Following a pandemic-exacerbated rise in data breaches and ransomware attacks, Genetec Inc., a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, guided public sector organisations on how to reduce cyber vulnerabilities of physical security systems that are often overlooked.
IP security cameras and other security devices were put in place to protect people, assets, and environments. But the same network connectivity that enables organisations to monitor operations and update software remotely presents a path into the network for cyber criminals.
Physical security systems
If they are not sufficiently modern or properly shielded, they can pose significant risk to cybersecurity. An attack that originates in a camera or door controller can find its way through the network to block access to critical applications, lock files for ransom, and steal personal data.
If they are not sufficiently modern or properly shielded, they can pose s…