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Managing Editor, IFSEC Insider

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James Moore is the Managing Editor of IFSEC Insider, the leading online publication for security and fire news in the industry.James writes, commissions, edits and produces content for IFSEC Insider, including articles, breaking news stories and exclusive industry reports. He liaises and speaks with leading industry figures, vendors and associations to ensure security and fire professionals remain abreast of all the latest developments in the sector.
August 18, 2023

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What’s a Converged Security Centre all about?

IFSEC Insider sits down with James Willison and Sarb Sembhi, consultants for the IFSEC Converged Security Centre, to find out why organisations should be bringing their cyber, IT and physical security platforms together into one, holistic solution.

James gives an overview of what a converged security centre really looks like in practice, as the two then highlight the importance of cyber and physical teams collaborating – a process that a converged operation is designed to do.

As Sarb later explains, it’s all about holistic risk management and being able to respond more effectively to critical incidents – especially in that ‘golden hour’ following an attack. A converged security centre provides a platform to do this, with organisations such as NASA and leaders in big tech embracing the technology.

Also hear how the integration of security systems has evolved in recent years, and why this is enabling organisations to develop more centralised platforms, bringing data feeds from across the business together for a more complete picture of threats.

Hear from James and Sarb in the video below, or watch directly on Youtube, here.


Want to know more about converged security operation centres? Check out some of the articles, below…

Still not enough? Have a listen to the IFSEC Insider podcast episode featuring James and Sarb. We discuss converged security centres, as well as the evolving role and risks of IoT technology in the security sector.

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