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Data Center World 2023

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Cybersecurity Risks Hiding in Physical Security Systems

Greg Kemper  (PSP, Regional Director, Enterprise, Genetec, Inc.)

Location: Room 10AB

Date: Wednesday, May 10

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Pass Type: Industry Conference, Standard, AFCOM Vendor Member, All Access- BUILD, All Access- Omdia, All Access- Workshop

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Cybercrime is rising worldwide. While some data breaches are caused by weaknesses in the virtual perimeter that allow hackers to exploit software vulnerabilities, a growing number sneak through connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Cameras, access control readers, and other physical security devices are often overlooked as a source of vulnerability. Even as data centers began implementing IP-based technology and IoT devices they didn't always think about how these assets might make their networks vulnerable. But physical security and information security are linked. As cyber threats grow, physical security and IT must work together to safeguard data center infrastructure.


Attendees will learn:
• What kinds of physical security devices and systems present cyber-vulnerabilities
• How IT and security teams can work together to develop a coordinated strategy for hardening systems
• How to conduct a posture assessment and close potential gaps that put networks at risk