Today, more and more physical security systems are connected to IP communication networks. This connection leaves the physical security systems vulnerable to cyber-attacks, threatens national security and impacts public safety.
Rapidly increasing attacks on physical security systems and SCADA networks deployed in critical infrastructure facilities make the need for a comprehensive solution essential - a solution that will cover a broad range of physical and logical threats.
There are many new hazards resulting from institutional use of a growing number of physical security elements. Surveillance cameras, access control systems, sensors and controllers are all connected using TCP/IP and networking technology and rely on unsecure communication networks that are laid across the site and in the field.
The use of these unsecure networks exposes the site to combined cyber and physical attacks: