What are executives, Chief Information Officers, and security professionals worried about?
We sat down with Bosch Security Systems' Network Video and Cyber Security Training Engineer, David Brent, to discuss how cyber security vulnerability across the electronic security system industry can impact businesses, organizations, and government.
Locking down all the devices beyond simple password protection is critically important. Applying passwords comes after selecting a trusted security manufacturer and as the first step of many when locking down IP cameras and other electronic security devices.
Target had a data security breach which compromised 40 million customer records. Craft and hobby store, Michaels, has 2.6 million records stolen. The University of Maryland had 300,000 records stolen. 20,000 patient records were stolen from Standford Hospital. Federal records show that the U.S. Federal Reserve detected more than 50 cyber security breaches between 2011 and 2015, including several incidents considered to be espionage, according to the Security Industry Association story. The Fed’s cyber security team logged 310 incident reports during the four-year span, 140 of which were classified as hacking attempts, reported Reuters. More on this by Reuters.
IP cameras and other devices present a network penetration risk
Reputable and trusted security manufacturers, like Bosch Security Systems, are meeting IT's cyber security demands. Here's how:
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Bosch IP Video and Cyber Security
Cyber Security of IP Video Class Resources (available to class attendees)
LINK: Bosch Security Academy
Physical & Electronic Security Converged with Cyber Security
IT professionals can lock down and monitor equipment racks to preserve hardware integrity, and keep rogue laptops and removable storage devices away from the network and sensitive data. For example, consider how Edward Snowden stole information from the NSA via unprotected computer hardware. (story link here)
Equipment racks are located in dedicated IT closets and data centers. Cause for concern is the amount of IT hardware and infrastructure housed in closets that are shared and accessed by personnel from other departments. In this video we discuss several applications and options for securing data racks and closets.