Cybersecurity for Physical Access Control in the Cloud


In Episode S3E3, we talk with Kim Loy, Chief Product Officer at ACRE, a global networking and security solution leader. We probe whether cloud-based physical access systems have lived up to their expected adoption by end-users. We look at some of the potential cybersecurity risks associated with exposing physical access data and controls to the internet and discuss how these concerns have been addressed. Kim offers a view of the Cloud Security Shared Responsibility model from a physical access control perspective.

Join us for a fascinating and informative discussion with Kim Loy, who has more than 25 years of security industry senior management experience and has achieved significant success within a wide variety of global enterprises. As Chief Product Officer for ACRE, Kim is responsible for overseeing the company’s brands, strategic product planning, and cybersecurity strategy. In addition, Kim provides direction for messaging strategy and communications development.

Prior to her role at ACRE, she served as the Director of Technology and Communications for Vanderbilt International in Dublin, Ireland, where she managed the global R&D, Product Management, and Marketing Communications teams.

Kim has held senior positions with GE Security, G4S, Xtralis, and Pelco by Schneider Electric. These global positions have provided her with extensive international experience, including time living in England, France, Belgium, and Ireland. Kim also serves on the Security Industry Association Board of Directors.

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Steven Bowcut, CPP, PSP is an award-winning journalist covering cyber and physical security. He is an editor and writer for Brilliance Security Magazine as well as other security and non-security online publications. Follow and connect with Steve on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.