ABOUT OSDP

ABOUT OSDP

Even the latest in biometric readers can leave facilities vulnerable. What's at fault? The legacy Wiegand connection. Due to advances in technology, the Wiegand protocol can easily be hacked, disabling your access control - or worse. The Security Industry Association's OSDP protocol with Secure Channel is the best defense against hackers.

Even the latest in biometric readers can leave facilities vulnerable. What's at fault? The legacy Wiegand connection. Due to advances in technology, the Wiegand protocol can easily be hacked, disabling your access control - or worse. The Security Industry Association's OSDP protocol with Secure Channel is the best defense against hackers.

THE WIEGAND SECURITY FLAW

THE WIEGAND SECURITY FLAW

How to Fix

How to Fix

 
 
 

OSMIUM™ OSDP-Wiegand Converter

  • Convert legacy Wiegand readers to SIA’s OSDP™ 2-wire protocol
  • Integrate legacy Wiegand panels with OSDP readers
  • Supports up to 256-bit Wiegand with GPIO including LED, lock, REX and door status
  • OSDP Secure Channel AES-128 encryption halts Wiegand hacks

OSM-1000 (Board only)

For manufacturers interested in including OSDP in access control products, please contact us.

 
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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 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

 
 
 

 To learn more about SIA’s Open Supervised Device Protocol standard,

 
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Please be safe and remain aware of the risks.

If your inquiry is not urgent please leave a message and it will be handled as quickly as possible.

Please share this will any and all that you deem may need to know.

Presales, service and support will be available M-F from 9am - 6pm EST.

Emails to solutions@cyprx.com will be addressed in a timely manner and calls to +1.810.245.2300 will be returned if you leave a detailed email with your name and return phone number.

To valued partners,

As Covid-19 continues to create challenges for personal health and business continuity we have decided to take a brief pause from our manufacturing operations until next Wednesday April 8, 2020.