Articles on OSDP and access control hacking

 
Cypress supports adoption of the Security Industry Association’s OSDP access control standard,

which offers better security, interoperability and functionality than legacy protocols.

Browse our list of articles to learn more SIA’s Open Supervised Device Protocol,
as well as the vulnerabilities inherent in legacy protocols such as Wiegand.

 
 
 

OSDP Offers Encryption Prescription: Why It’s Better Than Wiegand

Security Sales & Integration

 

“Combined with modern credentials, OSDP provides a way for secure end-to-end deployments with lower installation and operational costs.” Read more …

 

Access Control Benefits: SIA OSDP vs. Legacy Card Systems

Total Security Advisor

 

“Consider the communications technology approach that will future-proof your system’s performance and security. While some access control systems leverage legacy technology like Wiegand, the most modern, advanced systems are powered by Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP).” Read more …

 

10 Steps: How to Set up Your Integration Business for OSDP Success

Security Sales & Integration

 

“Widespread adoption of OSDP, an access control communications standard, is long overdue. Fortunately, the barriers for entry are low.” Read more …

 

Popular Access Control

Security Today

 

“If your new system leverages the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), it also will interface easily with control panels or other security management systems, fostering interoperability among security devices, whether using mobile or a card… OSDP is not in the same ballpark with Wiegand; it is in a different sport and country.” Read more …

 

The Quest for Electronic Access Control Best Practices

Security Sales & Integration

 

“OSDP basically is encrypted EAC communication using the popular RS-485 footprint. In comparison, OSDP provides reader-to-controller encryption and two-way communications while Wiegand has no encryption or two-way communications…OSDP is obviously the winner for today’s secure EAC communications.” Read more …

 

On-Ramp to the Cloud: Upgrading Physical Access Control with OSDP

Security Sales & Integration

 

“A key specification in the journey to the Cloud is the Open Supervised Device Protocol, which improves security while adding real-world efficiencies.” Read more …

 

SIA Names New Director of Standards and Technology

SecurityIndustry.org

 

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Edison Shen as its new director of standards and technology… Read more …

 

OSDP & Identity Conversation with Doug OGorden & Salvatore D'Agostino (audio)

FindBiometrics.com

 

“In the OSDP Verified program, we have the world’s leading experts on OSDP. People who come into the program benefit from literally a hundred man years of knowledge on OSDP. Every development team we’ve interacted with has benefited from going through the verification program” Read more …

 

There is a Hole in the Boat: Why Access Control Professionals Need to Move from Wiegand to OSDP

SecurityIndustry.org

 

For less than $100, anyone can go online and purchase a device known as an ESP Key. Bad actors can easily take a card reader off the wall and install this postage stamp-sized device on the existing wiring to “sniff” the data that is being transmitted across it. This sensitive data and the vulnerable way it is being transmitted requires attention… Read more …

 

Why OSDP?

YouTube

Paige DataCom Solutions

 

Do you want to be known as the integrator that told your customer to use an old technology that created a vulnerability? OSDP is secure, has 2-way communication, allows readers to be supervised, and can be used to support everything at a door.… Read more …

 

OSDP Conversation with Doug OGorden & Tony Diodato, Cypress Founder & CTO (audio)

FindBiometrics.com

 

In this special episode of the ID Talk Podcast, FindBiometrics’ Doug OGorden speaks with Tony Diodato, co-chair of the Security Industry Association’s OSDP working group and owner and CTO of Cypress Integration Systems… Read more …

 

Cypress Sees OSDP Heading into Growth Phase

SecIndGroup.com

 

SIA’s Open Supervised Device Protocol is quickly becoming the minimum entry requirement for readers in the security industry today. OSDP is expected to be a core requirement for any reader in serious future security projects to protect the customer’s investment because of its higher level of security and potentially being an open industry standard for communication of access readers with access control systems and other management systems.… Read more …

 

5 Reasons Security Integrators Should be Implementing OSDP

FarpointeData.com

 

By employing RS-485 serial communications, OSDP offers important installation benefits. Dedicated homerun wiring (or point-to-point) is no longer required from the access control panel to each individual reader… Read more …

 

OSDP Takes the Next Big Step

SecurityInfoWatch.com

 

Far too often, your customers are forced to make tradeoffs between security and ease of use. As a general rule, the more secure a solution is, the more time is required to establish security protocols.

Access control using the Security Industry Association (SIA) Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard is one of those exceptions where security is baked into the solution, providing customers with the security that they require and providing the integrator community with ease of deployment and maintenance capabilities far beyond those of traditional Wiegand access control deployments. Read more …

 

Exceeding Standards Within Access Control

Security Systems News

 

Knowing that access control is one of the key elements in putting together a comprehensive security plan, it is imperative that standards are continually enhanced to give end users peace of mind knowing that their facilities are safe and secure.

