Similar to the Daily Dish Awards this probably gets the Cisco Convergence Award - which means everything is better over Ethernet/TCP/IP!.
Way to go GarretCom!
Establishing common ground between physical and cyber security strategies
As industrial networking evolves and processes change at a rapid pace, the need for cost-effective security is at an all time high. Today, a dependable industrial network operation is not just nice-to-have, but a must, as is the need to understand the interrelated structure between physical and cyber security.
IP technology offers many benefits including network flexibility, increased productivity and cost-savings. Moreover, bandwidth in Ethernet-based protocols is rapidly increasing, enabling fiber and copper media to transmit more data.
Tune into this Control Engineering editorial Podcast and listen to success stories from combining physical security and IP functionality, including cyber security, on existing IP-based systems.
* Combining fire, security, and access control into a standard IP-system to increase security and simplify management by bringing the control in-house.
* Having access logs, intrusion detection and fire alarm reporting to one control station.
* Using hardened Ethernet switches and PoE (Power over Ethernet) to make it possible to deploy IP-based security devices reliability and cost-effectively throughout a hostile and/or widely distributed industrial environment.