p.s. An analogy

Leftover thought on previous post (“Convergence, Part One”, below). Occasionally you still do find somebody who says digital and physical security don’t belong together. Generally the line of reasoning has to do with the different skills needed to manage a guard force vs. those required to maintain a network firewall.

No question, those are two different skill sets. But by the same logic you’d say sales and marketing don’t belong together. My marketing department has some smart people who don’t want to do sales and probably wouldn’t be all that good at it (though some might). And vice versa. But surely it’s clear that the two groups have to work together because their ultimate aim is the same. When it’s time to execute certain critical tasks, such as designing a sales brochure, both groups have to be present and on the same page.

Same with security.