There has been a lot of interest in security and identity management in light of regulatory pressures and in response to incidents of theft and loss. I recently wrote the following article for Security Magazine- an excerpt follows.
A Holistic Approach to Physical and IT Security
When a famous bank loses thousands of credit card numbers or a hospital loses medical records, the customers and patients do not ask whether the theft happened over the wire or because of a break-in. There is loss of trust and damage to the value of the brand regardless of the method of breach. But many businesses continue to treat physical and IT security as unrelated silos. This approach is no longer acceptable against the changing realities, and many companies are beginning to realize the value of an integrated approach to security.