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Free cyber audit tool

A free cyber audit tool has been released to its customers by the integrated access control, intruder alarms management and perimeter protection product company, Gallagher Security.

The product firm has unveiled its Security Health Check (SHC) tool to help its customers identify and understand potential vulnerabilities within their security system. Gallagher customers can use the SHC utility free to run an automated check via their Command Centre system at any time, reducing the time and expense of performing regular manual audits.

SHC identifies system vulnerabilities, assesses the severity of the threat, and provides specific recommendations to mitigate the risk and ensure correct system configuration. It also provides a mechanism to compare against earlier audit results to ensure organisations can track improvement over time and better plan system upgrades.

Gallagher chief technology officer Steve Bell said: “We designed SHC to give sites ownership of the state of their system as security risks and system vulnerabilities aren’t static. It’s important to us to promote and support a culture of ongoing improvement within our industry.”

The developers add that SHC addresses the ever-evolving threat of cyber-attack, while supporting sites to protect the data within their access control system.

Steve Bell added: “Security systems can be vulnerable to cyber-attack for a variety of reasons, and the consequences can be significant. A cyber breach via security systems can potentially allow access to personal data, restricted areas, and intellectual property, it could also lead to unauthorised control over HVAC, lighting and building systems in order to disrupt operations.”


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