To that end, the Security Industry Association (SIA) Working Group has developed and maintained the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) since 2011. Read more …

 

ISC West Virtual Session Highlights Promise of OSDP to Replace Wiegand

Security Informed

 
Systems that still use the Wiegand protocol are performing below accepted industry standards and are vulnerable to over-the-counter exploits. A session at ISC West’s Virtual Event highlighted a replacement technology that solves those problems and expands the security, flexibility and functionality of systems. Read more
 

The Promise of OSDP: New Implementation and Retrofits

ISC West 2020 Virtual Event

 
The security and efficiency of many access control systems is sub-par and vulnerable to exploits, but adoption of SIA’s #OSDP standard brings enhanced security, flexibility & choices in an access control partner. This ISC West recorded session looks at how OSDP solves legacy vulnerability, and delivers increased security, functionality and interoperability, and reviews implementation and retrofits with Jeremy Fromm of Mercury Security and Tony Diodato of Cypress.
 

Hacked in 60 Seconds: How Legacy Wiegand Exposes Modern Access Control

ISC West 2020 Virtual Event

 
Why use the most advanced readers and credentials in an access control system only to introduce a vulnerability at the connection?
In this ISC West recorded session, see how easily the Wiegand connection can be hacked and learn how SIA’s OSDP standard secures the connection in this session featuring ethical hacker Babak Javadi and format/protocol expert Tony Diodato, co-chair of the SIA OSDP Working Group.
 

Cypress among first to announce OSDP Verified solution

Cypress / Security Industry Association

 
Cypress is among the first group of manufacturers with a product that has successfully completed the OSDP Verified independent conformance testing, with the OSM-1000 OSDP-Wiegand Converter. The verification program is a milestone for the industry, says Tony Diodato, Cypress founder and Chief Technology Officer. See the current list of OSDP Verified products here. See the Cypress announcement here.
 

The OSDP Standard

Inside Access Control

 

OSDP is a protocol that the Security Industry Association developed, and one that’s taking the industry by storm. In this episode of Inside Access Control, Lee Odess sits down with Salvatore D’Agostino, CEO of IDmachines and Co-Founder of OpenConsent, to talk about the new communication standard.

 

SIA open protocol approved as international standard

Security Systems News

 
“This is really exciting for the industry,” Anthony Diodato, co-chair of SIA’s OSDP Working Group and founder, CTO at Cypress Integration Systems, said in the announcement. “While the process may have been long, the industry can finally point to an international standard that brings higher security and greater functionality to new and legacy access control solutions.” … . Read more.
 

OSDP Receives IEC approval

Security Matters

 

What it took to develop the OSDP protocol (podcast with host Andrew Lanning, Salvatore D’Agostino of IDmachines, and Rodney Thayer of 
Smithee Solutions) 

 

OSDP: The future of access control

Security

 
It’s easy to see why the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), has become the security industry’s gold standard for access control installations. It enhances security, adds flexibility and makes systems easy to update and integrate with other devices. … (Read more)
 

OSDP-to-legacy Wiegand panel converter simplifies adoption of SIA’s OSDP standard

Security Info Watch

 
Installed inside the panel, the OSM-CPI is a dedicated OSDP-to-legacy Wiegand control panel interface that securely connects the panel with an OSDP reader … Read more
 

State of the Market 2020: Access Control

SDM Magazine

 
 

Defending Physical Security Devices from Hackers

Security Info Watch

 
 

The Advantages of OSDP

Hi-Tech Security Solutions Magazine

 
 

Migrating Access Control to a Secure Future

Security Info Watch

 
The latest OSDP specification offers tremendous efficiencies which can be captured in Return on Investment (RoI) scenarios… Read more.
 

What is OSDP?

PCSCsecurity.com

 
OSDP is best explained in contrast to the Wiegand interface protocol that it is quickly replacing. A wiring standard which arose from the popularity… Read more.
 

A Gold Standard for Access Control Installations

Security Informed

 
Today’s security industry technology standards create a common framework for achieving predictable performance. Systems are made… Read more
 

Experts: Access Control Tech to Continue to Evolve in 2019

Security Info Watch

 
When some technologists assess the state of the physical access control industry, they look at it through the same eyes as a teenager might… Read more
 

Tech Trends: The OSDP Awareness Campaign

Security Info Watch

 
At the recent CONSULT conference in Nashville, I had the opportunity to sit in on a lively discussion on the use of the Security Industry Association… Read more
 

Intransigence at the Card Reader Door

Security Info Watch

 
The Internet is replete with information on how to “hack” Wiegand communication and many types of access cards. One Security By Design, Inc. client… Read more
 

OSDP access control spec delivers interoperability

SecureID News

 
…  Assigned to SIA in 2012 in order to promote its openness and enable the specification to evolve with input from the entire industry, SIA OSDP has a number of advantages over other security protocols … Read more
 

How Are Standards Changing Physical Security?

Security Informed

 
 

Tiny Hacking Device Lets Anyone Into Your Office

Yahoo Finance

 
 

OSDP Benefits Forward-Thinking Campus Environments

Campus Security & Life Safety

 
 

Security Systems Integrators are Missing the Boat on Interoperability

Security Sales & Integration

 
Access control credentials range from magnetic stripe to 125kHz proximity credentials that output an identifier and do not provide… Read more.
 

Specifying Hacking-Resistant Access Control

The Construction Specifier

 
 
 

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