The Hidden Lessons from ISC West – the Security conference
I have found the best way to stifle innovation is to sell the concept that past success ensures future success or that bigger is better.
As well, I have also found that most forms of innovation create change in the behaviors of people, who live within a process using technology or tools. Thus innovation can cause people to react quickly to protect their ‘babies’; the job they know, the process they live in, the partners they trust, the technology they use, the company’s business model or way of doing business. People will move to protect their babies at all costs, even the life of their business or career.
So what are the babies under siege today?
Let’s start with the beginning of the ISC West show: the Education series.
The Holistic Security Network: A Future Envisioned - What will the future of physical security look like?
This was a panel discussion backed by facts gathered from IHS; an industry analyst. I thought this was a lively discussion on defining the terms that the industry so often uses and connecting them to the practices that must change to advance the value of security.
Benjamin Butchko, who acts as an advisor to Security Executives, was adamant that the technology vendors must provide their solutions within the context of an information architecture. Proprietary formats are creating “a duplication of data and devices” that costs the end user. Worse, he said, the so-called ‘integration’ that is offered today creates a series of communications between multiple standalone sources that may actually provide the wrong information, creating more risk as well as cost. PSIM is not the answer. It forces applications to be subsumed under one user interface setting the end user up for upgrade nightmares and redundant databases.