What Is the Impact of Open Systems on Physical Security?

On December 18, 2019, invited Jason Spielfogel, Identiv Director of Product Management, to participate in an expert panel roundtable concerning open systems. Here’s an excerpt:

“Open systems” has been a security industry buzzword for decades, although reality has sometimes diverged significantly from the ideal. The current state-of-the-art in open systems provides a multitude of benefits to increasingly complex physical security systems. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable to elaborate: What is the impact of open systems on physical security?

“There is always a balance of open versus secure. The easier a system is to install, configure, and use, the more holes will exist that can be exploited maliciously. Finding the balance that allows systems to be more open, while not undermining their ability to be secure, is the ever-present question in every industry using new technologies.” — Jason Spielfogel, Identiv Director of Product Management

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