One of the liveliest topics of discussion considers the widespread segregation of IT (information technology) and OT (operational technology) departments, and the prospects for convergence. Traditional management of both sides are now appearing to be outdated, as IT is no longer restricted to back-office business and OT is no longer living in a bubble of SCADA and distribution management systems. The velocity of change in the technological environment has been pushing the two ‘sides’ together, and most importantly, the threats emerging in the cyber security space are forcing them to collaborate with increasing urgency.
This article, courtesy of Senstar, discusses the many benefits of using hybrid perimeter intrusion detection and lighting solutions to protect critical assets.
Having both lighting and intrusion detection systems working in parallel is a great security duo. But, what if perimeter intrusion detection was built-in to the lighting system and could be used to control it – deterring would-be intruders by eliminating the cover of darkness while detecting and locating those that aren’t deterred? A hybrid intrusion detection/lighting system means only one system to install, maintain and manage, considerably saving time, reducing complexity, and lowering costs. It also means more control over operation, enabling the lighting to react to the site's current security status. To learn more, download this infomative article.