Critical Convergence: United Physical and Cybersecurity for Optimal Protection

Kasia L. Hanson, Global Security Ecosystem Development and Partnerships, Intel Corporation

It is challenging in today’s threat environment for organisations to have a sustainable, effective security posture in which physical security and cybersecurity are separate. These domains are two sides of the same coin and the convergence of the two is the future of the security landscape.

Joining us on this episode of the Security Insider podcast is Kasia L. Hanson. Kasia discusses the threat landscape and its impacts on physical security and how to integrate both physical and cybersecurity best practices for optimal protection.

Kasia leads Intel’s Global Security Ecosystem Development and Partnerships. She is responsible for shaping the strategy, go-to-market, and sales strategies within Intel’s security ecosystem for physical and cybersecurity. She is a passionate and dynamic security leader with over 23 years of experience driving digital transformation across Edge, IoT/OT, AI, Computer Vision, Cybersecurity, and Datacenter and is well-versed in security software and hardware that drives business outcomes from data protection to physical infrastructure protection. She actively contributes to industry advancement and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Notably, she has served as the Past Chair of the Security Industry Association Women in Security Forum, is a member of the WISF Executive Committee, and is a member of the SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board. Recognized for her contributions, Kasia was honoured with the 2022 SIA Progress Award and is a 2x Women in Security Power 100 honoree. In 2023, she was awarded the IIFX Women Innovator award in Sports and holds the title of Distinguished Fellow for the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience in Sports (IIFX).