Converged Security Management

A single view on security risks

Effective cybersecurity is about assessing risks and consequences and taking appropriate steps. It’s about products, people, technology and ongoing processes, and about partnering with a supplier that’s prepared to support you at every level. Which is where Axis enters the picture. We believe that our 100% focus on cybersecurity makes us the perfect partner for cyber protection. We are delighted to  have commissioned and sponsored this document from Unified Security Ltd' research. We believe its recommendations for our partners and customers operating in the Enterprise Security Risk Management space will be invaluable. 

In addition to this report there are a number of Axis documents and educational items available on the subject of cybersecurity. You can visit our Cybersecurity portal at to find out more. We strongly recommend all of our customers visit the portal and download a copy of the Axis Hardening guide which offers practical advice to protect your security solution.

White Paper abstract

This White Paper looks at Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM), and in particular the issue of buying and selling to siloed physical and logical security teams. Converged Security Management utilises an approach which brings together both physical and logical security professionals and teams and gets beyond the silos that have traditionally restricted a single view of Security Risks. The Paper identifies the changes which have led to why now is an important turning point for many security teams to take action, and what the stakeholders need to do to support a converged buying security team. It covers product information and support to stakeholders throughout its lifespan, ensuring clear messaging on the security of the devices / systems and their contribution to the overall solution of ESRM. It also considers the security of the product and its design. By acting on these areas physical security vendors will be able to not only level the playing field compared with logical security vendors, but in some cases over take them in terms of maturity in integration.

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Author Bios

James Willison 

James is Founder of Unified Security Ltd and Vice Chair of the ASIS European Convergence/ESRM committee. James was awarded the Imbert Prize for an ‘outstanding contribution to the Security Industry in 2011’ for his work on convergence with ASIS Europe and the Information Security Awareness Forum. He has worked with BP, Loughborough University, Mitie TSM, the EU and AXIS Communications on convergence. He is an ISACA Academic Advocate and a member of the draft ASIS/ISACA/ISC(2) Security Awareness Standard’ Working Group.  Unified Security Ltd provide consultancy which is designed to ensure organisations align their support functions and in particular the areas of Physical and Information Security. This includes security policy, common reporting processes, converged security risk assessment, training courses and White Papers.

Sarb Sembhi 

Sarb is the CTO & CISO at Virtually Informed, and has previously been a CTO & CISO for the Noord Group. He has previously worked as a consultant covering most issues in risk and security. Sarb’s contributions to the industry include the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Defence and Security Committee and its Cybersecurity working group. Other contributions include: Past President of the ISACA London Chapter, Chair of ISACA International GRA Region 3 Sub-Committee, Chair of ISACA International GRA Committee, ISSA UK Advisory Group member, InfoSecurity Magazine Editorial Group member. Sarb has also served on several Security Standards Groups, and continues to write and speak at risk and security events around the world. Sarb was shortlisted in the IFSEC Global Most Influential people in Security & Fire 2017: Top 50 influencers in security & fire 2017: Cybersecurity - IFSEC Global | Security and Fire News and Resources