices for Security in Networked AV Systems provides guidance and current best practices for securing networked AV systems of all sizes.

Convergent AV will bring networked AV security (along with other security focuses) on podcasts Convergent Tech Talk, and AV Talk+.

Cybersecurity and InfoSec:

Information Security (InfoSec): Cisco What is Information Security?

Information security, often referred to as InfoSec, refers to the processes and tools designed and deployed to protect sensitive business information from modification, disruption, destruction, and inspection. Read more in the article.

Cybersecurity: In the Cisco article

What is the difference between cybersecurity and information security?

Information security and cybersecurity are often confused. InfoSec is a crucial part of cybersecurity, but it refers exclusively to the processes designed for data security. Cybersecurity is a more general term that includes InfoSec.

Convergent AV will bring a strict focus to cybersecurity, and InfoSec in our cybersecurity category. We will at times cover network security here too.

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