Cybersecurity is one of the most difficult challenges facing modern video security systems. The situation is not made easier by the increasing use of Cloud technologies, AI und Internet of Things (IoT) strategies. However, it is not uncommon for users to forget the most basic precautions. Germany-based video security technology manufacturer Dallmeier repeats five important ‘procedure’ tips. Safeguarding a video system involves many technical components and the corresponding expertise. However, there are basic aspects which do not fall within the realm of pure technology:
- User Rights – Operators should only set up user accounts with user rights that are essential to their function. This reduces the threat of manipulation ‘from inside’.
- Passwords – A subject neglected too often: Default Username/Password combinations should be changed without fail, and strong passwords should be used.
- Unnecessary Services – A small number of services reduces the points of attack. Consider which services are needed and which can be disabled.
- Updates & Patches – Nothing changes faster than the number and nature of cyberattacks. Product updates and security patches must be installed promptly, and maintenance contracts should always be kept up to date.
- Up-to-Date System Components – Everyone is delighted when systems remain usable for a long time, but especially with regard to IoT systems, it is always worth considering whether it might be better to replace components even if they are still fully functional, for example because no more security updates are being issued. Economising until the bitter end is not always the right strategy.