Security Industry Leaders to Discuss Cyber Protection for Physical Security at ISC West 2018

Discussion Will Incorporate Best Practices for Cybersecure Physical Security Systems

Walkersville, MD (March 14, 2018) – In today’s highly interactive and interconnected world, cybersecurity is not restricted to the IT department – it threatens and affects every connected device in every department. As connectivity continues to expand, the risks will increase. In this environment, surveillance and physical security systems will continue to play a critical role in keeping organizations, staff and visitors safe. It is vital to understand what the cybersecurity threats are to physical security systems, how protections from cyber-attacks can be implemented and how security professionals must plan for incident recovery and ongoing protection.

At ISC West, on April 11, 2018 from 3:45-4:45 pm located in Sands Room #309 – Level 1, a panel discussion of industry experts, comprised of renowned executives representing surveillance, cloud access control, biometrics, identity management, and other categories will address these important cybersecurity topics. The ISC West Education Session, Another Brick in the Firewall: Security Leaders Discuss the Elements of Complete Cyber Protection,” will include discussions about how individual countermeasures help to build an overall protection system.

The panelists will include Rick Caruthers, Executive VP for Galaxy Control Systems; Stuart Rawling, Director of Business Development for Pelco by Schneider Electric; Kurt Meason, VP of Technology and Product Support for Boon Edam; Simon Morgan, CTO of SureView Systems; Shiraz Kapadia, CEO and President for Invixium; James West, CEO and Co-Founder for Manything, and Bud Broomhead, Chief Executive Officer of Viakoo. It will be moderated by Tim Purpura, VP and Group Publisher of Security Systems News.

“Cybersecurity risks continue to be an ongoing and increasing threat to installed surveillance and physical security systems, as well as organizations’ data,” said Rick Caruthers, Executive VP for Galaxy Control Systems. “It’s critical that cybersecurity countermeasures are implemented across physical and logical infrastructure to create a proactive and effective cyber defense.”

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To contact Galaxy Control Systems call 800.445.5560 or email

About Galaxy Control Systems

Galaxy Control Systems, a privately held company headquartered in Walkersville, MD, is a leader in the integrated access control industry. The company’s hardware and software solutions, all manufactured in the USA, provide access control, video surveillance, alarms, photo-imaging, badging, elevator control, building management and time and attendance for small applications, fully integrated security management systems and enterprise-class control systems. All Galaxy Control Systems products are scalable and backwards compatible, designed and engineered to deliver lower Total Cost of Ownership and a higher Return on Investment than competitive products. With unsurpassed technical support, Galaxy supports their reseller partners with free on-going training while providing the highest levels of system implementation and maintenance.For more information on Galaxy Control Systems’ extensive line of products, visit