May 11, 2016 admin

What is Security Convergence? Why does a unified security strategy make sense in the age of the Internet of Everything?

Convergence explained. Three layers of security convergence. Strategy, People, Processes and Technology. Cyber Physical Systems, the IOT and blended security threats. Team response. Converged risks and common risk reporting. Cyber Risks of Physical Security and Building Management Systems explored. Recent examples of convergent work and technologies outlined.

James Willison is the Vice Chairman of the ASIS European Convergence/ESRM committee and winner of the Imbert Prize 2011 for his work on Security Convergence with ASIS Europe and the Information Security community including ISACA, ISC(2) and the IISP. As founder of Unified Security Ltd he works in the field of Security Convergence including HR, FM and other business support functions and is an implementation partner of CiticusONE risk management software. He holds an MA in Security Management from Loughborough University for his work on the convergence of Corporate and Digital Security. He is currently an Associate Senior Lecturer on the Post Graduate Security Management Programme at Loughborough University and regularly speaks at International Security Conferences including the ASIS European Security Conference, on Cyber Physical Threats, Converged Security and Enterprise Security Risk Management. He advises the Mitie TSM Board on Convergence and contributes to International Security Standards. In particular he co-ordinated the Convergence team on the ANSI ASIS Physical Asset Protection Standard which has sections on cross functional teaming and security convergence. He has twenty years experience in Physical and Information Security management, working with leading global organisations and involved in developing their security strategies. James is a member of the Security Institute and has written numerous articles on converged security risk management and contributes frequently to on-line security forums.

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